Winter is a common time to see skin flare up. Dry air in combination with indoor heating causes the skin to become dry which can lead to more frequent flare ups and a general worsening of skin conditions. Our Pharmacies are well positioned to provide suitable treatment options to help you get on with your day.
Steps Toward Healthier Skin:
- Wash your skin with soap-free gentle cleansers. Cleansers that contain soap can remove the natural oils from the skin, disrupt pH levels, and damage the skin’s barrier
- Heal your skin with soothing creams. Moisturising creams are ideal for daily maintenance, replenishing moisture barriers and keeping skin feeling soft and smooth
- Treat your skin with Pharmacy recommended moisture creams. Hydrate and moisturise your skin to protect it from harmful pathogens
Avoid the Triggers:
Every day you are exposed to irritants and environmental factors that can aggravate skin conditions. Be mindful of these triggers:
- Hot showers
- Cold and damp weather
- Harsh fragrances
- Synthetic or itchy clothing
Neera Nathan, 2021, Stress may be getting to your skin, but it’s not a one-way street, 14 April, Harvard Health Blog, Available at: <https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/stress-may-be-getting-to-your-skin-but-its-not-a-one-way-street-2021041422334> [Accessed 30 June 2022].
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