Aside from the possibility of getting caught in the middle of an avalanche and frostbite on a ski holiday, there is another threat that you should avoid: wind burns. So what exactly is wind burn?

Wind burns are redness of the skin caused by prolonged exposure to strong, cold winds. Cold air allows the wind to easily break down fat molecules (oils) that keep your skin hydrated. As a result, the skin becomes dry and irritated. The skin also becomes more sensitive to products. It usually occurs on the face, but can occur anywhere on your body.

Signs and symptoms

Itching is caused by skin irritation that appears on the redness of the face and other parts of the body such as the neck and hands. It can look like a sunburn. Occasionally, the skin may appear swollen and feel itching and / or severe pain. It usually takes a few days because it does much less damage to the skin.

However, if the irritation lasts longer, consult your doctor to prevent another skin condition such as rosacea. Rosacea is a skin condition that can be similar to heartburn and is characterized by a variety of redness of the face due to enlargement and expansion of blood vessels beneath the surface of the skin.

Who might be a victim of sunburn?

People who engage in winter sports such as skiers, snowboarders and skaters are more likely to suffer from air burns. Exposure to cold, dry, and strong winds at high altitudes increases the likelihood of severe wind burns.

People who live in hot climates do not usually experience windsurfing, however, sudden exposure to cold dry winds during the holidays or during a sudden change in climate may increase this risk.

What are the ways to prevent it?

First, cover your skin. Wear a scarf or neck warmer for the neck and chin, gloves to protect the hands, a hat or headband for the ears, and a face mask for the nose and forehead.

Second, if you plan to go out for a long time, wear some moisturizing sunscreen to protect against both the sun and the sun. Do not forget to moisturize your lips as well, with an SPF lip moisturizer. Apply sunscreen to your skin and lips every two hours.

Third, check the weather reports and find out about the cold weather before you go out. If the weather is very cold, then do not go outside too much.

Fourth, if it occurs, apply the lotion about four times a day. Make sure that these lotions do not contain perfume or acidic substances to prevent further irritation. If your skin starts to peel, resist the urge to choose your skin and continue to moisturize. When cleaning the affected area, choose a gentle cleanser to maintain your skin’s natural moisture. If your condition does not improve, it is best to consult your doctor.

Are you ready for your ski vacation? By following these helpful tips, your vacation will surely be without sunburn.

Source by Donald Soolar