National Winter Skin Relief Day:
Celebrated annually on 8th January, the National Winter Skin Relief Day is observed to remind ourselves to relive our skins from the winter blues. Having beautiful skin is a dream come true, regardless of age or gender. Even if you are on the opposite end of the self-care spectrum, protecting your skin from the harsh winter is just as important as hygiene or keeping yourself hydrated.
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Why National Winter Skin Relief Day?
In your web surfing routines, it is highly likely that you have stumbled upon many Instagram divas and social media influencers promoting skincare products. You might have heavily sighed, looking at the porcelain skin models and the skincare brands they endorse with over the roof prices.
Acne, aging, sun damage, and various other skin conditions hinder our glass-skin fantasies. To top these issues, we have the chilly winter breeze, freezing our skins to death, stripping off all the glow and moisture. It’s not bad news altogether, at least the winter itch is something we can take care of without going bankrupt.
Our 20-pound skin is the only barrier between our internal organs and the microbe infested environment. We are alive and well because our skin does its job perfectly. The least we can do is protect it from cracking open due to the winter induced dryness.
There are many reasons for the unsightly dryness we endure during the winter seasons. Exposure to harsh chemicals in your toiletries can cause skin irritation and dryness, especially during winters. Alternate exposure to the dry weather outside with the warmth of our households drives our skin crazy!
And who can resist indulging in the comfort of long hot showers? Especially during the winter season, this habit is detrimental to the health of our skin as the heat ransacks the essential oils from the skin, resulting in inflammation. The swollen cells loosen up when they dry, making your skin appear like a world map!
The medicos have done their research and have recommended a few measures to keep your skin alive. When the winter season sets in, substitute your luxurious water indulging habits and take quick lukewarm showers. And for the toiletries use gentle cleansers and avoid scrubbing altogether.
Use a good moisturizer for your skin and make use of ointments with ceramides and hyaluronic acid with light petrolatum for cracked skin. When it comes to winter dressing, wear layers to ward off the winter. Light cotton or flannel fabrics are the best options for the innermost layer as they are soft and do not cause skin irritation like synthetic fabrics. In addition to all these measures, getting a misty humidifier can guard your skin against moisture loss when you are asleep.
With a few tweaks in your daily routine, you can save yourselves from walking around like a gothic mosaic art. Being the largest organ of the body, your skin deserves some reserved moisture rights and care! Beauty is skin deep, but skin cracks hurt. So brace yourself with some moisture and cotton layers, Winter is coming!
How Can We Observe National Winter Skin Relief Day?
- Get your Winter Arsenal Ready
Find a good moisturizer for your skin type and keep your lip balm ready when your lips give the SOS signal!
- Go for an Anti-flaky routine
-Limit your bathing time to 5 mins using lukewarm water and moisturizing soap.
-Apply a moisturizer right after shower and before going to bed.
– Use a humidifier
If your skin continues to flake or itch persistently, do visit a dermatologist.
- Skin Scare Mitigation
Share your winter skincare hacks on social media using #NationalWinterSkinReliefDay and #WinterSkinReliefDay
Interesting Facts About National Winter Skin Relief Day:
Few Facts Related to National Winter Skin Relief Day,
There is a high risk of sunburn during winter, as the intensity of the UV rays is enhanced by reflecting from the snow!
- Applying witch hazel or rubbing alcohol on dry skin dehydrates the skin.
- Skin dryness in women can also be due to hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism
- Underlying medical conditions like eczema, psoriasis, diabetes, or malnutrition causes dry skin.
- Dry skin is a common problem faced by people who are required to constantly wash their hands like nurses, hairdressers, and even athletes who are involved in water sports.
History Of National Winter Skin Relief Day:
January 8th was designated as National Winter Skin Relief Day by Valeant Consumer Healthcare, a branch of Valeant Pharmaceuticals to remind folks to be ready with their moisturizer and lip balm when the mercury hits the bottom line.