Cold weather removes all the moisture from the air, leaving dry air that extracts the moisture in our skin. The winter months can be very hard on our skin. Dry lips, feet, and hands, powdery skin on the face and body, are all common problems in the winter. Dehydration makes our skin dull, texturized, brittle, and unappealing, but it can do far worse. Dry skin can crack and leave scars, and can create heightened sensitivity in people with other skin conditions like eczema or psoriasis. Dry skin is, to say the least, a major concern for our maintenance. So what can we do about it?
We can set ourselves up with better conditions. Get a humidifier running in the areas you frequent at home and in your office. It will make the environment much friendlier to your skin. When you must be out in the cold, protect skin by leaving the least amount of skin exposed from your clothing. Covered skin loses moisture slower than uncovered skin. Also avoid bathing in hot tubs for extended periods of time, and taking sea salt baths. Even when the water is warm, and the dip feels great, the salt and extended periods of soaking will steal the minimal moisture left in your skin. Even showers are best kept short.
Next we can control what we consume. Drink a lot of water, at least one ounce of water for every two pounds of body weight should be consumed daily (if you weigh 120 pounds, you should drink at least 60 ounces of water every day). Avoid sweet and salty foods, which can demand water for processing, leaving your body more dehydrated. Cardiovascular exercise is also important to help improve circulation and the delivery of healthy nutrients and water to your body and skin.
Finally, we have to be focusing on the skin itself. Exfoliate 3 times weekly, and use a high quality moisturizer that does not leave a film on your face. DermaNotion, a high-end natural skin care product line, carries an organic non-comedogenic moisturizer that contains AHA, and has spectacular performance for the face. Melted soy wax is a wonderful moisturizer for tougher skin on feet and knuckles, and lanolin and glycerin are important for body skin. Lip balm is another key product on the moisture protection list. To get the best skin possible, do your at-home moisturizing treatment at least twice, and ideally 3 times every day. One of the times should always be immediately after showers, by applying moisturizer and covering with clothing while the skin is still damp, to help preserve the water in the skin. It is vital to include regular spa services in your skin treatment regime. There is a number of skin care spa packages that are specifically designed to increase moisture content in the skin. Just what you need for the cold!
As soon as you have these basic steps taken care of, your skin will look its best and you will feel great. Sinless Skin provides a wide variety of high quality skin treatments that can help improve the moisture content in your skin. If you are looking for days spas in Davie, FL, feel free to visit Sinless Skin for a free skin analysis and consultation. If not, you can explore their services at www.sinlessskin.com to get an idea of services that could help.
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