You’ve cleaned the fireplace and had it checked out, insulated the windows and doors, and performed preventive maintenance on your vehicles. Winter weatherproofing for your home and your cars is complete. What about your skin? When the weather grows colder our skin often grows drier and tighter and may begin to become irritated and/or flaky. Psoriasis and eczema sufferers may curse the winter, as it brings more frequent and more intense flare-ups with it. Just as preparing properly can make our homes more comfortable and save on the energy bill and keep our vehicles performing smoothly, it can also keep winter from wreaking havoc on our skin.
With the trending “Superwoman Syndrome,” many women have forgotten the importance of self-care. They have gotten so caught up in taking care of everybody else, that to do anything else feels selfish to them. Choosing to turn down an invitation to get some much-needed sleep brings on feelings of guilt. Letting the phone go to voicemail when they simply cannot handle “any extra” feels like betrayal.