How To Treat Dry Skin
Posted On: - 2012-04-04 11:32:57
The wintertime can bring its share of dry skin issues. But for many people, dry skin is something they have to tackle every day of the year. With the right daily routine, dry skin can be overcome, unleashing soft, supple skin from head to toe.
Here are some quick tips to help reach that goal. The products mentioned in this article can be purchased for great prices at Skin Care Heaven on their web site at www.skincareheaven.com.
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 is packed with vitamins that nourish the skin and leave it silky smooth.
Body Moisturizer: 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 do not forget to apply the moisturizer to hands, feet and toes to ward off dryness and cracking.
Exfoliate: Even though one may be using the best moisturizer on the market it still needs help to penetrate properly and that is where 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.
Facial Moisturizer: 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:
Stick to these guidelines and you will see some major improvements with dry skin issues in the days ahead.