6 Things You Need To Remember When The Weather is Out of Whack
Dear weather, please make up your mind
(SPOT.ph) The weather's been really fickle lately—one minute it’s chilly and cloudy, and the next it’s sunny and hot. It's a lot of stress planning your #OOTD because of this, but remember: in this crazy weather, you should pay just as much attention to your skin. After all, who likes switching from dry and peeling to sweaty and oily in a matter of hours? Here’s how to help your skin deal with the moody weather:
Cut hot showers short
Aren’t long, hot showers supposed to refresh and invigorate? Studies show that they actually disrupt the skin's natural balance of moisture, leaving it dry, flaky, and itchy. It’s best to limit bath time to 10 minutes, using lukewarm water instead.
The fluctuating temperatures make this a bit tricky. Heavy lotion is definitely out, because it’s going to feel like grease once the sun makes an appearance. Choose a non-greasy formula that is easily absorbed by the skin, such as Vaseline Intensive Care Advanced Strength Lotion. It’ll protect you in cool weather, too, as it heals very dry skin in a jiffy. At the same time, it’s light enough to carry you through sunny spells.
Protect against UV rays
It may be rainy or overcast, but the sun is always there, stealthily showering ultraviolet rays on you. Experts say that SPF 15 is enough, but the higher the SPF, the better it blocks UV rays. Protect your skin with Vaseline Healthy White SPF 24 PA++ Lotion. Besides shielding your skin against UVA and UVB rays, it also has healing micro-droplets of Vaseline Jelly for added skin protection.
Stay away from strong soap
Lye, oil, and perfume in soaps only aggravate the dry skin that you get from cold weather. Go for soaps with moisturizing properties to soothe your skin and keep it supple.
Use hand sanitizer sparingly
For a lot of us, reaching for the hand sanitizer has become second nature. But while you’ll be protected from germs, your skin takes a beating from the alcohol content, leaving it dry. Unless you follow up with a dab of lotion, make the effort to look for a hand sanitizer with moisturizing properties. It’s a great way to satisfy the germaphobe in you and moisturize your skin at the same time.
Heal with a cure-all
With skin issues ranging from fine, dry lines to eczema, Vaseline Original Jelly proves to be a panacea. It protects your skin from windburn and chapping, speeds up healing of minor cuts, and deals with eczema, which can flare up during cold weather.