Dr Oz: Winter Proof Your Skin
Today Dr. Oz is giving you his best beauty and skincare recommendations. From topical Vitamin C to Foods that Benefit Fat Cells, he has been sharing How you can Drop a Decade with Secrets to Cheat your Age. He also focused a lot of time one of your biggest concerns, Cellulite, sharing some easy and inexpensive ways to minimize the appearance of your fat cells. With winter coming, it brings with it a whole new batch of challenges for your skin. Doctor Oz says the best thing you can do for your skin to get it ready is to winter proof your skin.
Dr Oz: Cold Air Dehydrates Skin
Many people complain about how dry, rough, and scaly their skin gets in the winter months, which often leaves to itching and scratching, but Dr. Oz has some advice to best cope with the weather change and its affect on your skin. He explains that as the weather gets cold your blood vessels start to shrink so they can get warm. Meanwhile, the air outside is getting colder, so any moisture that is left in your skin gets sucked into the air causing your skin to dry out.
Dr Oz: Summer Vs Winter Skin Needs
Dr. Rosemarie Ingleton, Dermatologist for Eucerin Skin First Council Member, says the biggest mistake people make is that they don’t realize they need to change the products they were using in the summertime to something different when winter arrives. She says in the summer we are supposed to use products that are more gel-like, but in the winter you want to move to products that are creamier so you can hydrate your skin. Dr. Ingleton says that dry skin can lead to cracked skin and cracks in the skin are areas where bacteria can enter, which can then lead to infection.
Dr Oz: Winter-Proof Your Cleanser
Dr. Oz says the most thing you do as the colder months are approaching is to winter-proof your skin. He says there are 3 Simple Steps to prevent or even heal your skin before winter arrives.
Step 1 – Change your Cleanser – Dr. Ingleton says to choose a product that has some oils in it. Whether you us a liquid body wash or a bar of soap, the key is to look for the word moisturizing because that means it is targeting winter skin. She also wants you to try to avoid fragrance or dyes in your products because they can cause irritation and other skin problems.
Dr Oz: Winter Exfoliation
Step 2 – Exfoliating – It is important to exfoliate because it is the best way to remove dead skin cells. Dr. Ingleton says you can either accomplish this with a sponge, like a Loofah, or with a liquid that has exfoliating granules in it. She says she actually prefers Chemical Exfoliation, though, because those are products that have exfoliant built in. Look for ingredients like Urea, Lactic Acid, or Alpha Hydroxy Acid because those are natural exfoliants.
With the physical exfoliating, you don’t want to do it more than 1 or 2 times a week, but the chemical products can be used every day because that is what they are made to do.
Dr Oz: Moisturize Skin Immediately After Showering
Step 3 – Moisturize – Dr. Rosemarie Ingleton says moisturizing is the most important thing you can do to winter-proof your skin. She says to think of it as a way to lock in the moisture, which will prevent further irritation to the skin. The other thing that moisturizer does if form a barrier from the elements, like the wind and the cold of winter.
Dr Oz: Eucerin Professional Repair Moisturizer Review
She recommends Eucerin Professional Repair because it is dye-free and it serves the dual purpose of moisturizing your skin, but also repairing it at the same time. The absolute best time to moisturize your skin is immediately after you shower. Dr. Ingleton says this is the time when your skin is most susceptible to anything that you put on it, so pat yourself dry and spread on that moisturizer. This will lock in the moisture and keep your skin hydrated.
Dr Oz E-Card House Calls
In a partnership with ShareCare, Dr. Oz started making virtual house calls last year. Whether you are fighting the flu or feeling blue, he is sending video greetings to meet your needs.
You could even be celebrating something like an anniversary or a birthday and Dr. Oz will send you a personalized video message to wish you well or send you congratulations. Do you have a special greeting you would like Dr. Oz to send to someone? There are over 25 greetings to choose from and each greeting is customized to meet your needs, on his website.
Another site that sends greetings is SomeECards.com. Users can create their own fun cards and send them to friends or family. You can put virtually anything you would like on the greeting and then send it to someone in the form of an E-card.