It’s that time of the year again when you begin to notice slight roughness and flaking on parts of your skin.
The dry winter air affects our skin in multiple ways, and although we class all cold weather-related skin issues as “dryness,” they don’t always fit in that category.
When it comes to skin, we tend to use the terms “dryness” and “dehydration” interchangeably, yet they have different effects.
Our skin is more prone to dehydration in the winter. The chilly temperatures cause a decline in sebum production and lead to the thickening of skin lipids, making it harder for it to retain moisture. The winter air also reduces the size of pores and limits circulation.
What’s the Difference Between Dry and Dehydrated Skin?
Dry skin is for life; it’s the result of the insufficient levels of lipids and oils in the skin due to fewer oil glands. The skin isn’t protected from external aggressors and is prone to flaking and itching.
Dehydration is a temporary skin condition that can impact people with all skin types. It’s a result of intrinsic conditions like hormonal imbalance, unhealthy diets, regular intake of caffeine, and alcohol.
Dehydrated skin is also caused by external issues like cold wind, sun, air-conditioning, central heating, and cold temperatures. Even some makeup and personal care products can lead to dehydration.
Here are some tips to save your skin from dehydration:
If you’re the type of person who works up a thick lather when washing your face and body, you need to stop doing that in the winter.
Stick to hydrating, creamy cleansers that are free from sulfates and parabens.
Nosh Body’s vegan bath products consist of carefully chosen organic ingredients that seep through the outer skin’s barriers, nourish the skin from within and lock moisture.
Serums are a critical component of skincare regimens. They’re water-based products that enhance absorption, so that products can penetrate the skin’s deeper layers.
Layering serums and rich moisturizers that are packed with antioxidants and hydrating ingredients can maximize and extend hydration in the skin’s epidermis.
Serums provide a delivery mechanism that allows active ingredients in skincare products to penetrate deep into the skin, leaving your skin soft and supple.
Nosh Body offers facial serums for all skin types; our products lock moisture in the epidermis, giving you a dewy glow.
The best moisturizers for the winter contain a nourishing combination of plant waxes and fatty acids that seal the skin after your regimen is complete.
Nosh Body offers a range of organic body balms that give your skin the moisture it needs to stay soft and plump throughout the winter.
Our products are vegan and completely free of sulfates and parabens that eliminate the skin’s natural oils. If you’re looking for organic skincare products online, check out our selection.
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