Skin Care Help, it's winter and my skin's parched
Heated rooms. The freezing outdoors. Biting winds. During winter our skin has to face the elements and tries to defend itself from the cold, whilst also dealing with hot, centrally heated rooms. It gets stressed, becomes fragile, hyper-sensitive, stingy and sometimes feel burned. In other words it hurts. All the time.What's more, even if these symptoms aren't apparent on the surface, its deeper layers are still suffering beyond belief. A double whammy: - Wind harms and wears away our skin's natural protective barrier. - When bracing the cold, small blood vessels in the epidermis contract, leaving our skin lacking in oxygen. Bearing the brunt of the elements and feeling suffocated, our skin cries out for nourishing treatments. In order to defend itself, it produces more and more free radicals, which in turn leave our skin burning and tight, not to mention wrinkle-prone! In short, we need to deal with this cascading list of inflammatory conditions the moment the mercury drops. Dehydrated, malnourished winter skin needs a beauty routine that wraps it in gentle, comforting treatments.