There are a few contributing factors why in the colder months our skin starts to appear dry with white scaly patches and even worse for some, winter brings on itchy and inflamed skin.
During the winter months there is less humidity in the air so being exposed to the elements outside can lead to very dry skin, chapping and serious loss of moisture. Reaching for the lip balm yet?
Taking hotter and longer showers, who isn't right? As tempting as it is to turn up the temperature in the shower, this is another sure way to dehydrate your skin.
Our skin starts to get exposed to extra heating in the car, or in the office and at home. By blasting the air conditioners this leads to dehydrating your skin over time too.
So what can you do?
Don't be afraid to leave some excess water on your skin after your shower and rub your moisturiser in straight away, this is a great way to lock in extra hydration your skin desperately needs.
Select products with aqua to re-hydrate your skin and humectants like glycerine to help draw in moisture from the air onto your skin. Nourishing oils and butters will create a barrier over your skin reducing trans-dermal water loss.
Our water intake during the winter months do tend to drop, a lovely hot cup of tea or coffee is a little more tempting so by adding supplements to your daily diet like Rejuvenated Collagen Shots and H3O Hydration is a great way to nourish your skin from the inside out.
Stay warm and use the above tips to help your skin survive the winter season.