CARE OF THE DRY NOSE
The skin is our main protective barrier of the organism against external agents, a function that fulfills both the skin of the outer area and the mucous membranes that line the entrance orifices to our body, as occurs, for example, in the case of the dry nose if not taken care..
For the nose skin to adequately fulfill this function, it must be healthy and sufficiently hydrated. Dry skin, lacking the water or lipids necessary to maintain its structure, is a more fragile skin, and it will have more difficulties to defend itself. That is why it is crucial to maintain an adequate level of hydration and avoid dryness.
CAUSES OF NASAL DRYNESS
The constant use of the handkerchief in colds, flu, or allergic processes, causes the nasal area to dry out and become irritated. It occurs both with cloth tissues and the comfortable and hygienic tissues (which cause even more dryness).
Dry climate In places where the weather is drier, it is more common for you to notice that the skin and nasal mucosa dry out more quickly.
The change from areas with high temperatures to cold spots occurs in winter when we go outside, or vice versa, as in summer when we leave the cool air conditioning to the street’s heat, causes dehydration in the skin.
Both heating and air conditioning courses dryness to the environment at home, at work, etc. The nasal mucosa tends to lose moisture and dry out.
Environmental pollution, dust, smoke, chlorine from swimming pools, etc., are aggravating factors that also produce dehydration.
HOW CAN YOU AVOID DRYNESS IN THE NOSE?
PERFORM A PROPER NASAL CLEANSING,
Both the external skin, with a cleansing cosmetic, and the internal area, using a physiological serum or seawater spray.
HYDRATE THE SKIN OF THE NOSE AND NASAL MUCOSA
The external area, in general, can be hydrated with the same product that you use for the rest of your face. However, on specific occasions when you notice that the skin begins to irritate or preventively in dry environments, it may be convenient to use a particular moisturizing balm for this area. It will help you avoid dryness and calm or prevent irritation.
You can use the cleaning spray for the nose’s internal area, which refreshes and hydrates the mucosa. In other cases, the use of an intranasal hydrating gel is necessary.
An adequate amount of water, at least a liter and a half daily, is essential to maintain the body’s correct hydration and skin.
Use a humidifier for your home, especially at night, to prevent your nose from drying out.
Finally, you should avoid the frequent causes of dryness that we have just mentioned:
Sudden changes in temperature
Environments loaded with smoke, gases, or pollution
Abuse of heaters and air conditioners
IF THE NOSE IS DRY, HOW CAN YOU PREVENT THE APPEARANCE OF WOUNDS?
When the skin has already dried, it is much more fragile, and it is easier for any slight friction to lead to the appearance of a small wound, so you must take specific care to avoid it:
Don’t scratch or touch your nose with your fingers. The contact of the nail with the dry skin of the area will quickly cause a wound.
Reduces irritation and chafing, mostly produced by the continuous use of handkerchiefs, which, if combined with their dryness, irritates a wound.
Apply specific protective and regenerating products for the nasal area. Petroleum jelly can prevent dehydration, but it is much more appropriate to use a nose and lip cream or balm that hydrates the area, protect it, calms it, and even promotes healing if there is already a small wound.
Follow our tips to care for and protect your nose and forget about dryness and annoying wounds.