The coldest time of the year is approaching. It’s time to separate the coats and scarves to face the temperature drops and cold winds. In addition to them, it is also necessary to be aware of the necessary changes in routine and health care in winter.
During this time of the year, it is normal for the skin to dehydrate due to low temperatures. This type of problem causes the skin to become more sensitive, causing unpleasant discomfort.
In today’s post, we show you what needs to be done to keep your skin and your family healthy for the next few months.
WHY SHOULD CARE BE DOUBLED IN WINTER?
Some think that in winter, the only big change is in the dressing room. Just include some warm pieces, and you’re done. And although this is a correct and recommendable attitude, it alone does not guarantee a healthy winter, and it is necessary to take care of other equally important aspects.
For example, the skin is more dry than normal, as we sweat less and use the warmer water at the time of bathing. Those who suffer from allergies and diseases, such as rhinitis, sinusitis, bronchitis, and asthma are more likely to suffer in the cold season.
Also, cardiac patients must also take care in health care in winter: the number of heart attacks increases by about 30% and those of stroke, 20% at this time of year. This is because our heart tends to make a greater effort to maintain body temperature, protecting vital organs’ functioning.
IS IT POSSIBLE TO FACE WINTER WITH HEALTH?
As soon as summer says goodbye, it is time to organize a list with priorities and health care in winter. Separate the clothes and items that are kept for airing – the ideal is to wash or sanitize each item, to get rid of dust or mold.
If you or someone in the family needs special attention, it’s time to make an appointment with the doctor, have a check-up to ensure that everything is under control to face the period without any major concerns.
WHAT ARE THE MAIN HEALTH CARE IN WINTER?
TAKE CARE OF FOOD
It is necessary to strengthen our body’s defense system to face low temperatures. As tempting as the idea of staying under the covers eating chocolate, the ideal is to drink plenty of water, consume plenty of vegetables, especially those rich in vitamin C.
RENEW THE AIR AT HOME
A common myth is that the windows need to be tightly closed so as not to bring on diseases from the cold. The ideal is to circulate enough air in the house and enjoy every minute of sunshine. The concentration of dust helps in the proliferation of mites and bacteria, which help to trigger or worsen health problems.
ALWAYS KEEP WARM
“Take a coat that keeps your body warm!” Sudden temperature variations can promote or worsen headaches and low immunity, opening the door for the onset of colds, flu, and the like. Other than that, thermal comfort is also essential for well-being.
GET THE NECESSARY VACCINES
The flu vaccination campaign is now available on the national health network for specific groups. However, it is indicated for all people over 6 months and who are not allergic to the vaccine’s components.
APPLY LIP PROTECTION
Dry lips are common in winter and can cause sores and cracking. To prevent it, the ideal is to use specific moisturizers, the most common being cocoa butter.
DON’T FORGET THE SUNSCREEN
It is not because it is cold outside that the guard must be abandoned. In fact, harmful rays exist all year round. As in the winter, the sun’s exposure is less, the skin is lighter and less protected. Therefore, the routine in the use of blockers should be continuous.