Oct 12, 2009

Prevent and Treat Dry Skin as the Weather Turns Colder

It's a sad fact that summer is over and cold, dry weather is on its way. Transitioning from summer to winter can take a toll on the skin and this stress can manifest itself in many ways, such as: dryness, irritation, itching, and flaking.

So how can you prevent dry skin? First of all, remember to drink a lot of water. Your skin loves water and the recommended 8 glasses can help your skin stay hydrated. You should also avoid long, hot showers, especially during winter and protect your hands with gloves when you go outside. If the central heating dries you out, a small humidifier can do the trick and help keep your skin moist.

For many women, dry skin is not just a seasonal problem. Dry skin has lazy sebaceous glands that need help to produce oils. Many believe that applying greasy, heavy creams will help to moisturize dry skin but this simply isn’t true. Heavy creams suffocate skin, leaving a dull, lifeless appearance. The content of the cream is much more important than the texture. Look for creams with high contents of hyaluronic acid (THE best moisturizing agent on the market), naturally derived plant oils (such as olive derived squalane oil), and minimal fragrance (a skin irritant). Restoring the hydro-lipid balance and water content of the skin is the ultimate goal for treating winter weary, dry skin.

To treat dry skin, you need to nourish, moisturize and protect it.
A designated skin care prescription for dehydrated skin type is:

  • Cleanse with gentle, pH balanced cleanser – such as Green Tea Cleanser.
    Daily exfoliation to remove dead skin cell build up
    Intense hydration with a hyaluronic acid based serum – like Mizu Hydrate Serum – Pure.
    A pure and effective moisturizing cream – Green Tea Anti-oxidant Moisture Cream

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Electronic Medical Records said...

This is very essential to take care of the skin as the season changes.In winter there is a problem of drying and in spring summer something else.

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