Tips For Wintertime Skin Care
Posted On: - 2011-12-02 13:04:10
Although the wintertime season brings holiday spirit it also brings its own share of skin care challenges. Skin naturally dries out when people leave the cold outdoors and retreat inside to a heated room. It doesn’t take long, though, to see how skin can turn dry in no time at all.
Showering and Bathing:
Although the temptation will be there to turn up the heat bring the water temperature down to warm. The hotter the water is the more moisture is pulled from the skin.
When it comes to choosing a washing formula, stay away from standard soaps. These products will dry out the skin, too. A product called Olivella Bath & Shower Gel Orange is a gentle cleanser made from Virgin Olive Oil. It’s packed with vitamins that nourish the skin and leave it silky smooth.
After bathing, leave the skin slightly damp for a body moisturizer. That extra dampness will actually penetrate more moisture into the skin. Body moisturizers can be found in butters, creams, lotions, oils and ointments. They act as a wonderful barrier against dry skin. In the wintertime, butters are an excellent choice. Above all, never use a body moisturizer for face care because it can trigger a sensitivity reaction.
There are many wonderful ingredients in a body moisturizer but the most sterling of them include:
And don’t forget to apply the moisturizer to hands, feet and toes to ward off dryness and cracking.
Even though one may be using the best moisturizer on the market it still needs help to penetrate properly and that’s were a polisher comes into the picture. Especially in the wintertime, exfoliating helps slough off dead skin cells. Purchase two types: one for the face and the other for the body. Once again, never use a body exfoliating system on the face. And for the body, pick a scrub that is gentle on the skin so it can be used often.
A moisturizer for the face should hydrate while providing antioxidant benefits to keep the skin looking young. For example, NIA 24 Intensive Recovery Complex has a unique peptide formula with halts trans-epidermal water loss known as TEWL.
Other great moisturizers harness in the ingredients of:
Treating Chapped Lips:
Generally, it takes a week to treat chapped lips. But never lick dry lips because it will worsen matters. Instead, find a lip balm that has no petroleum-derived products. Look for balms and conditioners with the following formulas:
In The Home:
When setting your thermostat, try not to keep it too warm. The additional heat can actually cause skin dryness, too. Another tip before bedtime is to turn on a humidifier near the bed. This little machine can actually hydrate the skin. Remember to check its water levels four to five times a week.
Also avoid using detergents that have fragrant formulas. These ingredients may irritate and dry out the skin.
Treating wintertime skin really doesn’t take much of a time commitment. It really is only a minor tweak to that daily regimen to restore skin to a more luminous and youthful glow.