5 Tips To Banish Dry Winter Skin
Friday, December 02 2016
Your skin is your body's first line of defense against the harsh elements of the outside world, and the elements get even harsher in the cold months of winter. By following just a five quick tips, you can fight off dry winter skin in a few minutes a day.Make oil your best friend. While many of us try to avoid oil, certain products can be a miracle cure for dry winter skin. Products like Avon's Original Skin So Soft bath oil hydrates skin while simultaneously creating a protective barrier to keep your skin healthy. Provide extra nourishment by using a full collection of products designed just for the winter season, such as Skin So Soft's Winter Soft Collection.Take warm, not hot, showers and baths. Heat damages keratin, which is an essential protein that makes up your hair, skin, and nails. It may be tempting to step into a steamy shower to combat the weather, but it can actually potentially damage skin and may lead to flaking and even cracks if practiced on a regular basis. Instead, opt for as close to a lukewarm shower as you can stand for your daily routine, and save the hot baths for a special treat. Your skin - and your utility bill - will thank you for it.Don't forget about SPF. Even in the chilly days of winter, the sun can damage your skin. Not only does sun exposure increase your chances for cancer, but it can advance signs of aging and worsen already dry skin. Make sure your daily moisturizer contains SPF and is approved by the Skin Cancer Foundation for Daily Use like Avon's Anew Skinvinsible Day Lotion with SPF 50. Utilize a consistent, balanced skincare routine. Your body works hard to keep itself in balance. Using products that strip skin of it's natural oils without replenishing moisture often causes your body to make twice as much oil, while using too much without cleansing doesn't allow your skin to produce it's own. Develop a routine based on your skincare needs and follow it to maintain healthy skin year-round, making sure to adjust your skincare regimen as needed.Provide an extra layer of protection. One of the easiest, most effective ways to ensure soft, supple skin is to protect it from the elements. Gloves not keep hands warm, but limit sun exposure when worn outdoors. Another great time to protect your skin is while you sleep, because it gives your body a chance to heal with the least effort on your part. While wearing socks and gloves to bed while slathered with lotion may not be appealing to everyone, Avon's cult classic Silicone Glove is also effective in maintain moisture overnight.