Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Winterizing Your Skincare Routine

Letter from the Editor

Derm RF | February 2, 2011 at 12:53 am | URL:

How are you staying warm this winter?

a.      Cranking indoor heat
b.      Wearing lots of wool
c.      Taking long, hot showers or baths
d.      All of the above

With snow on the ground in 48 of the 50 states in the U.S., most people are doing some if not all of the above to stay warm. While we’ve learned to winterize everything from our cars to our boats in preparation for cold winter weather … we often miss on the best way to winterize our skincare. In fact, all of the above habits can wreak havoc on our skin.

In winter, low temperatures, low humidity and strong, harsh winds disrupt the skin’s natural lipid barrier, causing increased water loss that leads to inflammation, further damage to the barrier and further moisture loss. It’s a downward spiral unless something is done to stop it.

This February, spend a few minutes learning how to arm your medicine cabinets with the right ingredients to help your skin look as healthy and luminous as it does in the summer months. Tune in to Derm RF for the tips and tricks to get you there this winter, special insights from Dr. Kathy Fields and a chance to win.
Here’s to staying warm and dry this month!

Your Derm RF Team

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