How to Treat Dry, Itchy Winter Skin

Winter can cause the skin to get dry, uncomfortably tight, itchy, flaky and even crack.  The combination of cold weather and using the heater can leave skin on the face & body dry and dehydrated.  

Solutions for the Body:

When skin cells are stressed due to harsh climates cells go into overdrive and rush to the surface before they are fully mature. The result is increased cell pile-up, creating skin that is uncomfortable, dry, flaky, tight and irritated.

RF-Dcell is an RF exclusive ingredient that helps to regulate and normalize skin cell turnover, allowing only healthy mature cells to reach the surface when they’re fully ready to do their job. RF-Dcell technology uses plant bulb extracts, found in dormant narcissus bulbs, protect fragile flowers through harsh winters and do the same for our skin.
RF-Dcell technology is found in Rodan + Fields Essentials Body Lotion andSunless Foaming Sunless Tan  (Which I think is BRILLIANT...your sunless tan will last longer with this technology too!)

Other tips to help your skin adjust to the cold weather:

  • Do not take long hot showers...it only drys your skin more! Short warm showers are a better choice.
  • Apply body lotion right after you get out of the shower on damp skin to lock in hydration. 
  • Wear gloves to protect them from the cold weather outside and use a hand moisturizer inside to protect them from the dry heat. 
  • Use a humidifier to add moisture back into the air. 
  • Use SPF on your neck, hands and any other exposed areas...even if the sun is hiding behind clouds!

For Your Face:
It may be as simple as adding a different moisturizer to your routine.  I LOVE the .  It is ultra-hydrating cream which replenishes skin’s natural moisturizing factors.  It has hyaluronic acid and glycerin prevent moisture loss while 12-hour, time-released antioxidants A, C and E replenish vital skin nutrients.  *I use it AM and PM in the winter months despite its name.

If your face is really tight, dry, sensitive and/or chapped I HIGHLY recommend the Soothe Regimen.  It is formulated to rebuild your skins natural barrier function...which has been compromised if you are having these issues.

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SOOTHE shields against the biological and environmental aggressors that can trigger inflammation, helps fortify skin’s natural moisture barrier, calms visible redness, and reduces irritation so that you can take comfort in having a healthy-looking complexion every day.

Don't forget your lips!  Because the skin on lips is so thin, this area is highly sensitive and particularly vulnerable to showing signs of dryness and aging. Use these steps to keep your lips in tip top shape: