spotlight Here's how to prevent frostbite Tribune News Service Jan 29, 2019 0 Facebook Twitter SMS Email Print Save Arctic temperatures with extreme dry air can quickly affect skin exposed to the cold. Here's what happens to your skin and some tips to protect yourself. Cold attacks the skin Low humidity desiccates skin, which starts to itch and gets flaky or inflamed. The natural protection function of the upper skin layer is disturbed, and rifts occur. Dreamstime Dress appropriately Put on the right clothes (in layers, but not too heavy or tight). Breathe through a scarf in front of the nose and mouth. Vadym Drobot Drink lots of fluids Drink lots of fluids (water, tea), and eat fresh fruit and vegetables high in vitamin C. This protects mucous membranes. Brent Hofacker Foods to avoid Avoid food or liquid with a cooling effect (bananas, oranges, yogurt, raw vegetables, alcohol). Use creams Creams high in fat, vitamin E and aloe vera protect skin and lips. Chadamas Frostbite treatment Warm up affected areas slowly with lukewarm water. Do not rub skin. Tags Wire Tns Frostbite Facebook Twitter SMS Email Print Save Load comments × Post a comment as Emoticons [smile] [beam] [wink] [sad] [cool] [innocent] [rolleyes] [whistling] [lol] [huh] [tongue] [love] [sleeping] [yawn] [unsure] [angry] [blink] [crying] [ohmy] [scared] [sleep] [sneaky] [tongue_smile] [thumbdown] [thumbup] [censored] [happybirthday] [ban] [spam] [offtopic] [batman] [ninja] [pirate] [alien] Comment Text Cancel Post comment × Your comment has been submitted. × Report Cancel Report Abuse ×Reported ×There was a problem reporting this. × Watch this discussion. Stop watching this discussion. Watch this discussion Get an email notification whenever someone contributes to the discussion Notifications from this discussion will be disabled. Cancel Start watching Stop watching (0) comments Welcome to the discussion. Log In Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language. PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK. Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated. Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything. Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person. Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts. Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article. Post a comment Watch this discussion. Stop watching this discussion. Most Popular 21-year-old who died in rollover crash on Figueroa Mountain Road identified One killed, one suffers major injuries in rollover crash in Los Olivos Generations of Gaviota families attended Vista del Mar school. Financial issues may force the district to dissolve. Lights and Sirens in the Santa Ynez Valley Bob's Well Bread of Los Alamos announces new Ballard location More on this topic DATING VIOLENCE AND ACQUAINTANCE ASSAULT Officers move jewelry burglary into inactive file Chumash hotel wins high AAA rating Campbell, Pool exchange vows National, Westside earn berths in semifinal View All Promotions promotion Real Estate Today promotion Research decades of articles the easy way!