As we transition from summer into fall, heading for winter, our skin is about to embark on a slippery slope towards dry skin. Each year as the seasons change, we find ourselves battling dry skin. Knowing that everyone has a different type of skin, we’ve put together a quick roundup of tips on how to prevent and deal with dry skin. Here’s how to combat dry skin before it arrives.
A great way to help prevent and combat dry skin is to increase your water intake. Hydrate your skin from the inside out. Everyone has a recommendation of the amount of water they should consume each day. But those recommendations are different for each person. Not sure if you’re getting enough water each day? Add in a glass of water and see how you and your skin react.
A great moisturizer can make the difference between regular skin and dry skin. When looking at moisturizers remember to fact in several items:
-What part of your body is the moisturizer for? Body, face, hands or feet?
-What are the ingredients in the moisturizer? Some moisturizers contain ingredients like alcohol that further dry your skin. Read the ingredient label carefully.
Also check out our blog about What is Inside Your Skincare Products? This blog post is full of information about the importance of knowing what’s inside your skincare products.
A great moisturizer should provide your skin with moisture, all natural and organic ingredients. We recommend our Face & Body Cream.
Watch the water temperature
When bathing or showering, watch your water temperature. While it feels incredible to have a long hot shower, the hot water strips away your skin’s natural oils and dries your skin, contributing to dry skin.
Moisturize after bathing
If you happen to live in a dry home or environment, consider using a humidifier to ensure the air in your home contains some moisture. In the winter months, often our skin dries out from exposure to dry air, like the air found inside or outside of your home. Adding a humidifier to your home during the winter months can help add moisture to your home, reducing the dry air environment inside your home.
Wash your face outside of the shower
While having a bath or shower, it is easy to wash your face. But this may be contributing to dry skin. We all love a nice hot shower. But using hot water in the shower for washing your face may be making dry skin worse.
Washing your face at a sink helps you control the water temperature, ensuring that you’re using cooler water. We recommend applying Anti-Aging Serum after washing your face in the evening. Our Anti-Aging Serum revitalizes and rejuvenates the look of your skin.
Dry skin is a problem for most in the winter months and in environments where the air is dry. But there are tools and recommendations that can help you should you combat dry skin. How to combat dry skin before it arrives is a great way to win the battle on dry skin.