Combat Winter’s Drying Affects on Your Skin

A few quick tips from Dr. Manrique on combating winters drying affects on your skin:

-Staying hydrated during winter is as important as staying hydrated during summer.
-Your body uses water to help maintain its temperature during both the summer and the winter. Not having
enough fluids can cause your core temperature to drop, sometimes dramatically. In fact, one of the biggest
reasons people suffer hypothermia is that they become dehydrated while staying outside for extended
periods of time.
– Not drinking enough water can contribute to gain weight during winter because your body will hold the
water if you are dehydrated. One sign of water retention is leg edema.
– Signs of dehydration can include more than just feeling thirsty, you can feel tired or have slight headaches
and constipation.
– Did you know that cold beverages sometimes can make you feel more thirsty? Drinking warm or room
temperature liquid is the best, because it maintains your body temperature equilibrium, also known as
thermoregulation. Thermoregulation is a process that allows your body to maintain its core internal
temperature. All thermoregulation mechanisms are designed to return your body to homeostasis. This is a
state of equilibrium. And when all is right with your core temperature, your body is happier.

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January 2021
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