What You Need To Know About Caring For Dry Skin
It's that time of year again when skin gets robbed of its moisture by the cold, dry air and screams for relief. Unfortunately for those individuals that battle dry skin year-round, this time of year is the worst because humidity levels are at their lowest. Here are a few tips on how to care for your dry skin and help make it supple and moisturized during the wintry months (and all year long).
Why Is My Skin Dry To Begin With?
As you may know, having dry skin is most oftentimes caused by genetics. Dry skin is characterized by a lower amount of sebum produced by the sebaceous glands in your skin compared to those of people with normal or oily skin types.
People with dry skin usually tend to have a thinner stratum corneum (the top layer of your epidermis), which can also make those affected by dry skin a lot more sensitive to skincare products. It can also cause flakiness, patchiness, and tightness, and lead to wrinkles and fine lines earlier on in life.
How Do I Care For My Dry Skin?
If you experience dryness, it is important to understand how to take care of your skin. The first step you should take (especially during the winter months) is exfoliation. It is important to rid your skin of the dead skin cells that can build up on the surface of your skin and prevent moisture from penetrating. Never use an exfoliant with microbeads or crushed walnut, as they tend to micro-cut your skin. Always lean towards natural pumice!
The next step you should take is to moisturize! Moisturizing amongst all skin types is super important in preventing signs of aging and keeping your skin healthy. Your skin is your biggest organ, so why not take care of it properly?
What Is The Best Product For My Dry Skin?
Our Therapeutic Body Lotion works wonders to prevent and treat dry skin! It combines tart cherry antioxidants, emu oil, and Omega 3-6-9 fatty acids, which hydrate and protect the skin at an intermolecular level. These revolutionary and natural ingredients also prevent future moisture loss, which helps keep the skin hydrated longer. In addition to those benefits, our lotions are also anti-itch and anti-inflammatory and come in three nature-inspired scents!
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