Soft Skin

Written by Anmy Leuthold
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Harsh weather, environment, and age can be huge obstacles in achieving soft skin. Everyone has experienced cracked or dry skin, to some degree. Cracked or dry skin can occur at any age. It is not just an affliction of the aged. Cold weather in winter months can be particularly tough on skin due to the exposure to heated indoor air, and low humidity. The reduced humidity extracts moisture from the skin, when skin needs moisture to stay supple and soft. The skin becomes itchy, dry, and uncomfortable when this happens.

Areas of home skin care knowledge that are helpful and important to healthy, protective, and beneficial skin care, include a broad understanding about the skin and the role it plays in your health, understanding our skin type, the relationship between skin care and lifestyle, common and natural bath and beauty product ingredients that actually irritate your skin, and what skin care products can and cannot do for the skin.

The Secret to Soft Skin

The skin's physiological role is to defend and provide a barrier, but it also needs to be preserved, protected and cared for. Most of us need a daily face cleaning with the right cleanser and moisturizer, and to understand the best way to do it. You will also gain from habitual skin exfoliation. All of us, regardless of the color of our skin, or location, need to use sunscreen daily. Knowing your skin type, will determine the details of the methods and products that will help you get that soft skin you have always wanted.

Healthy skin care can work as a protector against many irritants. Nevertheless, the underlying cells can be exposed to a wide variety of irritating substances, when the epidermis of the skin begins to crack. If your skin becomes inflamed or red (dermatitis) or if you have persistently dry skin, it would be a good idea to consult a dermatologist.

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