Water is a precious ally of the skin in every season, particularly during cold weather, when it tends to be drier and chapped. Even in winter, in order to protect the skin from the cold, water is very important – explains Dr. Alessandra Narcisi, dermatologist at the Humanitas hospital. – In fact, the skin needs to be hydrated from the inside, with an adequate amount of daily intake of water and liquids, and protected from the outside with moisturizing and specific facial creams. Moreover, the crucial moment for skin protection is cleansing both of the face, which should always be done with a suitable cleansing milk, and the body. In particular, the water temperature of the bath or shower should never be too hot; a quick shower with lukewarm water, even in winter, is preferrable. It is also important to protect the skin with body bath oils, along with an environment with the right humidity, as it helps to avoid dry skin by promoting the maintenance of body homeostasis hydration. Finally, nutrition also helps to protect the skin from the cold, especially if the diet is varied, rich in fruits and vegetables, and essential Omega 3 fatty acids.