Healthier Skin During Cold Seasons
Under the cold weather, the air gets cooler and contains less moisture. So when temperatures drop, it’s even more important to take better care of your skin and change certain regimens. Here are some great advices for keeping skin healthy as the seasons begin to change.
When falling into cooler weather it’s important to prepare the skin. Skin care expert recommends exfoliating the feet, elbows and knees with salicylic acid peels to keep them soft and smooth. For your face, take Microdermabrasion treatments as an excellent way to protect the delicate skin on your face from harsher climates. Moisture is key and to protect the entire body, using a lipid-rich emollient to lock in moisture from head to toe. To protect your hair from drying out, use a silicone-based hair oil after blow-drying…simply work the oil into the last two inches of the end of the hair to keep locks looking luscious.
Winterize your skin…we recommend using Hydranorme, a lipid-rich barrier cream that holds in moisture even when temperatures drop. For chapped lips, men and women can wear lip sunscreen…women can apply underneath their favorite lip liner or lipstick. For chronic chapping, we recommend applying Cortizone 10. If symptoms persist, a visit to the dermatologist may be necessary.
When cold and flu season approaches, it’s important to keep the skin healthy when battling the sneezes, wheezes and sniffles. Use products with green tea extract, which is great for getting rid of redness. If redness persists, Cortizone 10 can be applied to the affected area. For cold sores, an antiviral prescription or trying Abreva, which may help alleviate the problem.
With fall and winter being the busiest time for holidays, people often find themselves stressed and indulging in holiday foods. During Thanksgiving, eat cranberries, which are full of antioxidants and also have a naturally mild bleaching agent for brown spots on the skin. A soy-based, vegetarian stuffing, without a lot of carbohydrates, is also good for the skin. Eat plenty of turkey, the main Thanksgiving staple, as it is high in protein, which is good for nails and hair.
It is important to adapt skin care regimens to the seasons of the year, as they each affect skin differently. With these tips, readers will be able to prepare and protect their skin for the cool weather that fall and winter bring.
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