With temperatures continuing to plunge even further below the thermometer scale, it is no surprise that we are beginning to see the effects such wintery weather is having on our skin. So how can we keep skin hydrated this December? Using an excellent moisturizer a few times a day is the answer!
The golden rule. By drinking at least two liters of water a day, you can pump the hydration back into the skin which is being lost at such a rapid pace when exposed to the harsh elements.
When skin begins to crack and feel sore, slap on some moisturizer like there’s no tomorrow. Oil of Olay is a favorite for particularly dry skin-types, whereas Body Shop’s Seaweed Matifying Moisturiser is ideal for skin-types which are prone to oiliness. Remember to moisturize all body parts regularly as they can all be subject to harm, no matter if they don’t ever see daylight! Make sure you are using your Moisturizer Every Day! Apply your moisturizer more often! If you are always exposed to the elements of society like pollution, smoke, the sun, use moisturizer everyday a few times daily .Did you know that something as simple as putting on moisturizer everyday can help the skin beyond your wildest imagination? Use it to seal in moisture! Commercial moisturizers that contain lanolin, glycerin, shea butter are all optimum and great choices for treating dry and over irritated skin.
For an indulgent evening treat for your skin, use a re-hydration mask. Although a heavier product than most moisturizers, re-hydration masks serve to revitalize tired and damaged skin. Boot’s No 7 Heavenly Hydration Moisture mask is just one product which will leave you with the results your skin deserves.
The key to protecting skin from a violent environment is to conceal it as much as possible. Using gloves, hats, scarves and thermals will ensure skin damage is kept to a minimum and simultaneously lock in natural moisture.
Whilst central heating is a must during the winter months, by cranking it up you will be causing additional harm to your skin due to its drying effects. Stock up on woolie jumpers this month instead and save on both your heating bill and skin expenses simultaneously.
Exfoliation of your skin is another key to hydration. Exfoliating, also known as process of removing of the oldest dead skin cells on the skin’s outermost layer, Exfoliation has been used for many years and it helps to maintain healthy, hydrated skin. Exfoliation is involved in the process of a facials, during microdermabrasion or chemical peels at medical spas. It is best to exfoliate your face at least twice a week.