Winter can be a great time of the year, but the effects of the harsh cold wind and temperatures can leave you with horribly dry skin, which your normal moisturizer isn’t able to handle. The good news is that Dove recently launched their latest innovation in skincare, Dove DermaSeries, which takes care of that horrible dry skin that makes your skin irritated and scaley during the cold winter months. Dermatologist, Dr. Evan Rieder shares some tips on how to properly care for your skin during winter and why these products are effective at tackling even the worst dry skin conditions.
It’s very important to always change your daily moisturizers according to the weather, especially in the winter where the frigid temperatures can do a number on your skin. During the winter it’s important to find face moisturizers that protect your skin from the cold wind that can easily dry your skin within minutes. “Don’t let the cold weather fool you, the winter is still a critical product for sun damage,” says Dr. Evan Rieder. Even if you spend at most one hour outside a day, the sun’s rays can still harm you and damage your skin even when it’s cloudy outside. He recommends using the Dove DermaSeries Dry Skin Relief replenishing face cream SPF 15, which protects your skin from sun damage while still providing 12 hours of dry skin protection and hydration.
“To keep skin hydrated and nourished, one should wash their face (and body) with lukewarm water and a gentle cleanser, moisturize regularly, drink plenty of water, and eat foods with high water content.,” he says. Skip the hot showers because the intense heat of a hot shower or bath can break down the lipid barriers in the skin, which can lead to a loss of moisture. It’s important to moisturize directly after washing, as water exposure can damage the skin and the lipid barrier. Use a regimen of body and facial products that will nourish your skin back to health, such as products from the Dove DermaSeries product line, he adds.
As you can see, the Dove DermaSeries products are a great resource for dry skin. “The Dove DermaSeries range combines superior care to replenish even the driest skin, leaving it feeling soft and silky, with the enjoyable experience that comes from using products with beautiful textures and appealing packaging. Women no longer need to choose between beauty and therapeutic products as this range combines both,” says Dr. Rieder. The Dove DermaSeries is completely fragrance-free and hypoallergenic, meaning all products in the range do not contain any fragrances, masking agents, or botanical extracts which can sometimes irritate sensitive skin types.
What ingredients can you expect to find in these products?
- Petrolatum, also known as petroleum jelly, is a particularly effective skin protectant and is well-known for its ability to relieve dry skin. It is a key ingredient in Dove DermaSeries Dry Skin Relief expert repairing balm.
- Colloidal oatmeal is an active ingredient in Dove DermaSeries Eczema Relief soothing body lotion and helps protect and repair eczema-prone skin. Colloidal oatmeal is a type of oat that is finely milled and added to a liquid or gel. It is well-known for its ability to help relieve skin irritation.
- Dove DermaSeries Dry Skin Relief replenishing body lotion is enriched with AminoSilk Complex and powerful moisturizers to instantly soothe itchy, dry skin. It is clinically proven to replenish moisture levels.
These products can also help people who suffer from eczema and psoriasis, which often get worse in the winter. “Eczema and psoriasis symptoms run the chance of worsening in the winter due to the dry air and low levels of exposure to ultraviolet rays from the sun, he explains. The mix of cold, dry air outdoors and warm, dry air indoors can lead to evaporation of water from your skin. Since the Dove DermaSeries line is completely hypoallergenic and fragrance-free, it’s a great skincare line for those with these skin conditions. Visit Dove.com to learn more about these products.