The skin is the largest organ in the body and it needs a special kind of care during the winter season. There are plenty of dangers to the skin throughout the winter season and ways to prevent these dangers from happening.
The skin is especially susceptible to drying out throughout the winter. Therefore, it is important to hydrate your skin and make sure it stays moisturized.
In order to protect yourself against dry skin, you can also limit the length and temperature of showers. Taking long, hot showers can have a drying effect on the skin.
In addition, heating systems used in the winter months tend to dry out the skin. Setting up an in-home humidifier can help put moisture back into the air in your home and into your skin.
Another danger to the skin during the winter season is frostbite. In order to prevent damage to your skin from the cold weather, some steps can be taken. Warm coverings such as gloves should be worn outdoors at all times to prevent frostbite and wind burn.
In addition, don’t forget to wear sunblock! It is a myth that sunblock can only be worn in the summer months. Sunscreen should be worn all year round in order to offer the skin the protection it needs.
Massage Sessions in the Wintertime:
Getting a massage in the wintertime can be the best way to banish the number one winter skin woe: dry skin!
Massages help to rejuvenate the skin by increasing circulation and blood flow (this helps your extremities such as hands and feet feel warmer). In addition, the oils that the massage therapists use have hydrating properties and keep your skin moisturized.
The best way to keep skin from looking dry and lackluster this winter is to get a rejuvenating massage with plenty of hydrating oils. You can ask your massage therapist to recommend an oil to use and tell them if your skin is prone to dryness in the wintertime.
This winter season, make sure you take good care of yourself and your largest organ in the body: your skin!
Massage At Work USA is dedicated to protecting the health and safety of our clients and massage therapists at every appointment.