Wave Goodbye to Dry Hands (and Feet) Today!

Fall and winter are tough on hands. Frequent hand washing is a must for staying healthy during cold and flu season, but it also can also lead to super dry hands!

Don’t let your hands become dry, rough, cracked, and painful. Instead, keep them smooth, comfy, and beautiful by following our must-know cold weather skin care tips for hands.

First, wash hands in tepid, not hot, water. This will preserve the skin’s natural oils and help prevent over-drying.

Secondly, use gentle soaps that do not contain harsh ingredients like sodium laureth or sodium lauryl sulfate.

Thirdly, wear gloves whenever you’ll be out in harsh weather conditions.

Finally, moisturize morning, evening, and as needed with our Moisturizing Hand Treatment. MLE and other soothing ingredients deeply hydrate the skin while protecting it against external aggressors. Our hand cream is especially effective when it’s used after every hand washing.

By following these simple skin care tips for dry hands, your hands will remain comfortable all winter long!
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Why Does Cold Weather Hurt My Skin?

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Source: flickr.com user gigi62

Temperatures are dropping, and chances are your skin is starting to feel the changing weather. Have you ever wondered why cold weather hurts dry skin? If your skin gets tight, itchy, scaly, and prone to cracks during fall and winter, these skin care tips are for you!

Why Does Cold Weather Hurt My Skin?
Before we take a look at how to treat dry skin in cold weather, let us explain why dry skin needs extra help during fall and winter. Many people assume that summer weather is harder on skin since most people spend more time in the sun and increase their risk of sunburn, sun rash, and over-tanning. It is also assumed that the hot sun will over-dry the skin, causing dry skin to become even drier.

The opposite is true, however; while sunburn and sun tanning carry their own risks, most people with dry, sensitive skin see an improvement during summer! While prolonged sun exposure can over-dry the skin, most people don’t spend enough time in the sun for that to be a problem. Rather, higher levels of vitamin D boost the body’s overall health while mild UV ray exposure helps to clear acne and give the skin a healthy glow.

Winter is a different story, though. Dry winter skin can be painful and difficult to manage. The reason? Harsh weather, central heating, hot water, and excessive hand washing. In short, everything during winter contributes to dry skin.

  • Harsh weather worsens dry skin by beating it up! Cold temperatures, high winds, rain and snow — pretty much every fall and winter weather condition is hard on dry skin.
  • Central heating dries out the skin. Whether it’s in your car, office, or home, heated air can be a dry skin sufferer’s worst enemy. Plus, major temperature changes can damage the skin — like heading from the snow-covered streets into a heated office building.
  • Hot water strips away the skin’s natural oils, leaving it feeling dry and tight. Since dry skin is already lacking these oils, removing what little the skin has left is absolutely disastrous. During winter, people enjoy hot water for warming up in the shower or bath, but it can wreck havoc on skin!
  • Hand washing during winter is essential for staying healthy during cold and flu season, but it can also leave hands feeling cracked and dry. First, as mentioned previously, people tend to choose hot water during winter, which strips away healthy oils that keep the skin moisturized. Secondly, hand washing soaps can also strip away oils, leaving the hands unprotected and raw.

How to Treat Dry Skin During Winter
Now that you know why fall and winter are harder on dry and sensitive skin, here’s how to treat dry skin during fall and winter!

  1. Bathe in tepid, not hot, water. Even though the urge to take a steamy shower in the morning may feel overwhelming, the fallout with your skin is not worth it! Keep the water comfortably warm, and don’t overstay your welcome — the longer you luxuriate in the shower, the more your skin’s oils will be stripped away.If your skin is really sensitive (like crazy sensitive), it might even be worthwhile to cleanse your face without water whenever possible. Use our Moisturizing Cleansing Wipes to keep skin fresh and pure without the stripping effect of water.
  2. Amp up your moisture game. Use our best-selling Intensive Moisturizing Cream for the best moisturization your dry skin has ever experienced. You can use the cream on your face, as well as any part of the body that needs extra moisture, like the elbows and knees.
  3. Moisturize throughout the day. Keep our Moisturizing Hand Treatment in your purse or desk drawer for use after each hand washing (your hands will feel better than ever!), and spritz on Moisture Mist anytime the face or body starts feeling dry. Remoisturizing all day long will prevent skin from ever feeling extra dry.

By following these simple steps, you’ll be able to avoid the worst of dry winter skin.

Deal of the Week: Moisturizing Hand Treatment

handtreatmentWelcome to the final week of our Deal of the Week event! We’ve enjoyed sharing some of our favorite products at a great discount, but all good things must come to an end. Be sure to use code ZEROSHIP at checkout for free shipping, and keep following us to see our future deals and steals.

The Deal of the Week is a personal favorite: Moisturizing Hand Treatment. Lightweight yet rich; gentle yet powerful. Moisturizing Hand Treatment is the ultimate hand cream. With MLE and anti-aging skin care ingredients, Moisturizing Hand Treatment will restore moisture, comfort, and youthful tone and texture.

Moisturizing Hand Treatment is the best hand moisturizer around. It sinks easily into skin to provide immediate relief from dry, rough skin. These actions are great year-round, but in fall and winter, it’s an absolute lifesaver. Apply Moisturizing Hand Treatment after hand washing and anytime skin feels tight, rough, itchy, or painful.

