The skin often reflects what’s happening inside the body; it shows signs of stress, poor diet, dehydration, lack of sleep, and so much more. Additionally, the lipids in your skin react when temperatures begin to drop, and the changing weather can have a significant impact on your skin.
With less moisture in the air and less sunlight to provide your body with vitamin D, your skin can feel dull, dry, and flaky from your head to your feet. Luckily, you can refer to these helpful tips for combating dry skin in winter.
How Does Dry Skin Occur?
When the skin loses water too quickly, it can start to feel dry. This dehydration can come from multiple reasons, such as taking long, hot showers, not drinking enough water, and using harsh beauty products that strip oils and fats from the skin.
In cold weather, factors such as cold air, low humidity levels, and harsh winds can affect your skin’s moisture. These factors can make your skin less radiant and duller than it is during warmer months.
Tips for Soothing Dry Skin
If you notice signs of red, irritated, chapped skin, there are plenty of helpful skincare tips you can try to combat winter dryness. Let’s review and chug a glass of water together to get started.
Moisturize Immediately After Washing
If your skin feels dry and itchy after you take showers, you’re likely stripping your skin of its natural oils. To remedy this issue, opt for cool showers and apply moisturizer immediately after. Look for ointments, creams, and lotions designed to lock in and protect your skin’s moisture.
You can also increase moisture levels in your home by adding a humidifier to dry areas. Humidifiers help pump moist, clean air into the house that helps your skin and houseplants while decreasing the effect of allergens.
Focus on Occlusive, Hydrating Ingredients
Occlusive ingredients create a protective seal over the skin’s surface to prevent hydration loss to the environment. They’re also meant to protect your skin from irritants, allergens, and harmful particles. You’ll want to choose products with occlusive, hydrating ingredients such as squalene, argan oil, cocoa butter, lanolin, and niacinamide.
Hyaluronic acid is a powerful ingredient that can help your skin stay hydrated all day; it can hold a thousand times its weight in water and bring moisture to the skin’s surface. Products such as Dr. Ellyan’s No. 6 Hyaluronic Serum create a moisture balance between all three layers of your skin, formulated with highly concentrated hyaluronic acid and other plant-based ingredients for instant hydration in your skin cells.
These are some of our other favorite ultra-hydrating products:
Dr. Ellyan No. 4 Revital Serum
Dr. Ellyan No. 7 Multi-Peptide Cream
Janssen Cosmetics Intense Calming Cream
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