The itchy little girl decided to go to the hospital for an examination. Here, the doctor pointed out the misunderstanding of life with dry skin in winter.
Admission during the dry season
Winter is characterized by dry and cold weather, so cracking, dryness and itching of the skin are common in many people of all ages. According to data from the Central Dermatology Hospital, in the cold weather these days, nearly 50% of the patients who came to the clinic were related to dry skin.
It is worth noting that many people have dry and chapped skin when they come to the hospital for treatment. Just like a map, some people will feel itchy, scratching, or itching too much. .
For people with a history of atopic dermatitis, the problem of dry skin in winter will be more serious, leading to many dangerous complications. ”
For some people, if they are not properly cared for, dry skin can easily lead to complications from repeated infections. In fact, hospitals have also encountered cases of using homemade skin care products, soaking hands and feet with leaves, and taking a bath all over the body, which caused dangerous double infections.
Habits that cause severe skin damage
Misunderstanding 1: The bath water is too hot
Dr. Nguyet Minh said that taking a hot bath in winter is good for the body, but many people are afraid of the cold and the bath is too hot. Taking a hot bath will make the skin dry, let alone scrubbing, the bath time is too long…
“In winter, scaly skin often appears on the body. When exposed to water, this layer of skin peels off easily. People often rub it carefully. However, this is a mistake that makes the skin drier. Bathing too close or bathing too hot can cause The skin loses good moisturizers and lipids. Therefore, everyone, especially women, should check how to take a bath every day,” said Dr. Nguyet Minh.
In addition to bathing with hot water, many families with children also install heaters in the bathrooms when conditions permit. This is great, but if used improperly, it will accidentally “kill” the skin.
Therefore, taking a bath with hot water for a long time, coupled with the heating of the lamp, will put double pressure on the skin and make the skin dry faster. People may not realize it at the time, but after a period of bathing, the moisture on the skin will decrease and the skin will become dry and itchy.
Misunderstanding 2: Drink too little water
Everyone knows that water is important to the body, but in the cold season, people seem to drink less water. Dr. Vu Nguyet Minh said that the function of water is to provide moisture to the skin from within. The more water the body needs in winter.
Therefore, in addition to drinking enough about 2 to 2.5 liters of water a day, people can also drink more water on dry days. If you are not thirsty, you also need to drink water. Not drinking enough water is the main cause of dry skin.
In addition to drinking plenty of water in winter, you should also eat more fruits. Fruits not only provide vitamins and minerals, but also provide a lot of moisture to the skin.
Safely protect your skin in the dry season
After bathing or before going to bed, moisturizer should be applied to the skin. Please note that the moisturizer used must be safe and approved by the circulation authority. Do not use floating homemade products.