Winter is in full swing and with this comes scaly, parched and flaking skin. No run of the mill watery lotions will do. Winter skin dryness happens to all skin types due to cold temperatures, harsh indoor heating, & gusty winds. Give your winter skin care routine a makeover with my (askderm's in-house Esthetician) top picks to protect and hydrate even the driest of winter skin. Elta MD Moisturizer: This petroleum-based salve melts in to relieve the driest of skin conditions such as eczema and atopic dermatitis while being safe enough for post procedure use. Moisture is retained for 12 hours within this waterproof formula. This is a limited ingredient product meaning it is ideal for sensitive or allergy prone skin types. Cerave Hydrating Cleanser: The notion of a cleanser aiding in hydration may be odd, but this product is a winter must! My doctor first introduced me to this cleanser. My profession requires constant hand washing, which can take its toll. My hands were over sensitized from multiple product exposure causing them to be patchy, red and itchy accompanied by cracking knuckles. This cleanser healed my hands! Developed to repair the protective acid mantle of the skin using MVE (Multivesicular emulsion) technology, meaning, nourishing moisture is time-released in multi-layers. This cleanser can be used for the entire face and body. Elon Herbal Foot Cream: In a recent study, New York University Medical Center concluded that this cream was more effective for healing the skin than leading prescription drugs! Quickly cracked sore heals are soothed with botanicals and healed with emollient ingredients. This cream is safe for those with diabetes. Acure Line Erase Argan Oil + Starflower: This certified organic, multipurpose balm not only works on deep wrinkles and scars but also heals the driest skin. Beeswax, along with argan oil, olive oil, and starflower oil soothe and hydrate. It can be used on over sensitized eyelids and also as a cuticle cream. Coola Liplux SPF 30 Original: Water loss from the skin occurs faster on the lips than other areas of the body. This is due to how thin the skin of the lips are, combined with the fact that the lips do not have the same oil glands as the rest of the body to lubricate themselves. UV damage is quite common for the lips so combining a moisturizer with an SPF is ideal. This water resistant lip balm is perfect for anyone enjoying outdoor winter activities. Fruit butters and coconut oil hydrate and protect the skin from the elements.
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