Tips to protect dry skin from the climate.

Jan 5th 2018 Posted by MDR

Cold weather can wreak havoc on your skin. Indoor A/C and heaters, or living in the low humidity of desert climates, can dry your skin to a point that it feels uncomfortable. Here are some easy ways to protect your skin from getting dry, chapped, or even cracked in harsh cold or dry climates.

First, cover your skin with proper clothing. Next, make sure you stay hydrated so your skin gets moisture from within. Good nutrition is also important. Make sure you have an adequate intake of healthy dietary oils. You can add safflower, sunflower, grapeseed and olive oil to your salad dressing, or make a fresh natural oil blend with vinegar and some spices. Eat more fish. These oils supply essential fatty acids that nourish the skin. You can also take a supplement like MDR AM/PM Omega 3 Complex derived from wild Alaskan fish rich in essential fatty acids.

If you plan any outdoor activities that expose skin to the sun wear a similar sunblock moisturizer. Nothing ages and dries the skin more than excess sun exposure.

Use only gentle cleansers and hypoallergenic detergents. Excess washing can dry out your skin.

Moisturize! By adding a layer of emollients to you skin you increase its barrier function. MDR created Longevity Antioxidant Cream with protective hydrating factors and 25 antioxidants to increase skin's natural defenses against free radical damage that can age and wrinkle the skin. The formula increases hydration by 22% in just ten minutes providing dry skin relief and a younger looking complexion. You can also benefit with MDR Longevity Antioxidants Duo which gives you skin protective antioxidants in a nutritional formula and external moisturizing cream so you can nourish and protect your skin inside and out.

Reference

https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/encyclopedia/content.aspx?contenttypeid=85&contentid=P00281

http://lpi.oregonstate.edu/mic/health-disease/skin-health/essential-fatty-acids

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