Most of us know that it is a good idea to protect skin from harmful sun exposure in the summer time by using various skin lotions, skin cremes, and body moisturizers, to protect the skin. Did you know that choosing the right skin lotion, skin cream, and body moisturizer is also important for the winter? It's true!
Many people suffer from dry skin and dry skin is more common in colder climates. During cold weather it is a good idea to keep skin moisturized. Why? Cold weather has a tendency to draw the moisture out of the skin and over time cause dry chapped skin over the entire body. Dermatologist recommend using moisturizers all through the day during those cold winter months. And don't forget to moisturize several times daily if skin is excessively dry. Wondering which moisturizers to use? Check out the following list containing many excellent moisturizers for your winter skin.
Many dermatologists recommend Eucerin Original Moisturizing Cream for those with dry skin. The product also heals and protects sensitive skin from winter weather. Provides long-lasting protection throughout the day. The product is also fragrance free. Available on the Internet and in local stores.
Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream is fragrance, paraben free, lanolin, free. Dermatologist recommend the product for chronically dry skin. Provides all day protection from harsh weather conditions.
Essentially Enriched Daily Lotion. This is a moisturizing body lotion packed with Vitamin E, Almond Oil, Sea minerals. Reduces dryness and chapped skin. Available on the Internet and in local drugstores.
Moisturizing Skin Oils
Many Dermatologist agree that Olive Oil is an excellent skin protector and conditioner. Here is how to get immediate benefits: Simply apply Olive Oil to skin after a bath or shower the way you would any other creme, lotion, or body oil. Available at local health food stores and supermarkets.
Jojoba Oil is often added to soaps, shampoos, conditioners, and facial cosmetics. Why? It is packed with minerals and vitamins like Vitamin E and B. And Jojoba Oil is thought to fight bacterial and fungal infections. Jojoba Oil is an excellent all around skin conditioner and moisturizer.
Applying Skin And Body Moisturizers
The Best time to apply moisturizers is after a shower or bath while the skin is still damp. Pat skin gently to remove excess water. Then, gently apply the moisturizer working it into the skin. This method forces the moisturizer to trap the water and force the skin to absorb it quickly.
This is just a partial list of many great creams, lotions, oils for nourishing dry skin on the body during the winter months. Try to use products that also include glycerine. Glycerine traps moisture and seals it into the skin.
Also, remember to drink at least 8 glasses of water through the day. Remember good moisturizing and health also begins from the inside.
Readers may also enjoy reading these articles on body and skin care:
Winterize Your Skin
Home Made Lip Balms
Home Made Bath Salts