PRESQUE ISLE, Maine (WAGM) –
Out of doors recreation can be enjoyable within the winter, however are you taking correct care of your skin when exterior? On this week’s Medical Monday, Kathy McCarty has ideas to enhance your skin’s well being.
When temperatures are chilly and humidity is low, the air can draw moisture away from your skin, inflicting skin to turn out to be dry, says Registered Nurse Stephanie Grandy.
“Should you mix this with the dry indoor warmth, then you find yourself with parched, cracked, chapped, broken skin. And if it truly cracks and opens and bleeds, then that units you up for potential an infection, which can be harmful, particularly, you understand, people who find themselves diabetic or produce other comorbidities,” says Registered Nurse Stephanie Grandy, a Wound Care Specialist with Northern Gentle A.R. Gould Hospital.
Toes are a selected concern this time of yr.
“Folks with diabetes ought to keep in mind to take particular care of their toes, particularly within the winter months. And once they’re selecting footwear and socks, ensure that they match nicely, since you can develop blisters and calluses or different lesions. When shopping for socks, select breathable materials comparable to wool or something that’s moisture-wicking and can maintain your toes from getting sweaty,” says Grandy.
Sure skin circumstances like eczema and psoriasis can worsen this time of yr. Face, lips and arms have a tendency to be probably the most uncovered components of our physique.
“Moisturize your skin after washing. Wash with heat however not sizzling water, as a result of sizzling water can dry your skin out extra. And the alcohol-based hand sanitizers that we’re utilizing extra now are very drying as nicely. Make sure to moisturize your face and arms, each morning and night, and use a moisturizer with sunscreen,” says Grandy.
Grandy says lip balms with fewer substances are higher. She says one other good factor to keep in mind is to keep hydrated. For extra info, contact your well being care supplier. Kathy McCarty, NewsSource 8
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