Cold Weather Dry Skin Relief
As the weather becomes colder, it is imperative to keep skin protected and hydrated to avoid skin becoming dry, itchy, flaky and red. Due to the cold, brittle weather of the fall and winter, skin can be more susceptible to becoming overly dry and irritated. To keep skin adequately hydrated in the winter, follow these strategies all season!
Maintain existing moisture
Before you begin thinking about how to attract more moisture to skin, it’s important to think about the natural moisture that you already have. Skin naturally produces oils that helps to keep skin moisturized. You can keep this moisture by avoiding products with drying ingredients like sulfates and parabens. In addition to avoiding products with drying ingredients, it’s also important to apply hydrating products after showering or cleansing the face as water warm water can dry out the skin.
Add moisture to the air
Lack of moisture in the air can dry out skin and hair. Having a humidifier in your home helps to add healthy moisture to the air. Adding moisture by using a humidifier can help to keep skin and hair more moisturized and hydrated as well as can help to improve your quality of sleep.
Hydration starts from within. Staying adequately hydrated by drinking plenty of water, avoiding alcohol, caffeine and other drinks that can cause dehydration is best for maintaining internal hydration. In addition to drinking plenty of water, also eating fruits and vegetables that are high in water like watermelon and cucumber can also help to keep skin hydrated.
Use moisturizing products
While using hydrating products is important, it is crucial to use the right products with the right ingredients. As forementioned, avoid any products that contain sulfates as they can be drying. Incorporate products with hydrating ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, also known as nature’s moisture magnet, which works to draw moisture to the skin. Our dermatologist recommended, clinically proven Hydrating line is infused with Hyaluronic Acid to keep skin well hydrated and nourished. The Hydrating Day Cream works to help rehydrate, smooth and soften dry, aging skin, helping to reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles.
4-week Clinical Results confirm: 100% Improved skin hydration* Notes: *Based on results from independent 4-week clinical studies on the Hydrating line that included the Hydrating Gentle Cleanser, Ultra Hydrating Serum, Day Cream, Night Cream and Eye Cream.
Unfortunately, in the wintertime one moisturizer or serum application is not always enough. Skin is more susceptible to becoming dry, irritated, itchy and flaky. It is imperative to ensure skin is moisturized as often as possible by reapplying your moisturizer or serum whenever possible. If you wake up in the middle of the night and notice your skin is feeling dry, add a bit more of your moisturizer or serum to your face. It is also important to have a travel-sized hydrating moisturizer to keep skin well-hydrated throughout the day. Our dermatologist recommended Hydration on the Go Travel Bag set effectively helps keep skin hydrated wherever you are.
What is your winter hydrating routine?