As the cold is starting to officially set in, the change in temperatures mean a change to your skin. Bring on the attack of itchy and dry skin! To combat this here are some tips for you on how to prevent, soothe and deal with dry skin.
Prep Your Home
As we go from switching the AC to the furnace you notice the air tends to get drier and the truth is the drier the air, the drier the skin. An easy thing to do to improve the moisture in the air is placing a humidifier in the room where you spend the most time, which is usually the bedroom.
Lower the Thermostat to Avoid Dryness
When it's chilly outside, what's the first thing you want to do? Crank up the heat! But again, heat dries out your skin. Try adjusting the thermostat at a cool yet comfortable setting somewhere between 68°F to 72°F — to maintain healthy skin.
Buff Your Skin
No matter how many serums and creams are applied, dry skin will stay dry without some light exfoliation. If you pick a gentle scrub use a few times a week will help get off the dead skin.
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Bioglycolic® Resurfacing Body Scrub
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Switch to a Heavy Face Cream
Perhaps, one of the most important and commonly overlooked steps in the dry skin game is changing to a seriously hydrating moisturizer. You should look for a cream, verses a lotion, that are made with ceramides and hyaluronic acid.
Age Intervention® Face Cream
A patented formula with intense hydration recommended for women showing the visible signs of aging skin.
Avoid Harsh Cleansers
Gentle cleanser is best! You want to avoid any face washes with drying ingredients, such as fragrances or additives, in favor of those with formulated chamomile or oatmeal. The main goal is to get a cleanser that won’t strip the skin of its natural oils.
C-ESTA® Cleansing Gel
C-ESTA Cleansing Gel, containing Vitamin C and DMAE, is a potent skin conditioning cleanser with a luxurious lather. Our face cleansing gel also works to remove makeup. This vitamin C face cleanser is suitable for all skin-types.
Make the best of your nighttime routine
Consistency is key. Establishing a routine that bests suit you will ensure health skin come morning.
After your face serum and before your moisturizer, apply a gentle eye cream to the under eyes and lids.
C-ESTA® Eye Repair Concentrate
An intensive antioxidant formula containing a high concentration of vitamin C with DMAE for lifting, firming and toning of the eye contour.
Limit Shower Time and Temperature
All though it may be tempting to take a long, steamy shower, but your skin will be better off with a 5 to 10 minute lukewarm shower (or bath), as the AAD suggests. You should also avoid using excessively hot water when washing your hands — if the water causes your skin to turn red, it’s too hot. Washing your hands in cooler water appears to be as effective at removing germs as warm water and is less irritating to skin, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Moisturize frequently, especially your hands
Maintain healthy skin by moisturizing after washing up. Your skin will respond better to a cream or ointment in the winter. Lotions are better in warmer, humid climates but you must not don't forget your hands! Applying a hand cream after each washing can help.
Apply Sunscreen — Yes even in the winter!
On bright winter days, snow reflects the sun’s rays — up to 80%, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation — increasing your risk of exposure. Don’t let the dark, gloomy winter days fool you. The sun’s harmful UV rays can permeate clouds and still cause damage. Before you go outside, make sure you apply a moisturizing, broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher to all exposed areas of your body and if you are going to be outside long, don’t forget to reapply!
Antioxidant Daily Face Protectant SPF 33
The ultimate in wearability! This fan favorite combines water-resistant, broad-spectrum UVA and UVB protection with oil control and advanced hydration for the skin.
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