Probably one of the most uncomfortable things about the winter season (aside from the chilling temperatures,) is battling dry skin! Thankfully, there are several ways you can save your skin from the harsh elements, leaving you with a glowing, bright complexion – no matter the climate. Here are some ultimate winter skin care tips you’ll want to begin immediately:
The moist obvious solution to dryness is using a moisturizer. However, not all are created equal ! Many products contain harmful chemicals and additives that serve to actually perpetuate skin dryness and irritation in the long run. This is why natural ingredients are important when it comes to protecting the skin’s natural barrier. For the winter time especially, you’ll want to look for enhanced concentrations of moisture building ingredients, minus the junk. The Skinfix Healthy Skin & Face Line is formulated with rich emollient oils, proteins, peptides and natural extracts that are the perfect solution to winter dryness! Each product also contains their special Healthy Skin Lipid Complex™, which is clinically proven to replenish essential skin lipids and maintain a healthy skin barrier.
Adequate water consumption is essential year-round. Not only does it serve to encourage the body’s internal cleansing system, but it also provides the cells with the hydration needed to function and remain supple (of major importance for skin!). Your body is 70% water, so you’ll want to remain optimally hydrated at all times. This will also protect against pre-mature aging, promote a smooth complexion, and encourage the removal of toxins in the body. Be sure to drink purified water – as your body cannot assimilate the minerals in hard water!
Use an Oil Cleanser
Some cleansers can be quite harsh and disrupt the skin’s natural barrier. For this reason, you’ll want to opt for an oil cleanser – especially during the winter months! The Skinfix Foaming Oil Cleanser is ideal since it complements the skin’s essential lipids, while gently washing away dirt and make-up, leaving the skin feeling hydrated, soft and supple. You can follow this up with the Skinfix Moisture Boost Serum and Nourishing Cream for added hydration and skin protection!
Increase your Omega-3 intake
Increasing dietary omega-3’s is an important step in maintaining healthy, hydrated skin. A high consumption of omega-3 fatty acids has been shown to decrease inflammation, reduce the risk of acne, prevent skin damage from free radicals, and contribute to a healthy lipid skin barrier. Great sources of these Essential Fatty acids include: Sacha Inchi oil, dark leafy greens (i.e. spinach), flax seeds and flax oil, chia seeds, and purslane.
Skinfix is now available exclusively at Boots in the UK! Our remedies were born from a century-old family recipe passed down from British pharmacopeia that used Mother Nature’s best ingredients to heal chronic dry skin. Skinfix Soothing Collection for eczema treats and manages eczema and dry skin and strengthens the skin barrier with natural ingredients that soothe, moisturize and protect. Join us on a journey to healthy skin with natural, good for your skin ingredients that alleviate dryness, calm redness and relieve itching.
Receiving testimonials from people whose lives have been changed because of Skinfix is incredibly heartwarming. Read on for Caitlin’s story.
I am a new mom and am very cautious of what products I use on my baby. I have tried a few different “natural” baby washes that are on the market and I noticed that my daughter who normally loves the water, (I can dunk her right under at the pool or dump water over her head without a tear), cries and tries to get out of the tub every time I would wash her hair. It wasn’t until I started using SkinFix Gentle Hair and Body Wash that I realized these supposedly “tear-free” products were the culprit. Now when I wash her hair with SkinFix GHBW I am amazed at her reaction, (or lack thereof), she doesn’t cry or try to get away she just continues splashing and playing with her toys, thanks SkinFix for making bath time truly “tear free”! Your products grace every bathroom in our home!
Did you know dry, parched skin is one of the first signs of diabetes? High glucose levels cause the body to lose fluids which can lead to skin that is cracked and extra dry, particularly on the hands and feet.
That’s exactly what happened to Yuliya Loginov’s son, Sacha. When he was seven years old, he was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. It was a shock for the entire family who always made every effort to eat a balanced diet and exercise regularly.
“Sacha’s skin was always itchy, explains Yuliya. “His scalp and legs in particular. And since he sometimes had to take 12-15 glucose tests a day, his fingers had callouses and were always cracked. The use of alcohol swabs before every single reading didn’t help.”
Sacha tried several products, but all to no avail. He couldn’t seem to shake the itchy, flaky skin. When he tried Skinfix’s Diabetic Skincare regimen, he couldn’t believe the difference.
“All of a sudden, his skin didn’t itch as much. He didn’t have the rash that normally appeared after bathing.”
Skinfix Diabetic Collection is made without fragrance, parabens or phthalates and works to gently moisturize the skin without stripping. Since Sacha also used a daily pump to provide regular doses of insulin throughout the day, he needed to use a special adhesive to keep it in place. This made his skin extremely dry, red and itchy.
Skinfix Moisturizing Body Wash and Daily Relief Lotion gently soothes and softens skin and our Healing Foot & Leg Balm and Hand Relief Cream are clinically proven to moisturize and treat dry, cracked, irritated skin. The entire line is fragrance and urea free and is dermatologist recommended for people living with diabetes.
The New Year is well underway and like many people, you might have made goals for a healthier, happier you. Staying on track with resolutions for healthy skin can seem like an uphill battle but lucky for you, Skinfix is here to help. Perfect timing or what? Our NEW Healthy Skin Facial Collection recently launched at Ulta Beauty and is packed with all the nutrient-rich goodness needed to keep your skin feeling soft, radiant and healthy from the very first application. Each formula is infused with our unique Healthy Skin Lipid ComplexTM and is clinically proven to replenish essential skin lipids to maintain a healthy skin barrier. A healthy skin barrier means plump, glowing, healthy skin and who doesn’t want that? Enriched with natural extracts like red seaweed, aloe leaf and peony root, our collection stimulates cell renewal and helps protect the skin from free radical damage. Let your natural beauty shine through with a complexion that is hydrated, dewy and luminous and tackle 2016 with renewed confidence. Make this the year of healthy skin with Skinfix.
*In a 28 day dermatologist-led, clinical study, 100% of subjects said their skin looked and felt healthier. *
Winter can wreak havoc on delicate skin leaving it dry, itchy and irritated. Most of the time, simple changes to your daily skincare routine can help maintain that healthy, beautiful glow all year round. Try these simple tips to keep your skin looking and feeling its best during the coldest months of the year.
- Be sure to limit shower time to more than 10 minutes and don’t crank up the temperature. Hot water can damage your delicate skin barrier and make skin red, dry and irritated.
- Lather on a thick, protective, skin-quenching cream immediately after showering to lock in moisture. Our Ultra Rich Body Butter is infused with natural shea butter, coconut and sunflower oil to soothe and nourish depleted skin making it soft and supple all day long. It’s our favorite winter must-have!
- Use gentle, unscented skincare products. Heavily fragranced moisturizers, harsh cleansers and products containing alcohol can be drying and irritating for sensitive skin.
- Keep your pucker protected with a moisturizer containing natural ingredients to minimize chapping and irritation. Our Lip Repair Balm is made with 40% coconut oil and leaves lips feeling soft and hydrated on contact.
- Excessive washing can leave hands feeling dry and irritated so it’s important to lock in moisture with a gentle, hydrating cream immediately after you cleanse. Our Ultra Rich Hand Cream is just the thing when you need intense moisture without that greasy feeling.
- Add moisture to the air with a humidifier. Cranking up the heat can leave your skin extra dry.
- Don’t forget your H2O. Make sure to stay well hydrated by drinking plenty of water. Your skin will thank you.