How to treat Dry Skin | Winter Edition
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Hello friends! Welcome back! In today’s blog post we’re going to cover all things dry skin in the winter. It’s no secret that the winter conditions can dry out our skin and can cause conditions such as dry patches and flare up our eczema, which can lead to premature aging.





Here are my tips when trying to treat Dry Skin:




1. Moisturize: This may be a no brainer but moisturizing your skin is very important. It helps so seal the moisture and water in your skin cells. Moisturizing is like giving your skin a BIG drink of water! Hydration is key in aiding your skin to feel smooth and to get rid of dry patches for good.


2. Buy a Humidifier: A humidifier can help put moisture in the air which is great for your hair, skin, and nails. I would recommend using your humidifier at night while you’re sleeping! This will aid your skin’s repair and ultimate hydration. Not to mention, you may experience better sleep all around. 


3. Avoid products with alcohol: Products with high Isopropyl alcohol content, can excessively dry out the surface skin and can cause dry patches and irritation. 

4. Exfoliate: Exfoliating your skin helps hydrating products such as moisturizers and serums penetrate all your skin cells - so they are not just sitting on top of the surface skin. Using an exfoliant 1-2 times a week is very important to your overall skin health. This is beneficial for your face and skin on your body! 

Here is a link to my blog post all about Dry Brushing - this is a great routine to exfoliate your skin on your body. Click here!




5. Shea butter: All natural shea butter is amazing for your skin all year around but especially in the colder months. Applying a nice generous layer of shea butter all over your body helps to seal in moisture. I would recommend hydrating your body with shea butter at night, right before bed to wake up to soft, supple, hydrated, skin. 




6. Add a Facial Oil to your moisturizer: Adding a good facial oil to your moisturizer maximizes the hydration benefits to the skin. This can be done on your face and your body. My current favorite face oil is from Bioelements - Dewluxe. This face oil is packed with argon and squalane oil that mimic our own natural oil production for maximum hydration. 



7. Drink lots of water: Drinking LOTS of WATER helps to hydrate the skin from the inside out. Water helps to clarify the skin, hydrate, and even out your skin tone. I recommend getting a refillable water bottle to help encourage you to stay hydrated. 

Visit my blog post all about the benefits of drinking water and your skin. Click here, to check it out. 

8. Use a hydrating serum/concentrate: You want to try to add as much moisture back into your skin as you can. I love the Time Sensitive serum also from Bioelements. This serum is retinol free and perfect for all skin types, even sensitive. It helps to strenghten skin, with peptides and deep hydrators. The skin feels supple and calm right after application. 

9. Use a hydrating lip balm: If your skin is dry, 9/10 your lips are also dry! I recommend using a lip mask at night. This one really hydrates the lips at night and I absolutely love the smell. This one is meant to really lock all moisture night long. Shop here!

10. Apply a hydrating Mask at night: I love hydrating sleep mask(s)! I have a few favorites. Hydrating sleep mask moisturize your skin while you sleep. This is super beneficial because this is when your skin is doing it's most repair. They help to recharge your dehydrated skin so your skin feels smooth, hydrated, and supple in the morning. 

Here are some of my favorite products for Dry Skin:

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Cleanser: Bioelements Moisture Positive Cleanser - this cleanser is amazing at cleansing the skin and leaving dry skin comfortable. 

Toner: Bioelements Power Peptide Toner - this toner nourishes, hydrates and strengthen the skin so it can retain moisture more effectively. 

Moisturizer: Bioelements Really Rich Moisture is so hydrating! It is a thick cream that has avocado and olive oils to make the driest skin feel comfortable. 

 Face Oil - Bioelements Dewluxe is my current favorite face oil. It SMELLS amazing! It has squalane and argan oils in it that mimic our own oil in our skin for maximum hydration. It seals in moisture. I love using this morning and night in the winter. It goes on great before makeup application as well. 

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My favorite way to exfoliate the body is by Dry Brushing! Dry Brushing is effective at removing dead skin cells and tightening the skin, and can even improve cellulite. Read all about Dry Brushing here in a previous blog post. 

If you like more traditional scrubs then Rub Rub Rub from Lush is one of my favorites. A little of this goes a long way and is a great exfoliator. I also love Skinfix Resurface + Glycolic and Lactic Acid Renewing Body Scrub. If I'm not dry brushing then I'm using either of this body scrubs. Remember to get your elbows and knees when exfoliating the body. 

For moisturizer the Josie Maran Whipped Argan Oil is my favorite. I started using this during my pregnancy and have loved it ever since. It is so hydrating and creamy on the skin. It locks in moisture and helps to improve overall texture and the look of the skin. 

My favorite lip scrub is from Lush - Mint Julep. This scrub is amazing at getting rid of the dead skin cells on the lips so easily. It smells good and taste good too.. haha., 

I like this Rosehip Body oil, I found it on Amazon and it's great for dry brushing and adding extra moisture to the skin. 



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I hope you find some of my tips helpful! Please leave any added suggestions, comments, or questions below. See you next week! 


Thank you so much for visiting my blog today!



Your Skin Therapist,
 



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