As February unfolds in Toronto, we find ourselves in a unique weather pattern. After a surprisingly warm December, the temperatures have dipped into the negatives since January, bringing with them a set of health challenges. While we haven’t seen much snow, the cold air and fluctuating temperatures can impact our health in various ways. At SanoMed Pharmacy & Compounding Centre, we’re here to offer you seasonal health tips to navigate this late winter chill.

  1. Moisturize to Combat Dry Air:

The cold, dry air of February can lead to dry, irritated skin. It’s essential to keep your skin moisturized. Look for creams and lotions that are rich in emollients and free from fragrances and alcohol, which can further dry out your skin. Don’t forget to apply lip balm to protect against chapped lips.

  1. Stay Hydrated:

With indoor heating systems working overtime, the indoor air can be just as dry as the outside. Staying hydrated is key. Drink plenty of water throughout the day, and consider using a humidifier at home to add moisture to the air.

  1. Boost Your Immune System:

Fluctuating temperatures can be a strain on your immune system. Boost your immunity with a balanced diet rich in fruits and vegetables. Vitamin C supplements can also be beneficial. If you’re unsure about what supplements are right for you, our pharmacists are here to guide you.

  1. Manage Seasonal Allergies:

The late onset of cold weather may have prolonged some fall allergies into winter. Over-the-counter antihistamines can help manage symptoms like sneezing and itchy eyes. We can help you find the right product for your needs.

  1. Stay Active Indoors:

With less snow and cold temperatures, outdoor activities might be limited. Stay active indoors with exercises like yoga, stretching, or home workout routines. Regular exercise boosts your mood and immune system.

  1. Mental Health Matters:

The post-holiday season and less daylight can impact your mental health. If you’re feeling down or anxious, know that it’s okay to seek help. Talk to a healthcare professional if you need support.

  1. Get Adequate Sleep:

Your body repairs itself during sleep, so getting enough rest is crucial, especially during the colder months. Aim for 7-8 hours of quality sleep each night.

  1. Be Prepared for Temperature Fluctuations:

With unpredictable weather patterns, it’s important to dress in layers. This way, you can adjust your clothing to stay comfortable whether you’re indoors or outside.


At SanoMed Pharmacy & Compounding Centre, your health is our top priority. If you have any concerns or need advice, don’t hesitate to stop by or give us a call. We’re here to help you stay healthy and enjoy the season to the fullest.