Now that fall is here, Los Angeles has been a bit on the windier side, leaving our skin feeling chapped and dry. Because dry skin is at its worst during the winter season, it’s important to hydrate it when environmental humidity is at its lowest, with a moisturizer that will leave your skin feeling healthy, supple and nourished.

Dry skin is usually caused when there is not enough water in the stratum corneum, the outermost layer of our skin. Natural skin oils in this layer can get depleted when harsh weather, cleaning chemicals, or hot soapy water allows the water in our skin to escape. With these protective oils decreased, the top layer of our skin shrinks, creating cracks that can itch and bleed, exposing deeper layers to germs and bacteria.

While it may seem sensible to apply warm water to ease the dry itch, it can actually worsen the irritation because it diminishes the hydrating oils from the skin. The best thing you can do for your skin during this chapped winter season is to apply a natural hydrating cream to the affected areas immediately after your bath or shower when the skin is still slightly damp. My yummy PURGLO Hydrating Body Butter is made with Hawaiian tropical elements and organic ingredients including aloe vera, green tea, sesame and evening primrose oil that are excellent for dry chapped winter skin yet light enough for sunny summer use. Tropically scented, PURGLO Hydrating Body Butter is an incredibly rich, creamy, soothing and ultra hydrating formula that melts luxuriously right into the skin. Your skin will thank you!

Sources:

http://www.uihealthcare.com/topics/skinhealth/winterskin.html

http://purglo.com/products/purglo-hydrating-body-butter.html

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