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How Does Cold Weather Affect Skin?

We’re approaching mid-winter here in Massachusetts and you may have noticed that the temperatures are getting lower and lower. The other thing you might have noticed is changes in your skin. It is quite common for individuals to experience skin changes as the weather starts to take a downward spiral, and it’s important to take action sooner rather than later to prevent further irritation and dryness.

Major Causes of Winter Skin Issues

  • Central Heating
    Central heating systems lower your indoor air’s humidity levels which can cause your skin to crack, flake and become irritated.
  • Cool, Low-Humidity Weather
    When outside in the cold winter weather, the dryness of the air causes the moisture on your skin to evaporate, eventually dehydrating you and causing your skin to crack.
  • Hot Showers
    Hot water from a shower or bath removes the protective oil layer your skin creates for itself in order to trap moisture. Once this layer is removed, your skin over-produces the oils and can cause breakouts. For others, the oil layer takes time to replace and causes flaking.
  • Temperature Fluctuations
    Going from a warm interior out into the cold weather causes your veins to expand and contract rapidly, causing redness and broken capillaries that may be difficult to get rid of.
  • Comfort Food
    There’s nothing like a hot bowl of clam chowder or chili during the winter months to warm you up, or sitting down to a holiday meal full of refined carbs and oils. Poor holiday season diets can have a negative effect on your skin and can cause breakouts.

Products to Prevent Winter Skin Problems

At Custodial Partners, we provide our customers with the most extensive selection of skin care products. We understand that many of our customers are engaged in hands-on activities that oftentimes take place outside. It’s important to take care of your skin during the winter, which is why we recommend the following products:

Interested in learning more about our skin care products or other custodial equipment and janitorial supplies? Contact Custodial Partners today or view our products online.

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