Keep your skin healthy
It's wintertime and the livin' ain't easy -- for our hair, skin and nails, that is. Whipping winds, dry air and chilly temperatures can really do a number on soft skin and hair. Cold air outside and central heat indoors can strip moisture from strands and pores, making hair rough and skin itchy and dry.
Cracked, flaky, irritated or inflamed skin is normal during winter, though it's not exactly fun. If red, scaly, itchy skin lingers or is causing serious discomfort, be sure to visit a doctor.
There are a few strategies that can give the body a break when the mercury plunges:
A 20-minute long, boiling-hot shower might feel great on a cold day, but stick to warm or lukewarm water for 10 minutes or less. Long exposure to hot water can strip moisture from hair and skin.
At the grocery store, fill up a cart with foods full of healthy monounsaturated fats and omega-3 fatty acids, such as fish, nuts, olive oil, flax, sardines and avocados.
While at the market, load up on vitamin C-rich produce like citrus fruit and dark leafy greens. Vitamin C can help boost the body's production of collagen, a protein that maintains skin and other connective tissues.
It's a good idea to drink plenty of water during winter with lemon.
1. Dry Skin
To cure dry skin all over the body, we recommend to use a Dermalogica- Intensive moisture balance cream ultra-rich and hydrating moisturizer for dry skin, or SkinCeuticals - B5 mask and hydrating B5 gel they are enrich with vitamin B5. During winter, avoid any face products with alcohol and switch to a milder face wash and a thicker moisturizer. For the body we believe natural ingredients can be nourishing and powerful when formulated correctly, hydrating body butter Lalicious rejuvenate dry skin key ingredients: shea butter, lavender, safflower oil, chamomile & cucumber extracts.
2. Itchy Dry Scalp & Hair
Dry, flaky scalp is uncomfortable and just a wee bit embarrassing, too. Step one in preventing dandruff is to take cooler, quicker showers to reduce the scalp's exposure to drying hot water. Think about switching to a dandruff or dry scalp specific shampoo. Before hopping in the shower, massage the scalp with Vitamin E, olive or coconut oil. These oils replenish natural scalp oils and can moisturize dry hair, too. Wash the hair and scalp with Pureology - Hydrate shampoo and conditioner to cure a dry hair. Sometimes, the issue can be caused by product build-up — not winter weather. If you think this may be the case, rinse the hair with apple cider vinegar to clear out the gunk and then wash normally with shampoo.
3. Rough Hair
Everyone's hair is different -- if washing once or twice a week is normal for you, consider adding some time between shampoos to take dry winter conditions into account. And don't skip the hair mask use once a week for 30 minutes L’oreal - Mythic Oil mask for all hair types. To prevent breakage or other damage, avoid blow-drying and brushing hair when wet because those locks are most delicate when waterlogged. If strands are really parched, comb hair with a few drops of olive oil and a wide-tooth comb after showering..
4. Rough And Cracked Feet
Nothing screams “dead of winter” like gnarly, callused feet with cracked heels. Book a pedicure with Pure Salon & Spa or stop by and purchase a Baby Foot for soft and smooth feet (Lavender scented) made with natural plant and fruit extracts. At home scrub calluses with a pumice stone in the shower once per week to slough off rough, dead skin. Moisturize feet, especially the heels, every day with thick cream -- lotions containing lactic acid are especially effective -- and wear cotton socks to bed.
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