The cold season is definitely here. This is not a drill!
Sadly, along with the winter holidays, we also have to deal with our dry skin. Again, this is not a drill! You have to deal with it before it turns into wrinkles and fine lines! Dry skin is the second cause for wrinkles and fine lines, after UV radiation.
But don’t worry; it’s not that hard to keep your skin moisture, no matter how cold it gets. Here’s what you need to do.
Hydrate Your Skin
This is the first sure step to fight that dry skin. Avoid applying makeup or foundation to dry patches of skin as this may cause serious skin problems. Hydrating the skin in the morning helps fight dryness throughout the day. Don’t forget to throw in the usual 8 glasses of water throughout the day — this fights dry skin from inside the body.
Microdermabrasion Is the Best Way to Deal with Dry Skin
Microdermabrasion is a non-surgical procedure designed to fight not only dry skin, but also wrinkles, fine lines, sun spots and more. It gets rid of the dry skin by removing the upper layer of skin, the epidermis. This is the part that contains dry skin, blemishes and fine lines. During a microdermabrasion treatment, the skin is infused with strong hydration agents which are easily absorbed and will fight off dry skin for longer than any topical cream you can apply at home. Microdermabrasion is the perfect winter procedure – it’s fast, affordable and it adds an instant glow.
Apply A Moisturizer to Fight Dry Skin
Moisturizers relieve and prevent skin dryness. They also protect sensitive skin and improve skin tone. When buying cleansing products, select those that retain moisture in the skin. To fight dry, wrinkle-prone skin the right way, it is important to determine your skin type and also be conscious of your age and skin conditions. This way, you will avoid disappointments with moisturizing products.
Avoid Hot Baths
Long hot showers and baths are unfortunately bad for your skin. I know, after a cold day, there’s nothing you’d want more than a hot bath. But you should resist this urge since as hot water causes your skin to become dry by depriving it of essential oils and moisture. Choose short, lukewarm showers instead. They come with the added bonus of saving the planet, not just your skin!
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