As the cold weather sets in, the air becomes dry, making your skin crack and starved for moisture. So what can you do to protect it? Here are some tips to keep your skin humidified during winter.
1. Extra dry skin can cause keratosis pilaris, a condition that resembles chicken skin. Make sure to use lotions with salicylic acid to exfoliate dead cells around your hair follicles and reduce the appearance of bumps.
2. When washing your hands, choose a moisturizing soap-free cleanser or a hydrating antibacterial gel, then slather on lotion right away.
3. Anything that traps moisture on your skin helps lotions and creams soak in. So slip on some cotton gloves over lotion to help moisturize parched hands.
4. To soften stubborn dry patches on rough elbows and knees, a simple mixture of honey and sugar applied topically can serve as a rich, hydrating scrub and increase circulation in your skin.
5. If your arms or legs look scaly, try a 12 percent lactic acid lotion. It will moisturize your skin and exfoliate those scales away.
6. For your arms, legs, and torso, use a rich bath oil or moisturizing body cleanser that leaves a creamy film on your skin.
7. Exfoliate lightly.
8. For roughed-up feet, before bed, gently buff away calluses with a hydrating scrub or pumice stone, and apply a thick, buttery moisturizer while feet are still damp.
9. A long, hot bath or shower might seem tempting when you’ve been out in the cold, but it will strip your skin of moisture. Keep showers to no more than 10 minutes, and not more than once a day.
10. The softer your sheets and sleepwear, the better, but you needn’t invest in silk. Avoid blends of cotton and synthetic fibers, which might be irritating.
Great looking skin can be achieved no matter how old you are.
But in order to get that healthy, glowing skin, you have to do away with poor skin care habits.
Skin in your forties turns over more slowly and is more prone to dryness and fine wrinkles, so avoid overexposure to the sun.
The good news is there are a lot of treatments and products that can reverse the effects of aging.
One is chemical peel. This treatment literally peels away the rougher outer layers of your skin keeping it smooth.
Another is microdermabrasion. The crystals used will wear away dead skin.
Also consider IPL and laser for longer-lasting effects.
Retinol is your friend. Choose products with this ingredient. They can be used at home to build collagen, fade sun spots and improve the over all texture of your skin.
Splurge on a good eye cream. The eye area is the thinnest skin on your body and often the first place to show wrinkles. No skimping here!
Don’t be rough on your skin. Baby it instead! Avoid over exfoliation. Once or twice weekly is plenty. Avoid using two potentially irritating ingredients at the same time like retinol and Vitamin C. Alternate; use one in the A.M. and one in the P.M.
Our skin is affected by the seasons, so we have to cater its different needs throughout the year.
This means your skincare regimen will change as the seasons do.
There are several things you can do to get glowing skin.
– Regularly get facials. – Use retinoids to keep pores clear and skin smooth. – Mild chemical peels exfoliate dull, dry summer skin, accelerating new skin growth. – Brown spots will fade with IPL treatments – Laser will tighten skin that was over exposed to the sun.
Turn up your skin’s glow regardless of the season—and get rid of dull, damaged skin with luscious skin care treatments.
Having combination skin is dreadful. You have to deal with both oily and dry skin, very contradicting conditions.
With advances in skincare treatment, it’s not so difficult to treat combination skin nowadays.
First, you need to set up a skin consult. That way, we can easily assess what your skin needs. We can also tailor a home care program for you.
Second, you need to exfoliate regularly. This will reduce oil production, clear pores and remove drier, flaky skin.
Third, use a toner that has real science behind it. Our skincare products are designed for all skin types. We can effectively treat combination skin without a lot of hassle. Our Eminence Organic Skincare line has anti-inflammatory agents, vitamin C and soothing ingredients that nourish and balance combination skin.
Fourth, embrace oils. Since your skin is both oily and dry, using oil-free products encourages your skin to produce more. In turn, this causes breakouts and blemishes. Use a high end oil such as Eminence Organic Skincare, which has vitamin E and essential fatty acids on the drier areas of your skin.
And lastly, when using make-up, make sure it’s from an all natural mineral make-up line. This will keep the dry and oily parts of your skin in harmony.