The seasons are changing and chances are so is your skin!
Dry skin occurs when skin doesn’t retain sufficient moisture, resulting in redness, cracking, flaking, or scaling. Often, the outer layers of the skin (the epidermis) becomes more dry when the outside humidity levels are low, such as during dry and cold winter months. When the air is dry, the epidermis must work harder to retain sufficient moisture in the skin to keep it soft and supple. So how can you avoid dry skin and how can you treat it if you have it?
1) Drink lots of water.
Staying hydrated internally is crucial for proper cell hydration including skin cells. When you are dehydrated, the skin suffers too. Experts agree that to stay properly hydrated, it is recommended to drink at least half your body weight in ounces of water each day.
2) Avoid hot showers.
Although it is tempting to take those long, hot showers...especially during these winter months, hot water breaks down the lipid barriers of the skin which decreases natural internal moisture. Warm showers are fine, but try not to overindulge in too much hot water if your skin is dry.
3) Use botanically infused Lotions and Body Butters.
When your skin is especially dry, it is important to use a quality moisturizer to help add hydration to the skin and lock it in. Not all moisturizers are created equal, however. Many top commercial brands include petroleum-based ingredients which can actually dry your skin even more! Jordan Essentials uses deep moisturizing ingredients like shea butter, coconut oil, jojoba oil, aloe, and beeswax that are nontoxic, good for the skin, and highly effective.
4) Layer Moisturizers for optimum benefit.
For dry skin, you may need more than just one lotion to reverse the dryness. Working with a Jordan Essentials Consultant to sample and try before you buy as well as customize the best products for your skin and situation is a huge plus.
Generally, for the body we recommend cleansing, light exfoliating, moisturizing, then sealing in the moisture with Jordan Essentials Lotion Bar. For the face, we recommend JE Gentle Cleanser Foaming Wash, Gentle Exfoliant, Toner Mist, Multi-Peptide Firming Serum and/or Age Defying Serum, Time Rewind Eye Gel, and Deep Daily (or Red Wine) Moisturizer.
5) Apply Moisturizer immediately after bathing.
Using a moisturizer when the skin is still slightly damp after bathing actually helps seal in more moisture than when applying to dry skin. You can also use Jordan Essentials Hydrating Body Spray to add bonus moisture right before applying your JE Lotion or Body Butter.
6) Use a humidifier.
Adding some humidity to the room will help balance some of the external dryness. If you have the option, set your humidifier to 60%, a level that may help support the top layer of skin.
7) Avoid scratching.
Dry skin can itch and become uncomfortable. Soothe itchy dry skin with Jordan Essentials Skin Relief Lotion, Jordan Essentials Helio Skin Superfood Lotion, Jordan Essentials Magnesium Lotion, or Jordan Essentials Hand & Body Lotion. Keep one of these lotions on hand in one of our convenient travel sizes when out and about.
Follow these simple steps to support healthy, smooth, soft, and comfortably hydrated skin! Feel the difference with Jordan Essentials and avoid the discomfort of dry skin forever!