Let’s look at some of the ways you can avoid and restore dry skin during the harsh winter months:
Rehydrate With a Facial Treatment
Creams and other over-the-counter skincare solutions can only do so much. So if your skin is feeling dryer than normal, there are plenty of hydrating facial treatments that can help. This includes our European Facial, a steam treatment facial which uses up to three masques chosen for your specific need.
Reduce Your Shower Water Temperature
Contrary to what you may think, getting a hot bath or shower when it’s cold outside can actually do your skin more harm than good. Hot water can strip your skin of its natural oils, thus causing it to become dry. To prevent this from happening, a lukewarm shower or bath will be more complimentary to your skin during cold winter months.
If you absolutely need a super hot shower or bath, then it’s best not to exceed 10 minutes in there. It’s very important not to forget to moisturize afterwards.
Increase Moisture Through Your Diet
As the saying goes, we are what we eat, or in this instance what we drink. Drinking at least the required amount of water for your body weight per day can keep your skin from becoming too dry. What we put inside our body shows on the outside, and if your water intake is less than your body requires then you skin will show it.
Fish, especially fatty fish such as salmon, herring, tuna, and trout contain high amounts of omega-3 fatty acids, which help lock in skin moisture.
Make Sure You’re Using The Right Skincare
A well-organized skincare regimen can be really helpful with addressing many skincare concerns. By using products that are specially formulated for dry skin, which includes ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, you can change your skincare regimen during the colder months to help avoid and fight dry skin.
Our favorite products for dry skin include Neocutis Journee with PSP. This multi-purpose product is ideal for a quick and easy morning regimen. Neocutis Journee with PSP works as your moisturizer, sun protection, antioxidant product and anti-aging cream — offering the benefits of four products in one convenient formula.
Neocutis Bio-Cream Bio-Restorative Skin Cream with PSP is the original moisturizer in which they included their PSP (Processed Skin Proteins) ingredient blend. This cream offers skin firming, reduces the appearance of wrinkles, and restores the skin’s moisture. Packaged in a pump-style container, this moisturizer has a light cream consistency, is fragrance-free, and best for those with normal to dry skin.
If you’d like to find out more about the different hydrating skin treatments we have on offer at Wake Health Medical Group in Raleigh, then call us today at 919-554-6754 or book a complimentary consultation here.