How to protect your skin in dry, indoor heat in winter

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Your skin is craving extra hydration

Winter’s chill takes a toll on your skin. Cold temperatures and low humidity create dry air, robbing your skin of moisture. Brutal winter winds and indoor heating exacerbate the issue, often leaving your skin cracked and prone to bleeding. Combat the harsh effects with a tailored skincare routine to keep your skin nourished and resilient throughout the colder months.

Always use a rich moisturizer and sunscreen when you are outdoors. If you are prone to acne, consult a dermatologist to choose products for your skin so it doesn’t worsen your skin condition.

Rhysa Phommachanh, Skin Care and Makeup Specialist at Landys Chemist, said: “Central heating causes the air to become less humid and dry, which causes the skin’s moisture to evaporate swiftly from the surface. This causes the skin’s top layer to lose its natural oils and moisture, resulting in dryness and dehydration.” She added that indoor heating’s low humidity leads to transepidermal water loss (TEWL), causing accelerated skin dehydration resulting in a tight, rough feel and heightened susceptibility to fine lines and wrinkles.

Central heating weakens the skin’s protective barrier, increasing vulnerability to irritants.



Anjana Rajbhandary| Insta: @AnjyRajy

*Beauty & Health Writer *Mental Health Rehabilitation Technician/Community (MHRT/C) *Chopra Center-Certified Ayurvedic Lifestyle Teacher