Beat Dry Winter Skin
It's no secret that with colder weather comes new skin concerns. At this time of the year, skin can become rough, red, and uncomfortably itchy.
Dry skin occurs when the skin doesn't retain sufficient moisture, and winter poses problems specifically due to the drop of humidity outdoors and artificial heat sources indoors.
Breaking down the Ingredients in Moisturizers
Potent moisturizers have three components: a Humectant, an Emollient, and an Occlusive.
Humectants attract moisture to the skin by drawing water from the atmosphere and pulling them into your skin's surface.
Emollients "fill in" the cracks of our skin's surface. Their main purpose is to soften and nourish the skin.
Occlusives create a physical barrier and function to trap moisture in and prevent water loss. These ingredients tend to have a thicker consistency.
If you're battling extra dry skin, look for a moisturizer with one of each categories of ingredients for a comprehensive solution to flaky itchy skin.