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April 28, 2023
Most of you probably have a regular skincare routine that you use on a daily basis. The same products in the morning, and the same products at night. Now let me ask you a question, during the dryer months of the year, especially for those of you that lives in states like Texas, Nevada, and Arizona, where there is less humidity in the air, how many of you tend to still see dry, flaky, and/or irritated skin during these months?
The same can be said for extremely cold weather areas, when the humidity is just stripped from the air and you are doing everything you can to stay warm.
Even if your skin does not fall into the “dry skin” category for most of the year, you may start to experience characteristics of dry skin during these warmer and colder months, but not to worry. By adding some dry skin products into your regular routine, you can address this unexpected dryness and have that healthy glow back in no time at all.
There are also some changes you can make to your daily routine that will help prevent your skin from drying out as well.
Baths and Showers – if you are like me, you love standing in the shower for 15 or 20 minutes in the winter to warm up. Well, we need to change that. All that hot water can strip the skin of its natural oils and actually worsen the problem. Be it a bath or shower, try to limit it to about 10 minutes, and use warm water instead of turning that faucet all the way to the left. Also consider closing the door when showering to keep the steam in, which means more moisture for your skin.
Instead of wiping yourself dry, pat yourself dry. Use scentless cleansers. And most importantly, apply your moisturizer right after you get out of the bath and shower while your skin is still moist to trap in that moisture and keep your skin hydrated.
Use Ointments and Creams – rather than using lotions, use ointments and creams that contain at least one of these ingredients:
When you are indoors and depending upon the air conditioner or heater to keep the air comfortable, plug in a humidifier to add some moisture to the air.
Don’t Get Too Close to the Heat
Sitting close to the fireplace or heater will get you a little warmer, but exposure to that direct heat will also dry out skin even quicker. Sit back a little and add an extra blanket rather than sitting directly on top of the heat.
Adding a Dry Skin Care Product to Your Routine
When suffering from dry, inflamed skin, we highly recommend using our hydrating face cream. The key ingredients are niacinamide, with reduces inflammation, hydrolyzed oat protein, which helps the skin absorb the cream, and silk amino acids, which help the cream penetrate and moisturize the skin. Even though the product is tagged as a “face cream,” it can be used on other parts of the body.
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