Flakey, Crackly Skin

  

It’s a known fact that cold air holds less moisture than warm air. So, with the cold, dry, brutal weather in the state of CO, each winter season we can expect flakey, crackly skin during these months.  You may feel like it’s hopeless trying to keep your skin looking healthy and fresh but I’m here to let you in on a few secrets to combat these conditions.

First secret….. drink H20! I know, your mind is now blown from this top secret piece of information I just shared with you, right?! Now, what you may not know is that we lose fluid continuously from skin evaporation, breathing, and bowel movements.  And since your body is composed of about 60% of water, if you are not replenishing these losses daily your internal and external health will likely suffer. When you’re dehydrated, your skin looks more dry and wrinkled. Though over-hydration wont erase wrinkles your skin will look much more plump and healthy with proper hydration! So seriously, drink water!

Second secret….. moisturize! I know, I know, another secret you didn’t know. Both men and women should use a facial moisturizer daily and here’s why. One, your skin appearance will look smoother and softer. Two, you can protect your skin from environmental elements such as pollution and the sun. Lastly, by applying moisturizer it stimulates the skin and improves circulation of the blood which can boost collagen levels. So seriously, use facial moisturizer!

Insiders Tip…. Use a moisturizer with hyaluronic acid in it. Hyaluronic acid helps bind moisture to your skin which in turn will help with the appearance of your skin!

Now that you have these amazing secrets, we hope you adopt these secrets into your skin routine to get healthier looking skin. We are big fans of healthy skin here at SMASH.