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Winter Dry Skin Prevention

winter dry skinIt seems that summer has gone and that winter is now fast approaching us. Skincare has never been so important.

Autumn is the best time to start preventing winter dry skin; before that that cold winter weather that wreaks havoc with our skin, causing dryness, flakiness and itching.

Preventing Winter Dry skin

We all love to have healthy glowing skin which is tricky enough with that summer sun drying out our skin. Now we have winter sneaking up on us, promising to strip our skin dry of moisture but if we act now with some preventative measures we might not have to deal with that nasty, sore, flaky, dry skin.

These will also help with winter eczema and psoriasis or similar skin issues.

A Healthy Balanced Diet

First things first is to have a healthy balanced diet that includes plenty of fruit and vegetables and to drink lots of water to prevent dehydration, we should do this all year round not just in winter.

Dry Skin and Bathing

It’s best to avoid long hot baths or showers as this will strip our skin of its valuable oils, instead have short warm showers or baths, this will also prevent dehydration of the skin.

Use a natural soap and shower gel without chemicals or fragrances. Harsh soaps can actually be the cause of dry skin. We recommend the Deep Cleanser Therapy Bar (we would say that – but its true) as a substitute for “normal” soaps, it’s designed to cleanse the skin whilst also deep moisturising it. It is gentle enough to be used on the face or all over the body.

This homemade “soap” really prepares your skin for anything, it’s packed full of vitamins and other ingredients that boosts the skins immunity and promotes cell regeneration. The Therapy Bar is also used as a treatment for eczema and psoriasis. If you have any stubborn patches of dry skin, leave some of the rich lather on the area overnight – this allows full benefits of the ingredients to soak in the skin and personally I find that those patches are gone in the morning.

Never scrub your skin with a harsh sponge or loofah. There is no need to do this, excessive scrubbing can in fact wear away the outermost skin bar causing skin dryness.

Always pat your skin dry after bathing, never rub.

Moisturise your skin with a natural moisturiser or the Syrinx Za Skin Revitaliser and Moisturiser while your skin is still slightly damp and warm to ensure it soaks in.

Dry Skin and Heating

Do not sit right in front of a heater, keep the temperature as low as you can to be comfortably warm and keep a window open if possible. Put on an extra jumper, your skin will thank you for it.

Now you have a few tips on preventing winter dry skin – keep it up from now and throughout the winter and your skin should be prepared and you should not suffer terribly from winter dry skin.

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