| Ever wonder if you have to put on lotion after every shower? We did too, so we turned to an expert to find out. Want to know the answer? Keep reading!|
At the end of a long, hectic day, there are few things I look forward to more than a nice, warm shower or bath. As relaxing as it is, though, it’s always bittersweet. As soon as the water shuts off, relaxation mode comes to an abrupt halt as I stand naked and freezing cold in my bathroom. Truth be told, I’m always tempted to lunge towards my towel, dry off quickly, and throw on some clothes in lightning speed. But I know better than to get dressed without first layering on some lotion from head to toe!
As for whether or not moisturizing after a shower is really necessary, the answer is absolutely yes here’s why: Your skin has the most moisture when it’s wet and most moisturizers work best when skin is already hydrated. After your shower, water evaporates off your skin quickly which can leave your skin feeling dry. Not only is dry skin aesthetically unpleasing, it can become itchy and incredibly uncomfortable. Not to mention, dry skin can exacerbate the look of tell-tale signs of aging skin, including wrinkles and fine lines.
No thanks! The best way to keep those unwanted side effects at bay is to moisturize often, like really really often. That’s why it’s best to apply lotion immediately after a shower while skin is still slightly damp. In other words, brave those inevitable goose bumps, pat (never rub!) yourself until your skin is slightly damp, and reach for the body lotion—body butter or your favorite cream—before reaching for those clothes.
Cold weather is rough on the skin. Extremely cold temperatures and low humidity levels creates dry air that draws moisture away from the skin. Harsh winter winds and dry indoor heat dries the skin to the point of cracking and bleeding. During the cold dry months irritate many skin conditions. Its essential to keep the skin moisture with the following tips.
During winter time the heating systems can dry out the air evaporating the moisture from the skin. A humidifier increases the moisture in the air to keep the skin moisture.
During dry winter time is essential to drink at least 8 cusps of water a day to stay hydrated in a cellular lever.
Certain food can be quite hydrating
Hydrate dry skin from the inside out with foods. Foods with high water content with boost of vitamins can help the body adjust to harsh weather blues. Most hydrating food are: watermelon, cantaloupe, pear, cucumber, celery, tomatoes and bell peppers.
Bathing in warm water and shed the old skin
Warm water wont dry your skin as much as hot water. Use exfoliating shower gel leaves your skin feeling comfortable and silky smooth, and brings you an immediate sensation of purity and well-being. Exfoliate the dry dead skin to have a radiant skin complexion.
Pick ultra hydrating moisturizers during winter to counter the harsh environment and protect the skin better.
After taking a shower apply body milk which helps improve synthesis of extracellular collagen, bringing a silky, hydrated and flexible skin.
Cleansing milk hydrates and softens dry dull skin and helps with the elimination of dead cells.
Intensive repair serums can renews skin texture with peptides.
Eye cream supercharged with peptides and protein that renews skin’s surface over time and reduces puffiness by massaging onto the skin.
Moisturizing cream have soothing, nourishing and balancing effects on the skin of the face which becomes soft, fresh and well hydrated.
Apply sunscreen 15 minutes before before heading out because during winter can also damage your skin.
Soon you will have soft and smooth skin again.