First of all, you need to protect your hands from sudden changes in temperature. Try to eliminate or minimize such occurrences when you go outside without gloves or mittens. In winter, two types of hand creams are worth using. Any light moisturizer for the whole day, and a nutritious oily one for the night. Add a couple of drops of avocado or coconut oil for extra recovery and hydration.
It is better to wash your hands with cleansers that are enriched with moisturizing ingredients. If you prefer to use antibacterial soap, then carefully study the composition. A substance called triclosan, often used in antibacterial products, can severely dehydrate the skin and cause dryness.
If the skin is already coarse and peeling, then it is important to use special regenerating creams and balms with an antiseptic effect throughout the day. Most of them contain panthenol, vitamins of group B and E, which help to repair damage and soothe the skin as soon as possible.
The main rule of lip health is to remove flaking and crusts on the lips exclusively with a scrub or soft brush. It is definitely not worth doing this with your hands or teeth, since this can provoke severe damage to the skin of the lips and infect an infection. Start scrubbing your lips twice a day with ready-made products or homemade (mix sugar or salt with a drop of honey and oil) before applying the balm.
An important point on which the health of the skin of the lips in winter directly depends: if you use cleansers and tonics with acids, then try not to apply them to the lips and after washing, additionally remove the remnants of the products with a cotton pad moistened with water.
It is better to choose a hygienic lipstick with a greasy oil texture. Unlike hard sticks, such balms are easily applied without stretching the skin and without causing microtrauma. An additional plus of oily balms is that, due to their texture, they protect the skin for longer and provide long-term hydration. By the way, how you apply the chapstick is also important. Do not use your fingertips for this, as they may contain bacteria that can also cause inflammation.
For peeling on your face, you need to use two methods in parallel: gentle exfoliation (if you do not have too thin or sensitive skin) and nourishing creams. To restore the skin softness and smoothness, first you need to rid it of dead cells with the help of non-traumatic peels. In the case of dry and injured skin, instead of peels, it is advisable to wash your face with oatmeal flakes diluted with warm water. Roll-up gels can also work, which dissolve flakes and gently polish the skin.
After that, the skin prone to dryness and flaking is ready to receive useful ingredients to restore its protective functions. Don't overdo it - there should be a protective layer on the skin to withstand changes in temperature. Look for products that restore the lipid barrier and help the skin retain moisture. You can replace your usual night care with such creams for a while, or use them pointwise on areas with peeling. The main thing is to apply the cream on clean skin after the tonic, and not on top of another cream.
If you cannot apply fatty restorative products during the day, then use a gel with aloe extract as a serum before applying your favorite daytime product. Aloe soothes irritated skin, and the texture of the gel does not leave stickiness and allows the product to be absorbed many times faster.