Winter Weather Skin Care Tips

Winter Weather Skin Care TipsWinter weather and I have a complicated relationship. Every year around this time, my hands look like I’ve gone 3 rounds in the ring and my house is full of moisturizing lotions. While I appreciate having a winter wonderland outside while staying cozy inside, dry skin is a constant issue throughout the season for everyone in my family.

Fun fact. Did you know that our skin is the largest organ in our bodies? During the harsh winter weather, skin care can become a part-time job, especially with kids, so I’m happy to share 6 steps for preventing dry skin this winter.Winter Weather Skin Care Tips

Winter Weather is Harder on Kids Than You Think

My little girl has very sensitive skin and Dr. Wendy Sue Swanson of Seattle Mama Doc has noted that eczema primarily affects kids. It’s common to see an increased risk for eczema flare-ups in the winter. She refers to eczema as “the itch that rashes”. A recent study suggests at least 10% of children in the US suffer from eczema and “the itch that rashes” can start out as a patch, but gets worse as a child can’t help but itch it. Since my kids were babies, I’ve always incorporated a moisturizing massage after bath. It is soothing for the skin and calming for the kids. Dr. Swanson offers the following helpful advice: “If your child suffers from eczema, talk to your pediatrician to create an action plan for combating these dry months and hopefully avoiding such severe tolls and trolls on everyday life.”

Since my kids were babies, I’ve always incorporated a moisturizing massage after bath. It is soothing for the skin and calming for the kids. Dr. Swanson offers the following helpful advice: “If your child suffers from eczema, talk to your pediatrician to create an action plan for combating these dry months and hopefully avoiding such severe tolls and trolls on everyday life.”Winter Weather Skin Care for Kids

Winter Weather Skin Care Tips You Can Use Today

  • Sunscreen – may seem unnecessary, but year round skin protection is important
  • An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure – develop a skin care routine early on
  • Moisturize your skin and the air – humidifiers can help prevent dry skin and nosebleeds
  • Stay hydrated – drinking water hydrates us from the inside out
  • Simple bath time – a quick warm bath can feel great, but avoid water that is too hot or for too long
  • Don’t leave home without it – carry a travel-size bottle of moisturizing lotion everywhere you go

I’d love to hear your skin care routines. For more helpful tips, check out this KYOTC expert article on how to treat dry winter skin: http://www.knowyourotcs.org/2014/01/a-guide-to-winter-skin/

Winter Weather Skin Care Tips for Kids
I’m proud to join the conversation and empower parents as a blogging ambassador with the CHPA (Consumer Health Products Association) Educational Foundation and KnowYourOTCs.org. This is a sponsored post. While I have received compensation by the CHPA Educational Foundation, KnowYourOTCs, my opinions are my own.

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