Dry skin comes along with the winter time, but perhaps you are not realizing that some of these 5 things are making your dry skin situation worse!
1) Blasting Heat in Your Car
You may have heard how blasting the heat at home can be a causing factor of dryness, but so can the heat in your car.
*TIP - Don’t point the heat directly at your face! Keep a hydrating facial spray with you to add a spritz of hydration (Of course, don’t spray & drive!)
2) The Aging Process
The winter weather contributes to dryness, but perhaps it’s the natural aging process that is the underlying issue for your skin. As we age, sebum production slows down and you skin loses essential oils.
3) Using Hand Sanitizer
Are you one who likes their hands to be clean all the time? While we support sanitation and clean practices, over using your hand sanitizer (especially during the winter) could be contributing to your dry hands – especially if you’re coupling this with the frequent use of hand soap.
*TIP – Keep a travel size hand cream with you at all times, and apply regularly!
4) Applying Petroleum-based Lip Products
Petroleum based products actually lock out moisture, creating a seal on the surface – so if you’re lips are already dry, you’re preventing moisture from getting in.
*TIP – Opt for lip products with ingredients like Mafura Oil, Shea Butter, Coconut Oil, and Vitamin E to protect, nourish and hydrate your lips.
5) Your Medications
If you notice your skin is extremely dry, it could be as a result of the medications you are taking.
*TIP – Speak with your doctor about the medications you are taking to see if this is a contributing factor.
*This blog is for informational purposes only and is not intended as medical advice, treatment or diagnosis. Always seek the advice of your doctor or health provider with any questions or concerns you may have about a medical condition.