Monthly Archives: January 2016

Winter Skin Care Tips – Part Two

3. Slather on the Sunscreen

No, sunscreen isn’t just for summertime. Winter sun — combined with snow glare — can still damage your skin. Try applying a broad-spectrum sunscreen to your face and your hands (if they’re exposed) about 30 minutes before going outside. Reapply frequently if you stay outside a long time.

4. Give Your Hands a Hand

The skin on your hands is thinner than on most parts of the body and has fewer oil glands. That means it’s harder to keep your hands moist, especially in cold, dry weather. This can lead to itchiness and cracking. Wear gloves when you go outside; if you need to wear wool to keep your hands warm, slip on a thin cotton glove first, to avoid any irritation the wool might cause.

5. Avoid Wet Gloves and Socks

Wet socks and gloves can irritate your skin and cause itching, cracking, sores, or even a flare-up of eczema.

6. Hook Up the Humidifier

Central heating systems (as well as space heaters) blast hot dry air throughout our homes and offices. Humidifiers get more moisture in the air, which helps prevent your skin from drying out. Place several small humidifiers throughout your home; they help disperse the moisture more evenly.

7. Hydrate for Your Health, Not for Your Skin

If you’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it a thousand times: Drinking water helps your skin stay young looking. In fact, it’s a myth. Water is good for your overall health and “the skin of someone who is severely dehydrated will benefit from fluids. But the average person’s skin does not reflect the amount of water being drunk,” Kenneth Bielinski, MD, a dermatologist in Oak Lawn, Ill., tells WebMD “It’s a very common misconception.”

The benefits of Avocado for Skin Care Treatments

Naturally, avocados have a huge amount of positive health benefits when consumed- so what about if you put some on your skin?

Avocados are the perfect mother nature moisturizer for your skin, to help keep it rejuvenated, soft and healthy. Many health care companies are now selling high amounts of avocado health care products from creams to moisturizers.

There are many ways of applying the avocado to the skin, different health care professionals, beauty specialists and medical publishers recommend a variety of different techniques. People have used avocado for many years to keep their skin young, healthy and soft.

Simply remove your makeup, wash your face, mash up some avocado and mix it with milk and apply to your facial areas, like a face mask. It’s recommended leaving it on for several minutes before washing it off.

Eating avocado drops your cholesterol level, you can also use avocado to reduce muscle inflammations. The oils work naturally to help soothe your body, how amazing is that! It can help your skin literally repair itself.

Avocado can be applied to red, itchy areas to help soothe it. It’s essentially a miracle natural healer, the perfect come remedy for your skin conditions. Keep yourself healthy and pick up some avocados on the way home!