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Winter and Your Skin

Winter and Your Skin

Nanette Yocum on Dec 30th 2021

With winter coming, I'm going to talk about how you can help protect your skin and keep it from drying out (especially if you live in drier climates)
For many people, the cold clear days of winter bring more than just a rosy glow to the cheeks. They also bring uncomfortable dryness to the skin of the face, hands, and feet. For some people, the problem is worse than just a general tight, dry feeling: They get skin so dry it results in flaking, cracking, even eczema (in which the skin becomes inflamed).

So, what can you do? You can go to your local store and buy expensive (or inexpensive) skincare products but will they really help? Most of what you buy at stores is loaded with chemicals, and although they may seem to work, they are not taking care of the real issue. And most of what is on the shelves saying "natural" still has chemicals in them.

Some of the things you can do, use a thicker moisturizer, because what you used in the summer may not be enough for the winter. And use your moisturizer more often, this will also help fight the signs of aging. You’ve probably heard about hyaluronic acid before, but allow me to elaborate. The main ingredient found in this hydrating gel can hold 1,000 times its weight in water, which is why it’s revered as one of the best moisturizers out there. This gel helps skin retain moisture and boost the effects of your moisturizer.

Don't take hot showers or baths, this opens up the pores more and leaves skin extra dry.
Use a humidifier to help your house not dry out so much.
If you don't already use a face toner, start, this will help plump up the skin and keep it moisturized.
Change your facial cleanser from what you were using during the summer. Also, don't forget to exfoliate. While you might think exfoliating when your skin has the potential to already be dry and sensitive is a bad idea, it’s actually the opposite. The only way to get rid of dead cells is to make sure you’re deep cleansing. Sometimes when our skin gets overly dry, it becomes less efficient at exfoliating and dead skin cells can build up on the surface causing the skin to have a dull appearance. This can be especially true in areas such as the elbows, knees, ankles and feet which can be more susceptible to buildup.
If you're not sure what would be best for your skin (as it can be overwhelming with all the products out there), message me and I can help and we can get the best products to help you keep your skin hydrated this winter.