When it comes to moisturizing with lotions, Rowland suggests making sure that the ingredient sodium hyaluronate is in your moisturizer. "It helps to attract and hold water by retaining it. Also, fossil lipids help retain water." Rowland says that you can find fossil lipids in high-end moisturizers.
Rowland says that to avoid dry winter skin, you should exfoliate then immediately moisturize to protect the new skin.
The main cause of dry winter skin is based on the climate. "The more extreme temperatures you live in will further dehydrate the skin," Rowland says.
To avoid dry winter skin altogether, Rowland suggests moisturizing every day. "What can help is doing it right after you get out of the shower while your skin is still damp, because it helps lock moisture in." She says you definitely don't want to wait until your skin is completely dry.
Rowland also suggests limiting your bath or shower time and making sure the water isn't stifling hot to prevent drying out your skin. In addition, she says to drink lots of water to keep your body and skin hydrated and moisturized.
Another way to avoid the effects of winter weather on your skin is to moisturize with a rich cream every once in awhile. The rich formula will hydrate your skin and prevent dryness. Whipped shea butter is a good type of cream to use because it contains beneficial oils and vitamin E, a natural antioxidant.
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