Summer is over and winter is slowly creeping in. As the temperature starts to drop, the air starts to get drier which affects the moisture in your skin. And adding to the dryness is the heat from fireplaces, which is fun to cozy up to, and turning up your thermostat. You can combat the dryness with these 5 dry skin remedies. Learn how to keep your skin moist and looking great all winter long.
Winter weather affects your skin more than you think!
Winter is a time to enjoy fun outdoor activities like skiing or skating. Or just playing in the snow. But you probably already know that the air is much drier and you can tell by how dry your skin feels.
It’s a known fact that winter weather will dry out your skin. The humidity in the air drops and the cold temperatures can leave your skin feeling dry, cracked and flaky. You may also experience itching and if you’re prone to getting eczema, it’s the winter months where it will usually flare up. Your hands start to feel rough and your knuckles are red and cracked. The winter weather also affects your lips and can cause dryness and chapping.
Protect your skin against the effects of the sun even in the winter. Sun exposure in every season will dry out your skin causing signs of premature aging.
Follow these easy and simple dry skin remedies.
With less moisture in the air, it’s still important to keep exfoliating in the winter. Your skin cells dry out faster in the winter due to the cold air outside and the dry heating in your house. Dry skin stays dry even if you use moisturizers. Exfoliating will help replenish your dry skin.
Pick a gentle scrub with a mild glycolic or lactic acid to help remove dead skin. Use this 2 or 3 times a week. But if you have raw or severely dry skin, only use a wet washcloth instead of exfoliating.
Dead skin cells block the moisturizers you use from helping the live skin cells that need it. That’s why exfoliators help the effects of moisturizers.
Exfoliating is one of the dry skin remedies that will help the serums and moisturizers you use to penetrate your skin and keep your skin moist.
You can also use the Dermaflash Facial Exfoliation Device to exfoliate. Dermaflas was inspired by Dermaplaning, a costly exfoliation procedure available only in medical spas or doctor’s offices. The treatment gently removes the outermost layer of skin, with a scalpel, to reveal a brighter, smoother complexion. Dermaflash brings the effectiveness of Dermaplaning home, comfortably and safely. Great for women of all ethnicities and ages, this is a revolutionary device that uses a subtle sonic vibration paired with a stainless steel Edge to sweep away dead, dull skin cells, debris, and peach fuzz for skin that’s soft, dewy, luminous, and younger-looking.
2. Use a hydrating moisturizer
The more you wash your skin without applying a hydrator, the more your skin will dry out. Using water-based moisturizers will help heal dry winter skin. Humectant ingredients, such as hyaluronic acid, absorb water from the atmosphere or your skin and hold it in place on your skin.
Another dry skin remedy is to keep yourself hydrated from the inside too. Drink plenty of water and eat foods that have a high water content like watermelon and cucumbers. A healthy diet not only keeps you hydrated, but it also leaves your skin feeling smooth and supple.
The HD Intensive Moisture Creme will help restore your skin hydration. This moisturizer is enriched with squalene, Vitamin E, and red algae. It helps to hydrate and restore your skin’s suppleness. This cream is a potent antioxidant and it boosts collagen production and firmness.
3. Wear lip balm
You may find your lips getting dry, cracked and flaky in winter. Find a lip balm that prevents chapping and is soothing to your lips.
You should avoid medicated balms that cause tingling or burning.
This HD Perk Lip Treatment will help keep your lips moist. It’s a cranberry-flavored protective and rejuvenating balm and provides immediate and long term lip plumping and coats lips with the strongest antioxidant available. It infuses in Vitamin B and firming peptides and protects lip skin from harmful environmental toxins that cause lip thinning, wrinkling and loss of color.
4. Use a gentle cleanser
It’s better to toss out any products you use to wash your face that contain drying ingredients. You don’t want any fragrances or harsh additives drying out your skin. Find products that soothe your skin and add hydration, and don’t leave your skin feeling tight.
A really gentle cleanser, like the HD Gentle Creamy Cleanser, is a great option that won’t strip skin of its natural oils, which are needed to protect overall moisture. This cleanser is a hydrating milk cleanser with lavender essential oil, Vitamin E and aloe. It will gently remove makeup and impurities.It will soothe redness and dryness that is common in the colder weather.
5. Use a face mask
Before you go to bed, pamper yourself with a hydrating face mask a few times a week. A face mask can help you get clearer skin. It deep cleanses your pores and removes dead skin cells.
A face mask can also add moisture to your skin. The water from the mask goes deep into the skin which will soften your skin and enhance elasticity.
The HD Youth Oxygen Mask is especially great for the winter and dry skin. It has a gel texture and smells like coconut (so good), and gives a cooling feeling with a light tingle when applying. It’s a lightweight mask that will leave your skin feeling plumped and moisturized, as well as reduce flaky areas and patches.
These dry skin remedies will help you to avoid getting frustrated with dry skin this winter. Your skin feel will feel fresh and hydrated all winter long. Remember to use hydrating moisturizers and cleansers and avoid all harsh chemicals or perfumes when trying to overcome dry skin. Hydration is your best defense against dry skin. Plan a skin care routine using good products and prevent winter dryness.