As Within So Without

The weather outside is skin-frightful.........

How to Avoid Getting Dry Skin In The Winter 

The skin-damaging, moisture robbing, cold weather time of year is in full force. 😖Snowflakes are pretty falling from the sky, not from the face.  

Dry Skin Photo woman with flakes all over her face

When temperatures drop, humidity levels decrease, and there is less water in the air. 


Less water in the air means less moisture to the skin. If moisture is lost and isn't replenished, skin can become cracked, flaky, or inflamed... EWWW! 


 GOOD NEWS  All it takes is a good winter skincare routine to avoid this terrible disaster.


First and foremost, drink tons of water. In the winter, we tend to feel less thirsty, and we consume less of it. If the body isn't efficiently hydrated, it will attempt to conserve fluid for more vital functions, resulting in dehydration. Dehydration shows on the outside as dry, flaky lips and fine lines in the skin.


Secondly, I can't stress enough the importance of exfoliating.

                     Exfoliate Picture Monster yelling exfoliate! exfoliate!

Exfoliating is important because it removes dead skin cells accumulated on the body, making it easier for moisturizers to penetrate deeper into the skin. 


There is no excuse not to exfoliate with so many easy, inexpensive, and convenient ways to do so.


There are sponges, creams, lotions, and even fruits that will exfoliate your skin.   

Funny meme exfoliating with my haters tears

Most of us L*O*V*E long, hot showers in the winter, but it's crucial to make showers the same length as Paris Hilton's skirts-as short as possible. Hot showers draw water from the skin and strips skin of its natural oils.💥

For skin to absorb and lock in more moisture, It's best to apply a moisturizer right after you get out of the shower while your skin is still damp.


Look for moisturizers that have one or more of the following ingredients: Ceramides, hyaluronic acid, lanolin, petroleum jelly, dimethicone, and glycerin. These ingredients hydrate the skin by drawing water to the surface of the skin and holding it there.


In the winter, be careful about using foaming face washes, alcohol-based toners, and astringents. Oil production is low in the winter, and these products are meant to strip oil, causing the skin to dry out more.


During the day, don't forget sunblock. Even in dreary, cloudy winter months, harmful UV rays are out there.


Lastly, it's a good idea to invest in a humidifier. Humidifiers add moisture to the rooms in your home, keeping skin hydrated.


Follow these tips, and your skin will thank you. Don't follow these tips, and your skin may start to resemble that of a crocodile! 😳

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