SKIN SAVER: HEALTHY SKINCARE TIPS FOR EXTREME WEATHER
Extreme temperature can be brutal on the skin. It is important to hydrate and moisturize weather worn skin.
During the cold of winter or hottest days of summer air can leave skin depleted and dehydrated . Good news, there steps that you can take to make sure that moisture stays locked into your skin keeping your complexion healthy.
Hydrating from the inside out is always the most healthy option. Drinking an adequate amount of water daily is important for overall good health because water helps improve many bodily functions. These functions include digestion, absorption, circulation, and excretion. The main benefit of drinking water is that water keeps the skin hydrated and prevents dry skin. Drinking water in adequate amounts is necessary to flush out toxins out of the body via the excretory system. Not drinking enough water can cause these toxins to build up in the body and exit through your pores, resulting in clogged pores and unsightly acne. Therefore, by flushing the body internally with water, acne breakouts are less likely to occur due to toxin release through the skin.
Exfoliating removes the surface layer of dead cells that can limit how much of your moisturizer gets through to your skin. Exfoliating allows radiant skin to shine through. Exfoliating twice weekly will remove dead skin and makeup residue to improve skin’s softness and radiance. There are factors that will help determine how often you should use the exfoliating technique to freshen your skin’s appearance. The frequency depends on your age. Mature skin may be too dry or delicate for bi-weekly scrub-down. The climate you live in is also a factor. Warm weather increases perspiration and oil production, which leads to speedier accumulation of dead cells. * Cold climates can cause skin to be red, raw or irritated. In this case exfoliating should take place once every 2 weeks combine with a rich moisturizer to soften skin.
Balancing skin is also a very important step that is often left out of the skincare regimen. We have all heard of PH balance right? When we are talking about the pH level, we are really referring to the pH of the skin’s acid mantle. Acid mantle is a fine film consisting of sweat and sebum with a slightly acidic pH on the surface of the skin that helps our skin to remain healthy with fewer blemishes and less wrinkles. The acid mantle in very important to the barrier function of the outermost layer of the skin because it is this natural acidity that protects our skin from pollutions and bacteria. When the skin’s acid mantle is off it can cause skin to over-produce oils causing greasy skin or under-produce causing painful dry skin.
Skin is our largest living organ and should be nourished and hydrated. Moisturizing daily keeps skin balanced and conditioned strengthening the body's barrier from pollution, harmful outside elements and slows down the development of wrinkles and fine lines. Assess your skin condition to know how lightweight or richness of moisturizing formula.
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I hope that I’ve given you a bit of info to help you down the road of clean, clear and healthy skin! Got questions? Ask away!!