Winter has arrived and it’s time to bundle up with a cup of tea in front of the fireplace. But in most places winter also comes with cold and dry weather, which means you need to prepare your skin for the seasonal change. Improper skin care can result in dry skin, cracks and even bleeding. Cold and dry air can even trigger some chronic conditions, including keratosis and eczema.
6 Ways to Keep Your Skin Hydrated in the Winter
In this article we will be sharing 6 ways to protect your skin against the damages of cold weather, so that you can truly enjoy the most wonderful time of the year.
Humidify Your Home
Studies show that sleeping in a room with humidity levels of less than 30% decrease skin hydration by nearly 25%. When your skin is not properly hydrated, it will start to produce more oils which can lead to breakouts and irritation.
Give your skin a break from the cold and dry outside air when you are inside your home. By cranking up the thermostat, you dry out the indoor air which can lead to flaking and cracking skin. Instead, we recommend using a humidifier to add moisture to the air inside your home so your skin does not dry out.
Adapt Your Skincare Routine
You have probably heard it before, but moisturizing is key to hydrated skin. Our skin produces less moisture as we age, which can lead to dry and dehydrated skin if you don't keep up with your skincare routine.
Many people need richer face creams during the winter. We recommend switching to a more robust, oil based, moisturizer. Avoid gels and lotions, since those products contain more alcohol and preservatives that may irritate and dry out your skin. Look for creams that have the ingredient glycerin, as it helps pull moisture from the air into your skin. Glycerin can also provide protection against skin irritants and accelerate wound-healing.
We also suggest that you apply LAMIDERM APEX before moisturizing. The ingredients in this serum help improve the moisture levels and elasticity in your skin, while protecting your skin from free radicals and other harmful substances in the environment.
Focus On a Healthy Diet for Your Gut
Healthy, hydrated skin starts from within. A healthy diet is a key component to helping your skin this winter. It is important to stay hydrated for your skin to be healthy and strong, but your diet also needs to include the proper amounts of vitamins and probiotics. Poor gut health can negatively affect the rest of your body, including your skin.
We recommend incorporating DIGESTIVE+++, a gut-friendly dietary supplement that has a combination of a probiotic, prebiotic, and an enzyme blend created for peak digestion performance. Probiotics are good bacteria in your gut that help keep detrimental bacteria from proliferating, and studies have shown that Bacillicus Coagulans, the strain of probiotic found in DIGESTIVE+++ withstands the acidity in the stomach for maxiumum benefits, and strengthens the integrity of the lining of the colon.
The prebiotic in the supplement is a powerful blend of short-chain fructooligosaccharides, Jerusalem Artichoke, Dandelion Leaves and Yacon Root. Using both probiotics and prebiotics together increases the good bacteria, which improves the lining of the digestive tract and colon, improving overall gut health.
DIGESTIVE+++ also has a comprehensive enzyme blend to help your body break down proteins, carbohydrates, lactose (milk sugar), and fats to maximize their benefits. This also supports more effective elimination and less bloating.
Get Your Beauty Sleep
Your body needs sleep to recharge, and so does your skin. When you sleep your body is repairing damage from UV exposure and rebuilding collagen, a protein in your body that is vital for healthy skin. Studies suggest that people who get between seven and nine hours of sleep a night have lower skin-aging scores than those who lack sleep.
Your skin is constantly repairing and replacing itself. Because of this, you can be left with layers of dead skin if you don’t do something about it. Exfoliating your skin regularly will help get rid of these leftover dead skin cells, revealing healthier, brighter skin immediately after. It will also help your lotions and creams work better, as dead skin cells can keep moisture from being fully absorbed by healthy skin, preventing the lotions from working properly.
We recommend exfoliating one to two times week, and then applying LAMIDERM APEX and the rest of your skincare routine immediately after.
Take Your Vitamins
Vitamin C and Vitamin E both play an important role when it comes to your skin health. Vitamin C can protect your skin against UV light and help make collagen. Like vitamin C, Vitamin E is an antioxidant that fights free radicals and the inflammation that results from free radicals. Vitamin E also protects fats in the skin, which can help keep the moisture in your skin.
The easiest way to make sure your skin gets its proper nutrients is through OMNIA. OMNIA is a supplement that contains essential vitamins, minerals, and special nutrients for healthy and glowing skin, all in one capsule. It's composed of three main ingredients proven to continuously rejuvenate the health of your skin as you age: egg bioactive growth factors, Spirulina, and Red Clover Blossoms.
Additionally, it also contains three powerful ingredient complexes made up of minerals, collagen, and natural moisturizers to help improve the structure, function, and appearance of skin tissue: Rejuvenation Complex, Super Vitamin B Complex, and Antioxidant and Botanical Blend. This comprehensive and effective formula not only supports healthy skin, but also strengthens and improves the appearance of your hair and nails.
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