Have you noticed the weather playing disaster with your skin lately? The snow and wind can give you red cheeks and chapped lips, but what’s a girl to do? We have some great tips of comprehensive program to restoring skin health at the cellular level from Howard Murad the Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at UCLA and the founder of Murad Skincare.
“When we encounter cold weather, our bodies react by sending extra blood to warm the skin’s surface and protect it from damage and ultimately from frost-bite. This visible surge of blood is one of the reasons that cold weather is especially challenging time for skin that is prone to redness and inflammation. Because cold winter air is also dry air, it can rob skin of moisture and trigger a cycle of sensitivity and irritation. To reduce the severity of the onset of these and other rosacea-like symptoms, skin needs to be strengthened through a comprehensive program that uses both a topical and an internal approach to restoring skin health at the cellular level.”
1. Avoid Redness Triggers
Use a high quality daily moisturiser with a strong SPF – exposure to sun, even in winter, is a major trigger for an inflammation episode. Make sure that your daily sunscreen is rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory ingredients to help counteract free radical damage from environmental exposure (like sun, pollution, wind and smog).Don’t let your skin dry out or get chapped. Reapply your moisturizer often if you are exposed to severe cold. Use a gentle cleanser and a rich night-moisturizer to prevent over-heated indoor air from drying you out while you sleep.
2. Stick to your skincare regime
Consistency is fundamental in helping to control redness and sensitivity. When you find a system that helps control an episode – use it regularly to help avoid the onset of future episodes.
3. Keep your skin well hydrated.
In the winter, the air is dryer and your skin produces less oil and is not as moist, so you need to use a heavier moisturiser.
Depending on your individual skin needs to find a moisturiser that meets your skin concerns and will keep your skin hydrated. So this is a comprehensive program to restoring skin health at the cellular level.