For the end of winter and in the upcoming spring months, hot baths and showers feel amazing after a cold or rainy day. However, an expert on all things beauty, Tiffany Elie, says differently. “Hot baths and showers take a toll on the skin. Hot water can strip your skin of moisture, leading to flaking, itching, and other irritants.” Tiffany has provided tips and tricks to make sure you retain your moisture, and still enjoy those long, hot showers and baths.
For starters, exfoliation can help remove dead skin cells that block your moisturizers to penetrate into the skin. You can use manual exfoliators like towels, luffas, and brushes. Scrubs also help remove the dry skin as well. “Exfoliation helps you get a closer shave and avoid ingrown hairs, and keeps you moisturized throughout the whole day,” Tiffany says.
Another tip includes adding an oil to the bath when soaking in a hot tub. Oils can help prevent moisture loss, and is super easy to use. Just remember: be extra careful when getting in and out of the tub it will be very slippery. One way to reduce the slickness is to add slip resistant strips to to the bottom of the tub.
PRO TIP: Always remember to add a moisturizer or body oil within 3 minutes of getting out of the shower or bath.
“Your skin is made up of oil and water, and when you shower, you strip your skin of both”, Tiffany explains. “The drier you are; the more oil you need in the product.” If you rub in your moisturizer and you still feel dry, then you need a richer moisturizer. The “richness” of a moisturizer have different levels: oil, lotion, and cream, depending on how dry your skin is.
- Oil is a light weight option to add moisture. This will soak in without any tacky or residue.
- Lotions are the next level up with lots of hydration and a little oil to replace the moisture loss in the skin. Lotions are great if your skin is normal most of the year, but need that extra hydration during the winter months.
- Body creams and butters are the richest option and have the most amount of oil and moisture replacement. This is best for people with dry skin as it is very intense and rich. If you’re not usually dry, this will make you feel greasy and will not work to the best of its ability.’
Tiffany’s Top Picks
Soap and Glory- “The Scrub of Your Life”: Use this amazing body scrub exfoliator to smooth your skin and remove rough patches from your elbows, skins, and the back of arms. Not only is this product extremely helpful, it also has an amazing signature fragrance.
Daily Concepts- “Your Body Scrubber”: This shower towel has a natural cotton base layer, and is complete with exfoliating loops to remove dry skin. Your Body Scrubber has a label that fades when its time to be replaced making it a no-brainer to buy and use! This product is environmentally
friendly and dermatologist tested. Make this the perfect bath and shower tool.
SkinOwl-”Body”: Body by SkinOwl is an unscented, non-greasy blend of essential oils. Body also includes an impressive blend of Vitamin E, Calendula, and antimicrobial rosemary extract to firm, tone, and hydrate. Massage this oil into your still damp skin to seal in precious moisture and enhance your skin’s suppleness and stretch.
Dermadoctor- “KP Duty Dermatologist Formulated AHA Moisturizing Therapy for Dry Skin”: This product is one of the most potent products around and guess what? No prescription needed. This clever concoction turns dry, scaly skin into moistured, smooth skin by increasing your hydration levels up to 200%. It is especially good if you suffer from scaly red bumps (Keratosis Pilaris) often seen on the tips of arms and legs. This product is a multi-tasker that hydrates and exfoliates with glycollic acid and green tea extract.
Ahava- “Caressing Body Sorbet”: This rich and creamy moisturizer absorbs into the skin quickly, providing the skin with the nourishment it needs. The mosturizer itself is amazingly soft and smells refreshing. It leaves you hydrated with a non greasy finish.
Margaret Dabbs- “Intensive Anti-Aging Hand Serum”: When it comes to your hands, years of exposure to the sun, hot water, and detergents have taken its toll. This super-charged, fast-absorbing hand treatment dramatically improves the signs of damage. Apply this daily and overnight for amazing skin rehabilitation results.
Gehwol- “Foot Care Med Salve for Cracked Skin”: Gehwol is world renowned in foot care products. This intensive foot treatment uses medicated extracted and essential oils to soften hard calluses while repairing the skins lipid barrier to reduce dermal fissures. Eucalyptus, lavender, rosemary, and camphor sooth irritation and promote healing for a soft, smooth, and good smelling texture
Overall, these tips, tricks, and products can help you feeling smooth and comfortable when your skin is dry. For more information, please contact Tiffany Elie.
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