Monday, February 28, 2011

Winter dry skin

We all have issues with our skin drying in the winter. Why does this happen? When the weather is cold, the air is dryer.The world is always trying to attain a state of homeostasis (def: The ability to seek and maintain a condition of equilibrium or stability ). You have plenty of moisture in your body, the air does not. The air will proceed to draw out the moisture in your skin to maintain a balance between it’s dryness and the water content of your body. It will thus leave your skin feeling dry. Heating systems inside of your house promotes the same pattern. If you don’t take special precautions you won’t stand a chance.

Here are a few things that can help winter dryness:

· Have a good quality humidifier in your house. Make sure it is well cleaned so you reduce the possibility of mold and fungus

· Use a good quality moisturizer (coconut oil is actually wonderful)

· Do not over bathe, especially in hot water

· Finish your shower with a cold shower. It is very good for the skin, it will close those pores

· Cover well when you have to go out in the cold

· Take a good Omega 3 supplement

· Move to Maui

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