Dry skin is a very prominent problem in this state, mostly because Colorado is so dry. 8.4 million Americans suffer from dry skin at some point in their lives, and it often occurs in the worst of places : Face, hands, feet, elbows, knees, and shins!
Most commonly, people get seasonal dry skin. This has to do with the cold dry air and wind outside, mixed with the warm air inside. The low humidity sucks the moisture out of your skin, and therefore you'll be left with dry patches, itchiness, and worst of all, skin cracks! Sometimes it can be caused by winter clothing, as wool is known to be a very common skin irritant. The UV rays from the sun are drying you out even when you can barely feel it, and sometimes those hot baths make your skin look worse! Most of this has to do with moisture loss.
After looking into what causes dry skin, you can try these things to keep yourself hydrated and healthy. Eating and drinking is the first and easiest step. Salmon is great when it's cold out because it contains Omega-3 which repairs skin cell membranes and can help to lock in moisture. Drinking water is also very important, but if you don't want to drink water all the time, try green tea!
You're going to want to avoid really hot baths or showers, and you'll always want to apply lotion after your showers. To keep moisture locked in, try to shower every other day.
You can also use moisturizing soaps, but try to keep exfoliating to a minimum. Anything infused with aloe or honey will normally work wonders as long as they are sulfate free!
Don't scrub your dry patches! The best you can do for them is keep them moisturized, especially lips. a sealing moisturizer and a toner will do wonders for your skin.
A humidifier can do you wonders in your home. This can be used as a preventative measure as well as a quick fix to mildly dry skin. Humidity moisturizes your skin while it keeps your pores clean.
Whether you have acne or clogged pores, or are looking for an even skin tone and firmer, younger looking skin; there is definitely something for everyone. Our goal is to provide a relaxing experience while getting you the results you can see and feel!