How to Nix Winter Skin Problems NOW!

As the dead of winter approaches, the battle for healthy skin seems like a no-win situation. You can minimize the toll the next few months will take on your skin by taking the proper steps now.

Facing the enemy

As temperatures drop, heaters are on, the wind whips up and the battle for healthy skin becomes more challenging. Dry air takes away the thin layer of oil that traps moisture in the skin, causing itchy and painful conditions such as severe dry skin, chapped lips, cold sores and fever blisters. Any trauma to the skin, such as chafing and cracking, causes an inflammatory response, which can make skin more susceptible to flare-ups of all sorts.

thermometer behind the frozen window


Shower briefly

When it’s cold outside, some of us prolong our hot showers, which is a recipe for dry, irritated skin. Instead try to keep the shower as brief as possible and use lukewarm, not hot, water. Switch to less aggressive soap made for sensitive skin and gently pat yourself dry to avoid traumatizing or overdrying the skin.

Get comfortable – Dress for less irritation and more ventilation

If your skin does flare up, choose soft, breathable fabrics, like cotton, instead of itchy woolens or polyester. Loose-fitted clothing will also help to keep your skin from chafing and becoming irritated by perspiration.


Change the air around you 

Although we always advise a warm dry climate, If you’re in an environment where it’s extremely dry, you’re actually going to dry your skin out even more. To combat this, we suggest placing a humidifier in the room. This will help moisturize your skin without the need of creams and serums.

Relieve Stress

Winter can bring stress, being under pressure, and trying to get things done before the “snow hits” certainly can trigger skin problems and flare-ups. Look for ways—such as meditation and yoga,—to relieve winter-related stress.

Take Early Action Agianst Chapped Lips, Cold Sores and Fever Blisters

The winter is the primary season for chapped lips, cold sores and fever blisters. There are several triggers that can set off any of these pesky trio’s. Fatigue, stress and extreme weather conditions are just a few of the common triggers. All of these triggers are active during winter when many people tend to suffer more than any other time of the year. However, there are ways to minimize these winter skin flare-ups. Most significantly, know the signs beforehand, and secondly, intervene by taking action with Fenvir.

Hydrate Irritated Winter Skin from the Inside Out

Smooth, supple, and soft skin can turn red, chapped, and rough by February. The main culprit, lack of internal moisture. During the winter, outside air humidity plunges. Inside, things are even drier, thanks to indoor heating. If you’re washing frequently to avoid catching a cold or the flu, you could drain whatever natural oils that are left in your skin. To treat parched, scaly skin drink at least eight 8oz glasses of water a day to hydrate your body from the inside out.

Combat Skin Issues with Fenvir™

Because a lot of skin problems involve immune system responses, experts believe that combating potential issues as soon as possible can prevent them from becoming worse. Follow basic steps to keep yourself healthy. Wash your hands frequently, get a good nights sleep, and exercise.  And don’t forget to take Fenvir.