Wintertime is not only a beautiful season but an unforgiving one when it comes to skin care. Depending on what part of the country you are from will directly relate on the severity you will experience. Indoor hot, outdoor cold, your skin is constantly exposed to variations in temperature. Outdoor winter weather comes low humidity, cold temperature, icy snow, cold rain, sleet and wind. Indoors, your skin is exposed to hot temperatures, low humidity, and dry heated air. All the moisture is sucked out of the environment causing an uncomfortable dryness to the entire body. Some people experience more sever problems in the winter the skin becomes so dry it will flake, crack, peel and itch. Even worse it can become inflamed, irritated, and possibly infected.
A skin care regimen in the winter is all about hydration, hydration, hydration. Do you apply cream on dry skin and your done? Most of us do. Its not enough especially if your over 40. My recommendation would be to use a 5% or 7% glycolic body lotion this product you can use on your face as well. Then moisturize with the Skin Water . If you live in Aspen, New York or Montana, you need to seal it all up with a bit of Waterscreen.
A hot delicious shower can be the worst thing for your skin in the wintertime.I know you don’t want to hear this but you need to shorten the shower time; yes hot showers feel good, but they also draw all the moisture out of the skin, a warm 5 min. showers is the best. A regimen I use at BioKorium is to seal the skin before a shower especially in the winter. Before showering apply a quarter size amount of Waterscreen to the face neck and chest. If you have areas of the body that tend to have dry skin issues like exema or psorsis seal them up as well.this will help to retain moisture in your skin.
It’s all about the weather your skin is exposed to, not only outside but indoors during the wintertime. Low humidity environments suck the moisture right out of your skin, creating dry wrinkly skin. Weatherizing your skin is essential to your over all health.
We recommend and use glycolic acid, because of its safety, extraordinary results and its hygroscopic ability to draw even the littlest amount of moisture from the air to increase skin suppleness. Use glycolic on healthy skin, check with your physcian for use on severely dry, scaly or irritated skin. After applying glycolic, your skin will have a greater ability to absorb moisture from lotions and hydration creams such as our Skin Water. Don’t forget the lips, Use soap free washes to prevent stripping your skin such as our Original Facial Wash.
Its important to remember hydration is the answer to healthy winter skin. You must exfoliate correctly with the proper product, such as glycolic acid, and seal with products to maintain moisture . Skin health is power to resist environmental challenges, and in the end, this would be the ultimate result most people are looking for, because the ultimate skin care is no skin care at all..