|Normal / Dry Skin||Fine pores Matt appearance Drier towards the sides of the face|
|Normal / Sensitive Skin||Redness Some itchiness Feeling of dehydration|
|Oily / Combination Skin||Oily “T section” (forehead, nose and chin) Blemishes Blackheads|
Now with that said what do you do:
First off just knowing what your skin type is… is the first step in correcting the problem.. The next step is making the right choice in your routine. We are in our winter months right now so most people have the issue with dry skin.. so with that said this is how you avoid the dryness..
Protect your skin
The most common skin care myth is that you can’t get sunburned during the winter months. Sunlight is always sunlight, regardless of the season. Wear sunscreen no matter how cold or warm it is, since sunlight is always there and sun-damaged skin has minimal ability to function normally. The damage can lead to a host of other problems that may keep your skin from looking its best.
Use a moisturiser. It should contain ingredients that help keep the water in the skin. Lotions or a cream is best for dry skin. Apply a moisturiser after showering or bathing, since skin is more vulnerable after it is clean. The sooner you moisturise after your shower, the better off you will be.
Indoor heat saps moisture from the room and pulls natural water from your skin. The cause of most weather-related dry skin is low humidity. Humidifiers are relatively inexpensive, last a long time and can keep your skin breathing during the night. Even placing a bowl filled with lukewarm water on top of the radiator can help add moisture into the air. I remember growing up on the farm in Iowa Mom would place a coffee can of water on the stove during the winter months.
Take care of your hands
Cracked and painful skin on the hands can be a big nuisance. To prevent your hands from drying out in the cold air, apply moisturiser after hand washing or at least several times throughout the day. Keeping a bottle of lotion in your desk at work can help you to remember to care of your hands.Or leave it right by your sink. Don’t forget that your nails can become dry just like the skin, so make sure to moisturise every part of your hands.
Protect your lips
Your lips are often the first to surrender to cold winter air. Apply a lip moisturiser as often as you can. Avoid products with menthol or phenol that can irritate the skin. Choose the most emollient balm you can find to keep your lips protected. I keep a tube in my purse and desk drawer, makeup bag.. they are everywhere.
Final word is Hydrate and Moisturise. Do it now and your body will love you later in years…
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Have a blessed humpday..