Cold winter days can bring an uncomfortable dryness to the skin. Our skin feels tighter and can result in flaking, cracking and even eczema. Dry skin also contains a low level of sebum, oil secreted by your skin’s sebaceous glands that contribute to healthy, moisturized skin. Skin low in sebum can be prone to sensitivity and is unable to retain moisture.
Take care of dry skin in winter and fight back with these easy steps:
Cleanse regularly – take care of dry skin in winter by ensuring you wash with a non-detergent, neutral-pH product. Washing dry skin with soap and water can remove grime, but it also removes the natural oils that protect your skin and keep it moisturized. Facial cleansing milks and cleansers containing salicylic acid will remove dirt and make-up while leaving your skin soft and ready to absorb moisture and nutrients.
Moisturize – As the weather conditions change so should your regular moisturize choice. What works fine in the spring and summer may not cut it. Take care of dry skin in winter with a moisturizer that’s oil-based, rather than water-based. The oil in the moisturizer will create a protective layer on the skin that retains more moisture than a cream or lotion. One rule of thumb: Many lotions labeled as “night creams” are oil-based. Seacret’s Intensive Moisture Face Cream is a great choice as it contains grapeseed oil, glycerin and Vitamin A for supreme moisture to the skin.
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Exfoliate – moisturizers are much more effective on exfoliated skin. Exfoliation is considered one of the most important techniques that you can perform on your skin to resolve certain skin problems as well as to achieve healthy and glowing skin. Exfoliating on a weekly or semi-weekly basis will remove dry skin cells and keep your skin fresh. Use a salt scrub in the shower and exfoliate your face with a mild facial exfoliator at least once a week to take care of dry skin in winter.
Try a Mask – masks are a great solution to dehydrated faces during the dry winter months and should be a part of your weekly routine to take care of dry skin in winter. Seacret’s M4 Magnetic Mud Mask is an excellent choice for hydrating your skin. It revives your skin through the power of Biomagnetism. As you run the magnet over your face, the iron powder in the mask is magnetized, creating microelectric currents that gently relax your skin. At the same time, Dead Sea Minerals, Essential Oils, and Vitamins PRO B5 & E moisturize, nurture, and rejuvenate. The result: smoother, more radiant, healthier and younger-looking skin. Your skin will thank you for it!
By following the above steps in your daily and weekly routine you can take care of dry skin in winter and look fresh and glowing all year long!