Dry skin is common as it gets colder and the wind intensifies. One of the most annoying things is flaky winter skin!
Flaky skin happens when the outermost skin cells, responsible for creating the skin barrier, separate from each other. If not treated correctly, we can risk severe skin damage.
How can you avoid flakiness and come up with a proper skin care routine?
Here is what you need to know.
Remember that it’s best to discuss with a specialist first about any skin issues. What works for a person’s skin might not have the same results for you!
Rehydration is Key: Here’s Why
Flaky skin is just dry skin, so you really need to focus on essential ingredients that will support the skin’s moisture levels. For example, hyaluronic acid is a hero ingredient that can draw up to 1,000 times its weight in water into your skin.
How cool is that?
Also, hyaluronic acid is best for all skin types, including oily and sensitive ones!
TIP: acid hyaluronic is incredible when a moisturizer is applied on top.
Other essential ingredients to incorporate into your skin care routine include:
- ceramides: to protect and regenerate the skin’s natural barrier
- shea butter: to prevent moisture leaving the skin
- squalane oil: to rehydrate more intensely
- polyglutamic acid
How to Exfoliate Gently?
Exfoliation is a tough process when your skin is flaky, but it shouldn’t be an impossible task. A bit of exfoliation can gently remove flakes, supporting the hydrating ingredients to enter the skin!
Dr. Mary Sommerlad is a consultant dermatologist and recommends:
“Liquid exfoliation can help skin appear more radiant – just be careful as it can irritate dry and inflammed skin; PHA liquid exfoliators may be more tolerable used a couple of times a week.”
Try Some LED Light Therapy
LED light therapy can reduce redness, help heal, boost luminosity, and support the skin barrier. You can incorporate such a method into your routine and see great immediate results!
Of course, the LED light in-clinic treatments are more efficient, but using a LED face mask at home can do wonders. Just make sure you follow the instructions!
How Can a Humidifier Help Your Skin?
Did you know that a humidifier can really help you deal with dry skin?
According to specialists, humidifiers or desktop diffusers add to ambient moisture in your room, creating a safer environment for your skin. The lack of humidity won’t be an issue anymore!