Do you know how to Protect Your Skin In The Winter? What about your children’s? I never think about how the winter season can affect my kids skin. I am always worrying over them when we go to the beach, pool or playground, but when the bathing suits go into storage, so does my thoughts of a skin care routine. Believe it or not, depending on where you live, the winter months can be much harsher on your child’s skin than any other time of the year. It has gotten cold here in Tennessee much sooner than it usually does, so it has taken us a bit by surprise. I was reading an article about the weather and the negative impact it has on our skin. I decided to take a look and see what I could find on protecting our kid’s skin when it’s cold. Here is a list of just a few great ideas I found.
How To Protect Your Skin In The Winter
- Moisturize: The cold weather can suck up the moisture in our skin and if we don’t replenish it, our skin gets very dry. You need to have a safe, fragrance free lotion you can use on your kid’s face and hands. As wind chapping is a possibility, it is important to have no added chemicals or perfumes that could add to the irritation.
- Warm Not Hot: When you are bathing or washing up, you need to use warm water. The inclination of course is to use nice and hot water but this can dry out your skin. It is better to use a warm shower and reduce the amount of time you take to bathe.
- Sunscreen: We forget that you can still get a sun burn in the winter. The sun may not be as hot, but it is still present and going out unprotected can lead to dry, chapped and burnt skin. When you are stepping out, you should apply your sunscreen and cover your head and hands with hats and mittens. If you are looking for an effective and easy to use sunscreen, Tickle Time Sunblock is a fresh company who is making sunscreen application easy peasy. You can also find Tickle Time Sunblock on their Facebook or Twitter pages.
Mineral Based Sunscreen
There is a new mineral based sunscreen on the market that is not only convenient, but it is effective as well. You may have heard of Anne Heche, an actress who has starred on the big and small screens alike and her partner James Tupper who worked with Anne on one of my favorite shows, “Men In Trees”. To round out the Heche/Tupper household are Homer who is 10 and Atlas who is 3. Anne and James were committed to developing a product that had no chemicals, came from the earth and was effective. You will find no dyes or fragrances and you will get complete protection from harsh UVA/UVB lights. If your child suffers from any skin conditions like eczema or rashes, they can use Tickle Time ($35.00) with no negative side effects. The container of Tickle Time comes in 3 colors and contains enough product for 300 applications. This product is small enough to tuck into your purse and is easy to apply, so you are always able to protect your child. If you are interested in purchasing Tickle Time, you can purchase it on the Tickle Time website.