Cold weather conditions around Exton, PA can wreak havoc on your skin (nails and hair too!) and leave you feeling dull, itchy and flaky. Learn some tips and discover some products that can help solve your issues!
Hot Tip #1 – Take shorter, cooler showers Sure, dipping into a steaming hot bath or shower feels amazing after frolicking in the cold, but your skin’s natural protective oils get washed away with long, hot showers. They also break down your lipid barriers, which causes loss of moisture. A lukewarm bath with oatmeal or baking soda, can help relieve skin that is so dry that it has become itchy.
Hot tip #2 – Seek a specialist Salespeople at local drugstores hardly have enough in-depth knowledge on products that would be perfect for your particular skin type. Going to an Esthetician is a good investment, as they can analyze your skin type, troubleshoot your current skin care regimen and give you advice on the best skin care products you should be using. Plus many skincare products now have anti-aging properties to them as well!
Hot Tip #3 – Give your hands a hand The skin on your hands is thinner, with fewer oil glands than on most parts of your body. It’s harder to keep your hands hydrated, especially in dry, cold weather. Itchiness and cracking can be a result, so wear gloves when you go outside. If you need to wear wool to keep your hands warm, slip on a thin cotton glove first, to avoid any irritation the wool might cause. And at all costs, avoid wet gloves and socks, to avoid more cracking, sores, or flare-ups of eczema. Make sure you invest in a great lotion, such as Neck, Chest And Hand Repair since some lotions do not actually penetrate and hydrate the skin– they stay on the surface and only prevent future moisture loss, which may not be beneficial enough for you.
Hot Tip #4 – Exfoliate As our skin regenerates and creates new cells, we need to remove the top layer to expose the new skin cells. This calls for exfoliation! Micro-Exfoliating Scrub will leave your complexion glowing with all-over softness.
Hot Tip #5 – Go for something more hydrating Products you use in the summer may not be the best for cooler climate times. Select a moisturizer and a masque that leaves your skin hydrated with a dewey finish. Some all-time favorites: Hydrating B-5 Gel and Hydrating B-5 Masque.
Hot Tip #6 – Don’t forget the SPF! Often forgotten, SPF is very important in the winter months, even if we don’t see sunshine every day. Harmful UV rays are still out there and can take a toll on your skin. Apply generously to your face and hands 30 minutes prior to going outside and re-apply often if you’re going to be outside for a long time.
Hot Tip #7 – Hook up the Humidifier Central heating systems and space heaters blast hot, dry air through our homes and offices. Prevent your skin from drying out by placing several small humidifiers throughout your house and office to dispense more moisture evenly into the air.