Wintertime is brutal for skin, especially in Canada, where weather can be quite extreme. Winter winds and dry air have a negative effect on the skin’s natural lipids (a natural barrier that holds in moisture). And the unfortunate result: skin that is perpetually drying out. In winter, cold air is dry and lacks moisture – we can feel it, and we can feel the effects. In fact, a hot shower in winter can also leave skin quite dry and even flaky. It all adds up to skin challenges for young and old.
In Toronto, IGBeauty offers a wide range of cosmetic and therapeutic skin treatments. And while regular visits are optimal, clients can do a lot at home, particularly during the winter. A dedicated approach to skin care maintenance can bring about great results. Best of all, many of the home remedies are natural and very effective. As a complement, IGBeauty stocks many of the most popular brands – natural and organic skin products from Canada, the USA, Israel, and Europe.
Milk Cream is a proven home remedy for dry skin. Here, it’s the lactic acid in milk that helps to improve skin health. Lactic acid is also known for exfoliating the skin and even accelerating the production of collagen. Milk Cream is an excellent moisturizer when the skin is dry.
Natural Honey is full of properties that will benefit dry skin. And because it’s full of antioxidants, it can actually reduce skin damage. Antioxidants are known to protect the skin – they control the production of “free radicals” which have been shown to contribute to skin cell damage.
As skin care, Olive Oil has been used for generations (and in all parts of the world). It’s a cleanser, a moisturizer, and a protector. Containing Vitamin E, Olive Oil neutralizes the “free radicals” that contribute to dryness, wrinkles, and fine lines. The Vitamin A thickens surface skin.
Dairy Milk contains ingredients that stimulate the skin’s oil glands. It can help in various ways, including nourishing and softening the skin, and eliminating dead skin cells. There are variety of concoctions that can be made up, each with a particular healing effect on dry skin.
Castor Oil is a multi-purpose skin treatment. Its been used for a wide range of ailments including sunburn, acne, and even stretch marks. Castor Oil is also known to stimulate collagen and elastin production, both of which benefit the skin overall, and particularly dry skin issues.
Coconut Oil has become a popular winter remedy for dry skin. Amongst other ingredients, it’s a source of saturated fats and proteins, and has proven effective with such skin disorders as acne and psoriasis. It also serves to clean out dirt and impurities from skin pores.
Like other milk products, Dairy Yogurt is full of beneficial proteins and nutrients. It contains the lactic acid that helps prevent dry skin, and it’s an effective immune booster. Depending on the concoction, Dairy Yogurt can effectively hydrate dry patches all over the body.