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My Skin Is So Dry This Time Of Year! What Can I Do?


The winter can be very harsh on our skin, especially our face. When its so cold out its hard not to take those hot showers we all love so much, but in reality that hot water isn't doing your skin any favors. In fact, its only accentuating any dehydration, and inflammation within the skin. Excessive exposure to hot water strips the skin of essential natural oils in the outer layer that maintain proper barrier function. The other trick is finding your routine, adjusting your skincare products according to the time of year, your daily water intake, and even bringing a humidifier into your bedroom while you sleep, which can be particularly helpful for dry skin around your face and nose.

Below are a few helpful skincare tips to help you get your skin back to its happy place during these colder months:

HYDRATION

First things first, you have to drink water. A common misconception is that dry skin will be solved by piling on creams and oils - the more, the better. But your skin - which, after all, is made up of 64% water - is, in fact, largely dictated by your hydration levels.Water not only plumps the skin but it encourages collagen production which ensures the cohesion, elasticity and regeneration of skin. It also helps to flush toxins out of the body that can lead to acne and eventually to scarring.Without adequate water levels, your skin will appear dull, and fine lines, wrinkles, scars and pores will appear exaggerated as the face essentially shrinks into its tightest position.

CLEANSE

Pick a kind face wash that'll calm your skin, gently get rid of dirt and won't leave your face with that horrible "stripped" feeling. (We recommend iS Clinical Cleansing Complex)

EXFOLIATE

exfoliating is key to a brighter complexion and greater depth for product penetration. BUT don’t over do it! Only once or twice a week! (We recommend ZO exfoliating polish)

SERUM

Think of a serum like a more concentrated moisturizer that’s lightweight. By leaving out lubricants and thickening agents typically found in face creams, the active ingredients are able to penetrate the skin much faster (We recommend iS Clinical Super Serum Advance) MOISTURIZE

Moisturizing is winter skincare's saving grace, moisturizing is essential but it's crucial that you get the right one for your skin type (We recommend ZO Daily Power Defense)

SUPPLEMENTS

Hyaluronic Acid is a supplement. Today, it’s actually considered equally important, if not more important, than Collagen. In a nutshell, Hyaluronic Acid is a water molecule that cushions joints, nerves, hydrates skin and hair and fills the eyes. Our bodies contain approximately 15 grams of Hyaluronic Acid but as we get older, production declines which results in wrinkles, dull and dehydrated skin. Taking a supplement every day will really help you to maintain adequate levels of Hyaluronic Acid, especially during the colder seasons when your skin needs plumped.

to learn more: http://www.glamourmagazine.co.uk/gallery/winter-skin-saviours