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Dry Skin Solutions
by Katrina VanDoran, Beauty Consultant - Make-up USA


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Dry skin is common. It happens more often in the winter when cold air outside and heated air inside cause low humidity. Forced-air furnaces make skin even drier. The skin loses moisture and may crack and peel, or become irritated and inflamed. Bathing too frequently, especially with harsh soaps, may contribute to dry skin. Eczema may cause dry skin.

It may help to change your bathing habits:

  • Keep baths or showers short.
  • Use warm (not hot) water.
  • Use as little soap as possible.
  • Try mild cleansers
  • Dry your skin thoroughly but gently -- pat, DON'T rub.
  • Take baths or showers less often.

Also, increase skin and body moisture:

  • Use bath oils and moisturizers at least daily.
  • Avoid products with alcohol.
  • Apply just after a bath or shower, when your skin is still damp.
  • Use a humidifier if the air is dry.
  • Drink plenty of water throughout the day.

Apply cool compresses to itchy areas, and try over-the-counter cortisone creams or lotions if your skin is inflamed. If this is not enough, talk to your doctor about possible prescription lotions.

Call your doctor if:

  • You feel itchy without a visible rash.
  • Dryness and itching are preventing you from sleeping.
  • You have any open cuts or sores from scratching.
  • Home care measures do not relieve your dryness and itching.

Product Recommendation: Colosť makes some exceptional products for sensitive skin. The first is Creme Sensitive. It contains Jojoba oil, known to protect the skin against dehydration, Avocado oil to protect against dryness, Chamomile which provides soothing to stressed and sore skin, Horse Chestnut, which strengthens capillary resistance which in turn is very beneficial for fine blotchy skin, a Vitamin Complex and Sun Filter UVA, which protects against sun radiations and premature aging of collagen. The second product that we recommend is Milk of Avocado which is especially formulated for dry and sensitive skin. The third product is Massage Oil. Apply and massage directly onto skin or run a warm bath and pour a little into the water. Fourth, After Bath Oil Replenishment Lotion. It helps to replace essential oils and maintains the skin's moisture. Keeps skin smooth and silky! Our tinted suncreen cream is an ideal product to use under makeup or alone. It is a lightly tinted sun cream which gives a healthy appearance to the skin. It protects against ultraviolet A and B rays. It also contains Shea Butter which nourishes the skin. Colosť tinted suncream is suitable for all skin types and can be used as a makeup foundation.

All Articles and most Newsletters are Available For Syndication: CREDIT BYLINE: Article written by Katrina VanDoran, Editor of Make-up USA Newsletter: Ms. VanDoran is a top makeup artist at her Spa in Brussels, Belgium. She uses Colosť Cosmetics and Skin Care products exclusively.
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