It’s that time of year again! As the cold weather approaches, and we crank up the thermostats and fireplaces, our skin is feeling the effects of winter. According to the Mayo Clinic, winter is the season that our skin is the driest, due to both the weather, home heating, and even taking a hot bath. We’ve come up with some ways to help you combat the cold and keep your skin feeling “Phenomen-all” all year long.
As you may have heard countless times, drinking water is a great way to stay hydrated. It keeps your bodily functions in good health, and in general keeps you internally quenched.
Soak in Warm Water
Although you may want to soak in a hot tub after a long day, hot water can dry your skin out faster by breaking down the lipid barrier, making your skin more prone to lose it’s moisture. The best alternative is to take a warm bath or shower.
Moisturize while skin is damp
Remember to apply a layer of your favorite lotion while your skin is still damp after a bath or shower. A tiny drop of Phenomen-all added to body lotion or even a little to your facial moisturizer will ensure your skin receives the hydration it needs. And for those who need something stronger, just use Phenomen-all as a moisturizer all by itself.
Take care of rough areas
Adding moisture back into your skin is an important step in keeping your skin hydrated. Using a good lotion on your feet, hands, elbows and knees will help immensely, as these areas seem to get the brunt of the effects of dry and cold weather. After applying lotion to your feet, throw on a pair of socks to keep the moisture locked in, and sleep in them overnight.
Don’t forget your face
Facial moisturizers are key to keeping you looking good all winter, especially when paired with a moisturizing toner spray, such a in our Dermawear Duos. And don’t forget about your lips! Use an exfoliator meant for helping to clear them of dead and dry skin, and then apply a lip balm to re-moisturize. Keep a small size in your purse for re-application throughout the day. Try to avoid lip stains that will dry out your lips.
Food for Skin Care
A healthy diet is good all year round, but if you’re looking to add a little love back to your skin, diets rich in Omega-3 fatty acids will keep your skin cells saturated, leaving your skin with a fresh and rejuvenated look and feel. Fish such as Salmon or Halibut are high in Omega-3, as are Oysters. Walnuts, flax seed, and dried butternuts will also work well, and are a great addition to any salad. Winter squash, soybeans, and kidney beans not only taste great, but will keep you and your skin healthy.
Skin care is important all year round, but keeping your skin hydrated in cold weather will keep you looking your best and not leave you dry and irritated. Reap the benefits of phenomen-all skin all year long by choosing a fundamental skin lifestyle that improves the condition of your skin. And stay warm out there!