3 Tips To Prevent Wind Burn This Winter
Keep the skin as moist as possible. Before leaving home, a good moisturizer, preferably with sunscreen should be liberally applied and then reapplied every two hours.
Don’t forget the moisturizing lip balm.
Wear protective clothing such as sunglasses and scarves whenever possible. If skiing, a full ski mask is your best bet.
If wind burn does occur, despite your best efforts then follow these tips:
Apply a heavier ointment product such as Aquaphor as often as you can remember.
Apply topical hydrocortisone 1% twice a day. It’s available over the counter.
Avoid further exposure to the elements.
Avoid astringents and caustic chemicals, as well as any products with scents or dyes as these can worsen the symptoms.
Use only a mild soap and water to clean the face.
If you show no improvement after a couple of days, call your local dermatologist and schedule an appointment.
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