It’s time to prep your skin for the onslaught of cooler temperatures. Although we’re still in hurricane season, more towards the end, that should tell you that fall is close by and the weather will be causing your skin to need a little bit more attention than usual.
So what do you do? The first thought would be to ramp up your moisturizers. After all, you’re expecting the change in climate to produce dry skin. That’s typically what happens when cold air meets indoor heat.
Using a rich cream, body butter, lotion or natural oil will help create a protective layer that will slow the loss of water. Let’s take a look at body butters, lotions and creams and see what makes them different. They both contain two basic ingredients: Oil and water. A lot of creams have a wax-like substance. That substance is known as an emulsifier. Emulsifiers keep the oil and water from separating.
Creams have a melting point when it comes to oils. The choice of oils used in a given product determine how greasy the cream will feel on your skin. Coconut oils have a low melting point, so when you buy a product with coconut oil, you’ll experience its level of greasiness. On the other hand oils such as avocado feel lighter and will absorb easily into your skin.
Face Moisturizers are light in texture. Moisturizers, typically creams, contain a lot less oil and wax. This prevents that heavy, caked-on feeling when applied to your skin.
Lotions contain more water. They offer a lighter textured product that spreads easily all over your body.
The key to getting the most of your creams, lotions or butters is to apply them after your shower or bath. This helps to retain all the water your skin has absorbed.
That’s it for this week. As always …
Dedicated To Your Beauty,