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Your skin is your first line of defense against everything you come into contact with each day; sun, wind, cold, etc. To get the kind of soft and smooth skin you’ll want to show off, learn these eight top causes of, and fixes for, dry skin.
So what are come causes, and what can you do?
Winter Weather – Once the weather gets colder and the temperatures start to drop, that is when you also start to lose humidity. Ever notice the electric shocks in your home once the winter months start, that is due to loss of humidity in the air. When the air is dry, your skin starts feeling the heat, leaving it thirsty for moisture! On top of all this, when the temperatures drop, our thermostats rise… making the conditions for your skin even worse.
If you don’t have one already, it really helps to have a humidifier running in your home as much as possible.
When you shower, try to make them quick! The longer you are under the heat in the shower, the more it dries out your skin. Also, after your sower, try utilizing over the counter products that actually work on healing and strengthening the skin to soothe any irritation, and to lock in moisture.
Look for a body wash that won’t take moisture away from your skin. This is something you may never thing about, but your soap could actually be stripping moisture right out of your skin. In the winter months, also try just using your hands or a soft cloth rather than that harsh luffa you have in your shower now.
You want to find a skin product that helps actually shield your skin against the biological and environmental aggressors that can trigger inflammation. Help strengthen your skin’s natural moisture barrier.
Also, just because you are not lying out at the pool doesn’t mean you don’t need sunscreen! Protect your face year round with a high quality moisturizer with an SPF.
Dry, itchy skin is not something that you should have to live with. It is treatable and preventable if you know what to look for, and what defenses to take. Try these few tips, and let us know how they work for you!