Get ready for the winter holidays - 7 tips for the winter - LUXMED

Get ready for the winter holidays 7 tips for winter

If you are planning a holiday and winter holiday to enjoy the unique climate of winter sports, it is essential to prepare for your trip well in advance. Holidays in the mountains are particularly popular, and foreign trips are also popular. However, this currently involves meeting the conditions described on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website and the entry conditions for the destination country.

Whether you're spending the holidays in Poland or abroad, make sure you prepare properly, take care of yourself and your loved ones, and make the holidays a time of relaxation.

The following advice and tips will help you!

  1. A good outfit for a trip is essential, especially for winter sports. It should be waterproof, warm and comfortable. The "onion principle" works well, as it allows you to adjust the layers of clothing to the conditions:
  • thermo-active underwear,
  • Socks - thicker and higher than standard,
  • Sweatshirt - providing thermal insulation and circulation of air and water vapour, wicking moisture away from the body,
  • trousers and a jacket, preferably with a membrane to ensure waterproofing during activity,
  • gloves (two pairs - an outer, waterproof pair and another for warmth),
  • hat, scarf or multifunctional wrap,
  • trekking boots.

When engaging in 'normal' activities, do not dress too 'warmly'. During the first few minutes on the move you should feel a slight thermal discomfort, which will pass after a few minutes as your heart rate increases.

If your child is going on a winter holiday - make sure there are qualified medical staff on site. Inform them of any illnesses, allergies or medication they are taking. Put a first-aid kit in your child's suitcase, including painkillers, ice sprays, bruise ointment, throat tablets and bandages.

Take care of your skin - exposed to wind, cold and low temperatures in winter, it reacts with dryness and tightness and is very prone to irritation. Remember to moisturise it intensively and regularly. Hydrate your body and drink at least 2 litres of water a day.

Take care:

- delicate lip skin - use, for example, protective lipsticks with beeswax and oily creams,
- skin of the hands - their basic protection is... gloves; pay special attention to choosing the right hand cream, replace delicate, moisturising emulsions with thick, greasy balms,
- skin of the face - remember about delicate cleansing, wanting to preserve the natural state of the protective layer, which is formed by the so-called water-lipid coat, avoid coarse-grained, aggressive scrubs and irritating gels, get the right cream for your skin type, Avoid coarse-grained, aggressive scrubs and irritating gels, get the right cream for your skin type,
- skin of the whole body - it is worth changing the lotion for a nourishing butter or care oil and regularly exfoliate the skin, for example with an oil-based scrub.

Remember that the sun's rays affect your skin and eyes all year round, hence the need to protect yourself from their harmful effects. Apply sunscreen to exposed skin in autumn and winter too, and protect your eyes by wearing good sunglasses and a hat.

5. pay attention to the fact that heating and air conditioning can worsen the condition of your skin. In addition, appliances - phones, computers, printers, etc. disturb the ionic balance of the air. This often makes the skin rough, dull and dry. Take care to maintain an adequate level of air moisture.  

6 Keep yourself and your family physically fit. The Ministry of Health recommends that every student should be physically active for at least 60 minutes every day, doing a variety of activities: morning gymnastics, walking, climbing stairs, individual and group sports, dancing. The WHO recommends that people aged 18-64 should devote at least 150 minutes a week to moderate physical activity or 75 minutes to vigorous exercise.

7. think about getting your body used to the change in temperature. We think of hardening first and foremost in terms of bathing, but there are other ways of adapting your body to changes in temperature. The easiest way is to be outdoors - you can walk, run, do activities. You can also exercise at home, but with the window open. The important thing to remember is to be healthy at the time.

And finally, one important point. The holidays are a time for rest. Don't plan on catching up or learning new things on these days. Just relax!