Winter and Skin Diseases
Winter doesn’t just bring Christmas, vacations, and gifts from Santa. Many people experience severe aggravation of skin diseases during the cold season. Although the affected areas are easier to hide under clothes, the cold season is not the best time for skin.
Winter problems and the solutions
- During the winter, the skin does not get enough sun to produce vitamin D, especially in northern and moderate latitudes. Fortunately, this problem can be eliminated even without leaving home. Read more about it under the link.
- Dry and frosty air, as well as a lack of moisture in heated rooms, increase dryness of the skin. It is important to humidify the air and moisturize the skin.
- Winter clothing is not always good for the skin, especially synthetic. When the temperature drops, the body is still sweating if the fabric doesn’t allow the skin to breathe. People with skin diseases should pay special attention to the quality of winter clothing, and dress according to the weather. Try not to cause your skin extra stress.
- The winter diet often lacks fresh vegetables and fruit. Pay attention to your nutrition and use vitamin supplements if needed.
- We often hide in warm synthetic clothes. When temperatures are changing fast we are sweating, especially wearing clothes from unbreathable materials. People who suffer from skin disease should pay a special attention choosing clothes and underwear and prefer natural materials. It will help your skin to avoid extra stress.
- Winter diet isn’t rich in seasonal fruit and vegetables. Try to make sure that your diet is still balanced and use vitamin supplements if needed.
The most common problems and their solutions
Eczema is related to dryness. In cold weather, doctors often observe the first appearance of eczema. Treatment of winter eczema deserves special attention, skin moisturizing, and sufficient consumption of water.
The same is true for psoriasis. The skin is way drier and people living in northern climatic zones don’t get enough sun in a natural way. Learn about nine ways of treatment and prevention which help you to minimize the symptoms of psoriasis aggravation.
Vitiligo can react to cold weather and lack of light with seasonal aggravation. Read more about the main measures for the prevention and treatment of vitiligo in winter, and avoid a relapse.
We hope you are ready to enjoy the winter time!