Winter months in cold climates can be a recipe for dry, itchy angry skin. But figuring out how to keep skin moisturized in the Winter can be confusing. Should you change your diet? Drink more water? What about supplements and expensive oils? It’a confusing when people are trying to sell you stuff.
It’s simple, dry Winter skin is from the cold air. The uppermost layers of your skin are your shield protecting whats inside, while keeping out bad elements from the environment. These layers play an important part to keep natural moisture inside the skin. The cold makes us itchy. The most important thing you can do for your skin is moisturize it. But not all moisturizers are created equal.
The one simple ingredient that you should look for is lactic acid in your cream. It will help the skin retain moisture. It binds and smooths the skin. It’s rumored that Cleopatra bathed in milk for amazing skin so it’s the same concept. Lactic acid is also used in chemical peels.
As soon as you step out of the shower make sure you apply your moisturizer water evaporates quickly taking some of the moisture with it. Keep the showers quick it makes a big difference. Thicker creams are better than think lotions and avoid alcohol in products it drys out the skin.