5 Ways to Combat Dry Skin During Fall and Winter
For many people, winter weather brings more than just the prospect of the holidays. Colder temperatures and low humidity levels result in dry air resulting in flaky, chapped, and irritated skin.
While switching to a good moisturizer at the first sign of winter is a good start, a comprehensive Skincare System along with a few other tips will help ensure that your skin is looking it’s best.
Here are METRIN’s top 5 tips to battle dry skin this winter:
We emphasize exfoliation so much because it’s fundamental to maintaining your skin’s barrier function – to reduce moisture loss from the skin and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of skin hydration and protection. Just remember to be gentle. Continued regular, gentle exfoliation can help repair any summer skin damage and better transition you into colder weather. Our Step 2: Lathering Cleanser is the ideal gentle exfoliant that can aid in the repair of any damaged summer skin.
Please remember to be gentle – avoid being harsh or scrubbing or using exfoliants that can be too harsh, as it can cause sensitivities and exacerbate dry conditions outside. Regular gentle exfoliation allows the moisturizer – hydration and protection and nourishment – to better penetrate the skin after removing dead skin cells. It’s smart skin care. This keeps skin hydrated longer effectively.
The moisturizing benefits of Vitamin E found in our Vita and Enriched Vita Conditioners help boost moisture levels and repairs any dry or damaged skin. As a moisturizing ingredient, Vitamin E is a powerful nutrient that has many restorative properties including its ability to treat dry skin.
Consider not using a towel after washing your face but instead letting it dry on its own through the air, if you have the time. This helps prevents unnecessarily lost moisture or drying on your face immediately after washing it, especially if you are layering your moisturizers and toners.
Repairing Sun Damage
Skin care products containing Alpha Hydroxy Acids (like our Accelerated Performance System) can help reduce the appearance of any sun-damaged skin. Furthermore, the AP System consisting of a Revitalizing Glycolic Complex (with glycolic acid) and Reactiving Gel (a hydrating serum) with their combination of accelerants help promote cell rejuvenation as well.
When your skin is too dry, it’s a symptom of a possible imbalance in its natural oil production and a sign that the skin’s natural processes are not working at their optimum levels to keep it looking and feeling healthy. It’s important to help the skin find and maintain a natural healthy balance through proper cleansing, nourishment, and protection that works well with your skin.
Improving the overall health of your skin is the best way to get your skin back into its proper balance and prevent any excessive dryness. Regular use of the METRIN Skincare System twice-daily works symbiotically to cleanse and gently exfoliate your skin, preparing it to absorb vital nutrients (like fatty acids, vitamins, and antioxidants), and provide a layer of protection it needs to maintain an optimal glow.
Dry skin can be turned into a well-hydrated, resilient, and glowing skin – even during drier conditions during the fall and winter. Proper cleansing and gentle daily exfoliation to achieve nourishment and hydration is the key.
A good skin care routine that’s specifically designed for each step to work your skin’s natural system is the best way to combat dry skin in any season.
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