Skin Care Treatment
Winter can be tough on skin. Cold temperatures, low humidity and dry indoor heating combine to rob the skin of moisture, leaving it dry and flaky, said Sarah Myers, M.D., dermatologist at Duke University Medical Center, who offers the following tips for winter skin care.
Anyone who has walked down the skin care aisle of a pharmacy recently has probably noticed that the shelves are packed with products ranging from lubricating to age defying, unscented to perfumed, petroleum based to enzyme enhanced, and for the entire body right down to the most specific body part.
Moisturizing products help immensely to keep our skin soft and healthy looking. Find the best ingredients for skin care.
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Moisturizing is beneficial for skin health and reducing microbial dispersion from skin, regardless of whether the product used contains an antibacterial ingredient. Lotions used with products containing chlorhexidine gluconate must be carefully selected to avoid neutralization by anionic surfactants.
The key to protecting skin is moisturizing on a daily basis. Dry skin ages faster, so it's essential to keep properly hydrated at all times.
The two main causes for dry skin are environmental factors (weather, chemicals, the use of the wrong personal care products) and poor diet. It's possible to have better looking skin starting with things you already have in your home; no cosmetic surgery or expensive makeup required.
The skin has a defence mechanism against sun-damage, in the form of melanin. The production of melanin is accelerated on sun-exposure. Avoidance of the sun, specially at midday and in the afternoon, when ultraviolet radiation is at its height, can help to reduce the harmful effects.