Dr Anjali Mahto explains treating winter skin in Get the Gloss

Posted by Cedars Dermatology, 26th October 2015

As most of us know, a good moisturising routine comes into its own as the weather gets colder, and rightly so in the view of dermatologist Dr Anjali Mahto:

“Your skin forms a protective barrier against the elements and one of its main functions is to prevent water loss. In the winter months, there is less production of natural oils (eg, ceramides, cholesterol and fatty acids), resulting in increased dryness, scaling and flaking of the skin.”

“It’s so important to moisturise regularly to combat winter dryness. Moisturisers will bind and retain water, in addition to forming a protective seal preventing further water loss. For best effects, this is ideally done after showering and then throughout the day as needed.” Read more from The Cold Weather Commandments

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