Wintertime can really wreak havoc on our skin. One important factor to remember is our skin tends to reflect the humidity around it and combined with the indoor heat leads to de-hydration. When it's cold the air is dryer and the water content of the epidermis (outer most layer of the skin) becomes dryer than other times of the year.
If your skin becomes dried out during the year and not only in the Winter try these simple tips: don't take as many baths, don't use harsh soaps, drink more water, use lukewarm water to wash your face so you don't lose the oils in the skin, and lastly be aware that certain medical conditions can dry out skin.
Remedies for treating Dry Winter Skin:
Start by using a toner because it adds water moisture and immediately apply a ceramide-based serum over the top, Ceramide Trans-Epidermal Replacement Serum locks in the moisture.
Think of the epidermal skin cells as an arrangement of bricks that are held together by a lipid-rich "glue" that keeps the skin cells flat, smooth, and in place. Just like mortar holds brick together, lipid-rich "glue" holds the moisture between the cells and smooths the surface making it less patchy and dry.
Stacking your serums can be an extra step but has a great pay-off. If you find that using a ceramide is not quite enough, layering a rich facial oil, try our Lavish Gardenia & Floral Facial Oil over the face & neck and see a dramatic result. Allow the products to soak in for a few minutes and apply your daily moisturizer.
A weekly or Bi-weekly hydrating mask is key in creating more moisture in the skin. A sleeping mask has great benefits as well. A weekly gentle exfoliation will lift the dead skin cells off the surface and allow more product to absorb.
Give these helpful tips a try!