Frigid temperatures, chilly winds and dehydrating indoor heat can definitely take its toll on skin. Flaky cheeks, chapped hands and cracked skin may seem inevitable. Furthermore, dry, dehydrated skin accentuates the look of fine lines, wrinkles and other signs of aging. Fortunately, there are simple steps you can take each day to maintain soft, smooth, naturally glowing skin all year long.
Boost Moisture Levels
Winter can deplete skin of water and inhibit delivery of vital nutrients to skin. A great way to easily add extra hydration to any skin care routine is to use products that contain Hyaluronic Acid (HA). When applied topically, HA has the amazing ability to act like a “moisture magnet”, attracting and binding water molecules to skin. It helps create a reservoir that replenishes and restores hydration over time. This helps keep skin fresh looking and also visibly plumps skin’s surface to reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles. derma e® Hydrating Serum, Day Crème and Night Crème are great choices, because they each contain a healthy dose of Hyaluronic Acid plus antioxidant Vitamin C and skin-conditioning Panthenol. Twice a day after you cleanse and tone, apply Hydrating Serum for a surge of nourishing moisture. Follow with Hydrating Day Crème in the morning or Night Crème in the evening. With continued use, skin will look and feel significantly softer, smoother and more supple.
Soften Skin All-Over
Exposure to the elements, longer, hotter showers and frequent hand washing can leave skin vulnerable, chapped and dry all over. So this time of year, it’s important to use hand and body moisturizers that offer more protection, hydration and nourishment. Look for formulas with full-spectrum Vitamin E (alpha, beta, gamma, delta Tocopherols and Tocotrienols). Unlike the traditional form of Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol), full-spectrum Vitamin E delivers superior antioxidant, moisturizing and healing benefits to rescue and replenish extremely dry skin. derma e® Vitamin E Intensive Therapy Body Balm, Body Lotion and Hand Crème are the perfect go-to products, because they contain naturally sourced full spectrum Vitamin E plus extra-rich skin conditioners to deeply penetrate skin. Great for extremely dry skin on your arms, legs or weather worn hands, you won’t believe how moisturized, soft and smooth your skin will feel.
Especially during winter, it’s important to loosen and lift away dry, dead, flaky skin that can inhibit proper absorption of moisture and nutrients as well as lead to a dull, ashy appearance. To prevent build-up and stimulate new cell growth, look for an exfoliant that contains a well-balanced combination of natural ingredients such as Papaya, Apricot Seed Powder, Alpha Hydroxy Acids, Volcanic Sand and Dead Sea Salt. derma e® Microdermabrasion Scrub offers this spa-perfect balance of natural, multi-tasking ingredients for healthier, clearer skin and a natural, youthful glow. It is formulated with a natural micro-crystal blend of Dead Sea Salt and Volcanic Sand – the fine grains work to reveal soft, smooth, luminous skin. Used once or twice a week, it can help stimulate healthy surface renewal, visibly diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and prepare skin to receive the maximum benefits from a treatment or moisturizer. It also works beautifully on elbows, knees, or anywhere else skin is dry and flaky.
Care for Cracked Skin
More often in winter, you may find yourself suffering with painful skin cracks. When heavy moisture just isn’t enough, reach for a therapeutic natural treatment that contains ingredients like Clove, Bay Leaf and Arnica. These ingredients are extremely beneficial because they offer anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties, helping ease skin discomfort and resolve damage. derma e® Cracked Skin Relief Crème combines these therapeutic herbs with skin-nourishing Vitamins A and E to help provide fast, soothing relief for painful, dry, cracked skin. Perfect for your hands, feet, elbows and knees, apply as often as needed and caring for cracked skin will soon be a thing of the past.
So during winter, or any time of the year, follow these simple healthy steps for soft, smooth, naturally glowing skin.