Winter Hydration

Summer may be harsh on our skin because of harmful UV rays with more of our time being spent outdoors, but winter can be just as damaging as a result of extreme temperature changes.  We can be exposed to 70° indoors and 20° outdoors! Add to that, the dry hot air that blows from heating vents directly into our faces.  While the warmth may feel comforting, it dries out the surface layers of the skin. These extremes of hot, cold and dry air can wreak havoc on our skin.  It is just as important to cover our skin with a moisture barrier during the day as it is at night while sleeping.  Without this added protection, skin will dry out, begin to turn red and flake.

Here are some tips to keep your skin balanced and hydrated in the winter months: Protect, Shield, Moisturize. Continue reading