Cold air, low humidity, and high winds outdoors strip your skin of much-needed moisture. Turning up the heat and taking hot showers indoors do the same. These harsh conditions cause your skin to lose its natural oils. This allows moisture to escape, leading to dry skin and potentially a winter rash.
Have you tried applying glycerin on dry areas?
Much like honey, glycerin is also an easily available humectant that can intensively moisturize your skin and then keep it hydrated for long.
This slightly sticky liquid forms an impervious layer over the skin to prevent TEWL, which can help address severely dry skin.
Simply massage a small amount of glycerin over the dry patches. It can feel a little heavy, but you must let it sit on your skin for a while so that product is sufficiently absorbed. It’s best to apply it before bed and leave it on overnight.
Glycerin is an effective skin moisturizer that is much more affordable than most commercial brands and is unlikely to cause any adverse skin reactions when used regularly.
What is TEWL?
Transepidermal water loss, or TEWL, is a term commonly used in skincare, but many people are unfamiliar with what it actually means and why it is so important for your skin. Here is everything you need to know about transepidermal water loss and its effects, as well as some tips for achieving and maintaining the look and feel of smooth, hydrated skin.
To achieve this, combine humectant and occlusive skincare ingredients. Humectants help to draw moisture to the epidermis, either from the air if it is humid enough, or from the underlying dermis in low-humidity conditions. Because water content that is drawn from the dermis can be lost through TEWL, it’s important to combine the use of humectants with occlusives. Together, these ingredients create a reservoir of moisture in the epidermis and act as a barrier on the skin to help prevent TEWL by sealing in that moisture. An example of an occlusive skin care is mineral oil. We do not use mineral oil in any of our products however do incorporate a wonderful occlusive that is works wonders.
How to keep your skin moisturized.
When you experience dry or flaky skin, you can help prevent excess TEWL and protect the skin’s barrier with frequent moisturization using our products that contain humectants and occlusives.
Transepidermal water loss can contribute to a variety of unwanted skin conditions, including a more pronounced appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. For a complete approach to healthy skin use our skincare line of products that contain effective moisturizing ingredients that won’t cause irritation or dryness. This kind of skin regimen can have a very positive impact on the smooth and radiant look and feel of your complexion.
*Individual results may vary.