Ways to Protect Skin in Winter

Ways to Protect Winter's Skin
Ways to Protect Skin in Winter

Dermatology Specialist Prof. Dr. Ayten Ferahbaş Kesikoğlu talked about 8 effective ways to protect the skin in winter and made important warnings and suggestions. In these days when the weather is getting colder, the unique adverse conditions of autumn and winter wear our skin more than ever. For this reason, it is of great importance to take the necessary precautions and not neglect the regular care of our skin. Acıbadem Dr. Sinasi Can (Kadıköy) Hospital Dermatology Specialist Prof. Dr. Ayten Ferahbaş Kesikoğlu “In autumn and winter, the skin barrier deteriorates, causing problems such as drying, dandruff, cracking, itching, redness, coarsening and even bleeding. Moreover, our skin is affected not only physically but also mentally by winter conditions. The arrival of winter causes a mild depression, limitation of movement, and a slowdown in metabolism. For these reasons, the skin, whose protective function is impaired in winter, needs more care and care.

Acıbadem Dr. Sinasi Can (Kadıköy) Hospital Dermatology Specialist Prof. Dr. Ayten Ferahbaş Kesikoğlu warned that you should wash your face.

Kesikoğlu stated that before going to bed, when you wake up and after sweating, the face must be washed with a suitable cleanser to remove bacteria, dirt and smoke residues that may have been transmitted to the skin: It will cause clogged pores and premature aging. For this reason, make-up should be removed before going to bed, and the face should be washed with a suitable cleanser both before going to bed in the evening and when getting up in the morning. Mild, odorless cleansing products suitable for skin type should be preferred, alcohol content should be avoided as it will increase dryness. In addition, warm water should be preferred, not too hot or cold.

prof. Dr. Ayten Ferahbaş Kesikoğlu said, "Don't wash with very hot water."

Stating that washing too often and with very hot water can reduce skin oils and cause more drying of the skin, Dermatology Specialist Prof. Dr. Ayten Ferahbaş Kesikoğlu “As a result of this, redness and even dryness eczema may occur. Therefore, it is necessary to avoid washing too often and with very hot water. "Applying moisturizing cream while your skin is still damp right after a shower or bath is the most effective way to keep your skin hydrated," she says. Emphasizing the need to avoid rubbing the skin, Prof. Dr. Ayten Ferahbaş Kesikoğlu says that rubbing can irritate the skin and cause many problems, including acne.

Acıbadem Dr. Sinasi Can (Kadıköy) Hospital Dermatology Specialist Prof. Dr. Ayten Ferahbaş Kesikoğlu, emphasizing that adequate and quality sleep is also of great importance on skin health, says:

“You need to sleep an average of 6-8 hours a day. Studies have shown that the most important hours of sleep are between 23.00 and 04.00. Growth hormone is secreted during sleep. When we do not sleep regularly, the process of self-repair and renewal of the skin decreases. In people who sleep less, the release of steroids, that is, cortisone, increases in the body, the increase in cortisone triggers stress in the body and disrupts the collagen structure. Insomnia causes bags under the eyes, increased swelling, bruises under the eyes, deterioration in skin tone, and loss of the vivid and bright appearance of the skin.

Kesikoğlu advised learn to manage stress

During the winter months, because of the early darkening of the weather and the diminution of the sun, one can become more pessimistic spiritually, and it can be difficult to manage stress. prof. Dr. Ayten Ferahbaş Kesikoğlu says that it is necessary to find healthy ways to manage stress because stress can trigger many skin diseases such as acne, eczema, psoriasis, oily eczema and rose disease.

prof. Dr. Kesikoğlu said, "Make sure you moisturize your skin."

Be sure to find out whether your skin type is oily, dry, normal, combination or sensitive, and don't forget to use skin care products suitable for your skin's needs. "By using products formulated for the needs of your skin, you can both reduce the wear of your skin and contribute to its healthy appearance," said Dermatology Specialist Prof. Dr. Ayten Ferahbaş Kesikoğlu continues her words as follows: “The most effective way to trap moisture in the skin is to apply a moisturizer suitable for the area regularly and immediately after washing. It is beneficial that the moisturizers you will use in the winter months should be more oil-based (ointment) than the ones you use in the summer months. Thus, the moisturizer can form a protective layer on the skin surface and prevent moisture loss.

prof. Dr. Ayten Ferahbaş Kesikoğlu warns to take care of your hands and lips

Noting that we need to wash our hands frequently during the day, Prof. Dr. Prof.Dr., noted that it is important to moisten our hands with lubricating products after each wash in order to prevent dryness and aging as well as possible hand eczema. Dr. Ayten Ferahbaş Kesikoğlu “It is necessary to moisten our hands 5-6 times a day with lubricating products, and to do housework with eczema gloves. In order to prevent dryness and cracking on the lips, you can apply a suitable lip moisturizer or petroleum jelly to your lips after washing your face and before going to bed.

Kesikoğlu emphasized that smoking should be avoided

Emphasizing that scientific studies have unequivocally proved that smoking is also harmful to skin health, Prof. Dr. Ayten Ferahbaş Kesikoğlu says that smoking is an important factor in the rapid aging of the skin, and that it takes a long time for the wounds to heal in smokers.

prof. Dr. Ayten Ferahbaş Kesikoğlu concluded her statement with the following sentences: “In winter, it is necessary to protect the skin from wind, rain and snow, use gloves, scarves or shawls, and protect the hair with a beret or hat. In winter, use cotton or flannel clothing that prevents the skin from drying out and itching, rather than nylon, synthetic, polyester, or woolen clothing. For the same reason, it is also beneficial to choose loose clothing instead of tight clothing.

Günceleme: 25/11/2022 12:11

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