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In the brutal cold and snow of winter comes yet another adverse weather condition: Dry skin. And the bad thing about dry winter skin: You can’t escape it just by retreating indoors
Dry Skin – For all of the reasons to love the chilly weather (comfy sweaters, outdoor fun, frizz-free hair), there is one major downside: Dry skin.
First of all, dry skin isn’t just your body’s way of boycotting the weather. “Forced indoor heat combined with the low humidity outside really dries out the skin in the winter,” says Dr. Elizabeth Tanzi, MD, a board-certified dermatologist
In the brutal cold and snow of winter comes yet another adverse weather condition: Dry and irritated skin. And the bad thing about dry winter skin: You can’t escape it just by retreating indoors.
For many of us, winter time means dealing with dry and cracked skin. Winter’s harsh environments put a heavy burden on skin, leading to dehydration. The reduced moisture in the air is the primary cause of dry, itchy and irritated skin. And extremely dry skin can quickly morph into dermatitis if left untreated.
But smart skin care practices and knowing winter’s rough impact on our skin and how we can neutralize it can keep our skin smooth, comfortable and safe from the ravages of the coldest and cruellest months of the year.
Ironically, one of the first and best defences in good skin care starts on the inside of the body with high quality H20. Lori Buss, a clinical aesthetician at Prevea Rejuvenate in Green Bay, recommends drinking lots of water, which rejuvenates the skin.
“Hydration is very important,” Buss told the Green Bay Press Gazette. “Not only is drinking water good for your skin, but it’s good for your health in general. If you are dehydrated, the dryer your skin is going to be.”
But one of our best instruments of protecting our skin from the dry wrath of winter is to be aware of exactly what we’re putting on it. Abrasive skin cleansing exfoliates – designed to rid the skin’s surface of dead cells – can further damage dry skin to. This is why you need to pay attention to what your skin needs and learn about your own skin. Our chocolate mask, not only exfoliates it also nourishes your skin and feeds it with antioxidants as well. Our Squeaky Clean cleanser has salysilic acid in to remove excess dead skin but you can just dilute it with a little water
“It’s not the viscosity of the products that makes the difference; and it’s the level of active ingredients,” Dr. Nicholas Perricone told TheCut.com. The most important thing, Perricone says, is to find moisturisers that really penetrate and hydrate the skin. Our plump up moisturiser really penetrates into the skin resulting in hydration