Alpha Skin Care is aware that dry skin can be uncomfortable and irritating for our customers through the winter. We are in the middle of a blog series sharing helpful ways to update your routine and avoid dry skin this winter. Now onto number two!
2. Amp Up Your Moisturizers
This week’s winter skin care tip is all about getting the best out of your moisturizer. A good moisturizer is important to have year-round, but is especially critical in the winter when the dry air zaps the hydration out of your skin.
One of the most important ingredients to look for when choosing your moisturizer is hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a powerful humectant or moisture-binding ingredient. When applied to the skin, it is the one of the most extraordinarily beneficial ingredients for all skin types.
Hyaluronic acid can carry up to 1,000 times its weight in water, making it an incredible agent for helping your skin retain moisture. Ever wonder why a baby’s skin is so dewy and pillowy? Babies are born with high levels of hyaluronic acid in their skin. Alpha Skin Care formulates our products with high levels of hyaluronic acid to deliver the best moisturizer we could come up with!
How and when to apply a moisturizer is also important to consider. It is best to apply your moisturizer after toning or using an exfoliant, as your pores are clear and your skin is primed to receive the maximum benefits. Be sure to apply twice a day – in the morning and at night.
The skin around the eyes is fragile, sensitive, more prone to dryness, and quicker to show signs of fatigue and age. The skin around your eyes is different from the skin on the rest of your face; so, naturally it needs special care. Be sure to find an eye cream that includes hyaluronic acid to apply in the morning and before bed!