Winter Beauty: How to Combat Dry Skin
As the weather gets colder and we start to prepare for the holidays we tend to get too busy and forget to pamper ourselves. However, with the change in temperature and harsher weather, this is the most important time to take extra care of your skin. Dry skin is a common occurrence during the winter, and year-round for many people. This is because the humidity drops and the air outside becomes colder and dryer which makes the water in and on your skin evaporate quicker, thus leaving skin dry. Add in the chaos and stress of the holiday season and your skin is up against a lot during the colder seasons.
When your skin is dry, it will not only feel uncomfortable, tight and dry but also could look flaky and dull as well. Dry skin leaves skin more fragile, making it more susceptible to signs of ageing and wrinkles. However, there are many ways to take extra care of your skin and protect it against drying. First, using harsh soaps and cleansers may also be making the problem worse.
It’s important to maintain the skin with extra moisturizing steps. Be sure to moisturize while the skin is still damp, to lock in water. Another hidden worry can be excessive chemicals and fragrances in your skincare products. Ingredients like this can actually dry out your skin further and irritate the skin more. Alcohol is another ingredient commonly used in skincare that can irritate and over-dry the skin.
Overall, investigating the ingredients in your skincare products is the easiest way to prevent over drying the skin. Sensitive and gentle products are best for dry skin as they lack common irritating ingredients and do not over-strip the skin of its natural oils. When looking for cleansers, you want to find one with minimal additives and more natural ingredients to not overstress the skin. When looking for moisturizers, you may want to incorporate heavier creams like night creams into your skin routine for added protection against harsher weather.
Since the air is dryer, our bodies are also dryer in the winter. While it’s important to adequately moisturize the surface of your skin. You can also assist your skin in staying hydrated including the sublayers of the skin by drinking enough water throughout the day. It also helps to eat healthily and ensure your body is getting enough vitamins and nutrients. You will not only look good but feel it too.
Key Moisturizing Players:
There are excellent moisturizing ingredients you can add to your skincare routine. Aloe Vera is a nutrient-packed plant-derived ingredient that works wonders to moisturize the skin. Aloe Vera has been used for thousands of years as a medicinal plant for skincare and other health-related issues. It’s extracted by cutting into the leaf of an aloe plant and using its juices. It contains over 12 vitamins and 20 minerals which play pivotal roles in keeping the skin healthy and moisturized.
Here at Pure Non-Scents, Aloe Vera Leaf Juice is a crucial ingredient in a number of our products with no exception our Restorative Hand & Body Lotion. We also specifically formulated our Aloe Essence Shampoo and Aloe Hemp Silk Conditioner with Aloe Vera to avoid over drying the scalp and hair. Aloe Vera is also in several of our face products, including our Vital Care Mango Cream and Pure Radiance Night Cream. These work in unison to lock in moisture and keep the skin soft, firm and reduce wrinkles.
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