National Healthy Skin Month is the perfect time to evaluate your skincare routine to ensure you’re doing everything possible to keep your skin healthy.
You should take good care of your skin since it is the largest organ in your body! Find out why your skin is valuable and how to protect it.
Healthy Skin Is Important
Your skin is your largest organ, and you should keep it healthy for the following reasons:
Keeping our skin healthy and infection-free is vital for our overall health and well-being: As the largest organ in our body, our skin protects us from harmful bacteria.
Healthy skin is essential for maintaining our body temperature: Our skin helps regulate our body temperature by releasing sweat when we’re too warm and constricting blood vessels when we’re cold. If our skin is dry and irritated, it can’t perform these functions effectively, putting us at risk for hypothermia or overheating.
Our skin reflects our overall health: When we take care of it, we’re not just making sure it looks its best—we also indicate to the world that we prioritize our health and well-being.
How To Keep Your Skin Healthy This Winter
Here are a few tips to help you keep your skin healthy this winter:
Avoid hot showers: It’s tempting to take a hot shower to warm up on a cold day. But hot water can strip away the natural oils that protect our skin, leaving it dry, irritated, and more susceptible to infection. When you shower, aim for lukewarm water and avoid scrubbing your skin too harshly.
Moisturize regularly: This is the key to keeping your skin hydrated and looking its best. Be sure to choose a moisturizer that’s suitable for your skin type.
Drink plenty of water: This will help keep your skin hydrated from the inside out.
Shield your skin from the cold: When subjected to cold weather, your skin can become dry, red, and irritated. To protect your skin, dress in layers and cover up exposed skin when you’re outdoors.
Choose gentle skin care products: When your skin is dry, it can be more sensitive to harsh chemicals. Look for skin care products labeled “gentle” or “for sensitive skin.”
Contact Us for a Consultation
Dr. Regina Rosenthal is a board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in plastic and cosmetic surgery. She has helped patients achieve and maintain healthy, beautiful skin throughout her career. Give her a call at 408-559-4700.