Winter months bring cold, dry air that can leave your skin dry, cracked, red and irritated. The key to combating dry skin during harsh winter months is to hydrate it. With over 100 years of skin care knowledge, Dresdner Essenz has some tried and true ways to help protect your skin from cold weather dryness.
What you consume directly affects your skin, so if you’re experiencing dryness or redness, opt for foods high in omega-3 or omega-6 fatty acids like fish oil and flaxseed oil. Foods high in these dietary fats are not only great for supporting overall health, but they are also beneficial for managing the oil production and hydration of your skin. Check out this recipe for slow roasted salmon with fennel, citrus and chiles for a simple “set it and forget it” meal.
It’s important to wash your hands during cold and flu season, but consistent washing and scrubbing is bound to leave hands feeling dry and cracked. To replenish oil on the skin and protect against moisture loss, use a good body cream that is free from harsh chemicals or fragrances. Body cream, as opposed to lotion, has a higher ratio of oil to water that helps provide a thicker barrier on the skin.
Run a humidifier
Invest in a great humidifier for your home and office to add moisture to the drier air. This will help keep your skin hydrated and can even help relieve allergy and cold symptoms.
Cut back on the long, hot showers
Hot water causes skin to dry out faster, so when taking a bath or a shower, limit yourself to 5-10 minutes in warm water rather than hot water. If the water temperature is high enough to turn your skin red, it’s likely too hot.
Even on cold, dark and cloudy winter days, the sun’s harmful UV rays can still be powerful. It’s just as important to apply sunscreen during the winter as it is during the summer to keep your skin moisturized and healthy.
Skip chemical fragrances
Soap and cleansers with harsh chemicals and fragrances can irritate your skin, especially if it’s already damaged from dry weather. When taking a bath, use products like Dresdner Essenz Coconut Milk/Ylang Ylang Bath Essence that are free from parabens, PEGs and sodium laureth sulfate for a relaxing and hydrating option that protects your skin from drying out.
Prevention and proper care is key to keeping your skin healthy and hydrated this winter. If you’re looking for trusted health and wellness products with all-natural ingredients, the Dresdner Essenz bath and body care product line is a great addition to your skincare routine. It can help you to stay moisturized, relaxed and stress-free this winter season. Shop all of our products now at littlemetime.com.