Tips on How to Soothe Dry Winter Skin
Dry winter air and heating can really wreck havoc on skin. During the winter months skin can become dry, red and itchy. To help prevent and soothe dry winter skin, here are some of my top recommendations to keep your skin moisturized and healthy!
Hot Showers/baths- believe it or not hot water can weaken the moisture barrier of your skin and cause considerable dryness. During the winter months, reduce the temperature and time that you spend in hot water.
Topical Oils- After bathing apply moisturizer to your damp skin. Some of my favorite oils are coconut, sunflower seed, jojoba and my personal favorite is Argan Oil.
Why Argan Oil?
This special oil contains many incredible nutrients that help moisturize and heal skin.
Tocopherols from Vitamin E and fatty acids such as Linoleic acid in the oil, fight free radicals and improve elasticity and cell strength of facial skin.
The fatty acids help make skin smoother and softer.
Sterolins help your skin retain more moisture. It actually helps the skin stay hydrated thereby preventing flakiness and itching.
Argan oil also regulates the skin’s oil production acting as a balancing moisturizer.
Always use 100% Cold Pressed Organic Argan Oil. Cold pressing keeps all the beneficial nutrients in the oil.
Supplements That Help Keep Skin Healthy!
Essential Fatty Acids from Omega 3 and 6 oils are a vital component in skin health. Ingesting these oils help the skin maintain its moisture and protect the skin from UV radiation and damage from the environment.
Food Sources of Omega 6 oils include: Sunflower and pumpkin seeds. Peanuts, pine nuts and soybeans
Food Sources of Omega 3 Oils include: Salmon, Mackeral, Anchovy, Flaxseed and Chia seeds
Vitamin A– Often rough and dry skin can be a sign of Vitamin A deficiency. Good sources of this vitamin include cod liver oil, egg yolks, butter and beta-carotene from brightly colored vegetables
Vitamin D– Dry skin has been associated with low levels of Vitamin D. It appears this vitamin plays an important role in skin health.
Some good sources of vitamin D include: salmon, herring, yogurt, milk
Dr. Triendl’s Favorite Moisturizing Face Mask
In a bowl, mix: ¼ cup of milk with an egg. Wisk and lather onto face and let set for 30-40 min. Rinse off. A perfect mini-facelift!