Winter dryness does not have to mean dry skin:
by Stephanie Tang (pictured above), owner of Wonderful Skin Care
With dry, winter weather, we lose a lot of moisture, which can be particularly noticeable in the form of dry skin. Harsh soaps will further the damage by breaking down the oils in your skin (your lipid barriers). A good way to avoid this is by using a high quality, full-of-oils skin moisturizer immediately after washing or bathing, while the moisture is there. Wonderful Body Butters come to mind, full of natural butters and oils, and with beeswax that will help form and keep a barrier between your skin’s moisture and the dry environment. Consistent moisturizing is very important – after every hand wash, when you get up, and when you go to sleep. Try this for 1 week to get significant results. Remember that everyone experiences some dryness in this weather, but if you still have redness and painful cracks even after you have consistently applied good quality lotion, you should consult a dermatologist.
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