There’s no doubt about it. Our skin takes a battering. We know as we approach the winter months and the temperature drops that our skin starts to feel and look dehydrated. It doesn’t help when there is a chill in the air and we automatically reach to turn on the heating. This artificial warmth dries the skin out further. There’s a quick way to reduce these drying effects though. Install a humidifier in your home –even a small one will help to keep the air around you moist. Don’t forget to protect your skin when you go outside and face the chills too.
If you love having a wonderfully hot shower, just bear in mind that you could be drying out the natural oils that are in your skin. Turn down the temperature just a notch and you protect your skin a little, but the longer you are in there, the more damaging effect it has on your skin so five minutes is enough. Be careful of the wonderfully packaged shower gels, soaps and shampoos too. Go for a fragrance –free soap because it will help to moisturize the skin and won’t have the same drying effect. Buy those that are formulated especially for dryer skin.
As you get older, your hormones change and it’s no surprise to see that your skin changes as a result. It becomes thinner and can feel incredibly dry. Invest in a natural face and all over body cream so that it soothes those dry outer layers. Try to choose those creams that contain alpha-hydroxy acids and retinol for maximum effect.
Eat well, keep hydrated and protect your skin all over. It’s the biggest organ of your body and it needs care and protection.
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