With the winter season comes dry, itchy skin. For some, dry skin can become severe and make you miserable during the winter while it is mostly inconvenient for others. If during the winter season you find yourself constantly itching your skin or your skin dries up and cracks, it is time for a solution. There are a number of ways you can help prevent and treat dry skin. The Skin & Body Refinery will share how you can combat dry skin this winter season.

How to Prevent Dry, Itchy Skin

To prevent dry skin make sure to keep your skin away from the cold. When outside make sure to cover up your skin since cold temperatures can quickly dry out skin. Unfortunate as it might be, also avoid long hot showers or baths during the winter, which can be a major bummer. Long exposure to hot water can deplete the lipid layer of the skin of its moisture. Keep hot showers to a five minute minimum and while your body is still damp, apply a moisturizer for maximum absorption. Avoid moisturizers with retinol if you are prone to dry skin since retinol can dry out the skin. Instead during the winter season, switch up moisturizers with ceramide and take probiotic supplements which helps the body naturally produce its own ceramides. These help protect the skin and hold in more moisture. Remember to drink lots of winter as often we drink less in winter. Even so, your skin still needs the water to stay hydrated.

How to Treat Dry Skin

When you have dry skin flakes or cracks developing you need to re-moisturize the skin.
HydraFacialsHydraFacial Treatment is a non-laser re-surfacing treatment which is designed to cleanse and resurface the skin. It can also help moisturize dry skin at the same time. HydraFacial Treatment removes the dirt and grease out of the pores and moisturizes the pores at the same time helping to moisturize the skin.
Exfoliating Body Scrubs – For full body treatment of dry skin consider seeking exfoliating body scrub treatments. Full body exfoliation scrubs help remove the dry dead skin flakes off of the skin. With all of the dry, dead skin flakes removed the body is then scrubbed with a salt, oil based moisturizer that soothes and hydrates the skin. After having a total body exfoliation you can now maintain the healthier skin keeping the skin hydrated.
Moisturizers – Other products can help moisturize the skin as well. Look for moisturizers with glycerin and chamomile for dry damaged skin. The glycerin is an ingredient that helps the skin pull in moisture from the air, constantly hydrating the skin, while the chamomile helps lock in the moisture. SkinCeuticals Advanced Clinical Spa By The Skin & Body Refinery offers many amazing moisturizers containing glycerin. Ask us more about Metacell Renewal B3 and Light Moisture UV Defense SPF 50 specifically!

HydraFacials, Exfoliating Body Scrubs & More in Waco, Texas

With HydraFacial’s and full body exfoliating scrubs combined with moisturizers containing the right active ingredients, you can treat dry skin. For those who cannot find relief for their dry skin, contact The Skin & Body Refinery. Ask about how we can help treat your dry skin and what services will be right for you. Each person’s skin types varies, so it is important to find the right treatment for your skin. Schedule an appointment with The Skin & Body Refinery today.

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