Stop Dry Skin Before It Starts This Season
With the seasonal dry weather quickly rolling in, we could all benefit from a hydrating approach that will help prevent the dry, dehydrated skin often associated with the drier months. The changing of the seasons can be uncomfortable, and even painful, for those with sensitive, dry or itchy skin. However, much like hydration within our body (remember the tip – if you are feeling thirsty, you are already dehydrated), our skin shows the same signs of hydration – if it’s dry and flaky, it’s already dehydrated. The time to take action is before your skin starts showing the symptoms of dehydration.
While you’re busying switching out your summer wardrobe for warmer clothing, make sure to also alter your skincare regimen. Get ready for the winter with this simple skin-hydrating “recipe”:
RECIPE FOR HYDRATED SKIN
- Omega-3 Fatty Acids (we recommend walnuts, flaxseed, fatty fish or supplements)
- Water-filled foods (your choice of raw fruits and vegetables)
- Cell Refresh Hydrating Cleanser
- Antioxidants (goji berries, blueberries)
- Cell Renew Moisture Complete
- A Humidifier
- A thicker body lotion
Before the winter season begins, make sure to up your intake of omega-3 fatty acids in your diet to internally hydrate. This will increase your skin’s suppleness. Fatty fish like salmon and tuna, soaked walnuts and flaxseeds are all good sources of omega-3 fatty acids.
In between holiday shopping and family get-togethers, remember to also drink water – at least six to eight glasses a day. Also, munch on foods that contain high amounts of water.
Topically replenish your skin to combat the potentially damaging effects of the winter weather, including chilly winds, harsh heaters, fireplaces and hot baths that inevitably draw out the moisture from our skin. Find a product like Stemology’s Cell Refresh Hydrating Cleanser that contains glycerin and gluconolactone, which will hydrate and thicken the skin, creating a protective barrier against the harmful winter elements.
Antioxidants are also a key ingredient to look for as they soothe dry and inflamed skin. Look for them as ingredients in your skincare products as well as the food in your diet, such as black rice, blueberries, goji berries and purple potatoes.
Fix aggravated winter skin topically by moisturizing with a rich, cream-based lotion during the colder months, such as our Cell Renew Moisture Complete. Do this in tandem with using a humidifier while you sleep to replace lost moisture in the air.
Avoid taking excessively hot showers in the winter that will further dry your skin, and remember to apply lotion shortly after stepping out of the shower to lock in the hydration.
Repeat all fall and winter long…and enjoy healthy, beautiful, hydrated skin! Yum!