Purchase Moisturizing Hand Treatment before the week is over to get it at the special low price of $14.40. Make sure to get an extra (or two) as stocking stuffers for loved ones; they’ll love you back as soon as they use this bottle of perfect hand lotion!

When you place your order, use code ZEROSHIP to get free shipping without any purchase minimum. This offer doesn’t come around often, so be sure to take advantage of it! The code is usable once per account, so be sure to use it wisely.

Thank you for shopping our Deal of the Week specials this month; stay tuned for our next great event!

Treating Body Psoriasis

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Source: flickr.com user Mysi Ann

The skin disorder known as psoriasis is a rashy, unsightly skin condition experienced by 2-3% of the world’s population. We’ve talked before on how to treat psoriasis in general, but today we’re going to look at how to treat body psoriasis.

Psoriasis mainly affects the scalp, elbows, and knees. For some people, larger areas of the body are affected, including the back, legs, and arms. Sometimes, those who experience psoriasis only on their elbows and knees during warmer months experience larger outbreaks on the body during winter months.

If you experience body psoriasis seasonally, or even on a regular basis, it can be difficult to treat. Follow these easy skin care tips for treating body psoriasis to restore comfort to your psoriasis-prone skin.

  • Use an all-over body moisturizer in addition to your psoriasis treatment. Atopalm’s Moisturizing Body Lotion isn’t designed specifically for psoriasis treatment; however, it is safe for psoriasis sufferers to use in order to soften scaly skin and reduce itching. Atopalm’s MLE formula deeply moisturizes and replenishes the skin’s lipid layer, leading to healthfully hydrated skin.
  • Always bathe in tepid water and pat dry. Very hot water feels nice, especially in winter, but it can be brutal on psoriasis-prone skin. After bathing with a mild, soap-free cleanser, pat skin dry to avoid irritating psoriasis patches, and apply your body moisturizer to slightly damp skin.
  • Take soothing colloidal oatmeal baths. For psoriasis on the body, this can feel amazing! Fill your tub with tepid water and add a packet or a couple handfuls of colloidal oatmeal. Soak for 20-30 minutes, pat dry, and moisturize. This is a great psoriasis treatment if the weather has been extra rough on your skin.
  • Treat with Psoriapalm, a dermatologist-tested psoriasis treatment that also features the same MLE formula mentioned above. Psoriapalm is specially formulated to reduce symptoms of psoriasis without breaking the bank.

These psoriasis tips may seem simple, but they’ll go a long way toward soothing psoriasis on the body. If you’re a psoriasis sufferer, what have you found to help your outbreaks?

Winter Skin Care Tips for Eczema

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Source: flickr.com user John Albert

Any eczema sufferer can tell you that winter weather is eczema’s worst enemy. Decreased humidity, wind, low temperatures, rain, and central heating can all worsen eczema-prone skin. If you’re suffering from a winter flare-up of eczema, try these winter skin care tips designed especially to soothe and comfort eczema-prone skin.

Be fragrance-free
Those with eczema should always stay away from fragrances, colorants, and other additives. However, sometimes it’s hard to say goodbye to all of one’s favorite lotions. If there’s ever a time to go fragrance- and colorant-free, it’s winter. Making sure all of your skin care products are pure and gentle will go a long way toward bringing comfort to eczema-prone skin.

Say no to hot water
Very hot water is extremely stripping to skin. It depletes the skin’s natural oils, which can be devastating to dry skin types. Always bathe in tepid water, and keep showers short, to help the skin retain its natural moisture. After bathing, apply your body lotion while skin is still damp to lock in hydration for even more comfort.

Plug in the humidifier
A humidifier is a must if you’re using central heating. It replaces the air’s moisture that’s lost due to heating, which allows it to be available to your skin. Even if you only run it at night while you’re sleeping, it will reduce eczema and its related discomfort.

Layer up
Dress in layers! This is for two separate but synergistic reasons. Dressing warmly and covered, complete with a scarf and gloves, will keep skin protected from harsh winter wind and temperatures. Similarly, having a cooler layer of clothes beneath will prevent sweating and overheating, two triggers for eczema itching.

Moisturize again
During summer, even some eczema-prone skin can get away with moisturizing only in the morning and evening. But, because wintertime is so much harsher on eczema skin, normal moisturizing may not be enough. To keep flare-ups at bay, be sure to keep extra moisturizer on hand for re-application whenever skin starts to feel uncomfortable.

Hopefully these winter skin care tips for eczema help to keep your skin smooth and comfortable throughout the winter months. What’s your go-to treatment for winter skin care woes?

Tips for Dry Hands

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Dry skin on one’s hands a common concern no matter what time of year it is, but winter weather can be especially brutal. Between cold winds, hot water, and extra washings to keep germs at bay, hands take a beating when the weather turns cold! Avoid itching, stinging, redness, and chapping with these tips for dry hands.

Restore
Chapped skin
becomes that way because the skin’s natural lipid barrier is compromised. The lipid barrier is responsible for keeping aggressors out while locking moisture in. If the barrier becomes damaged by harsh weather and other conditions, hydration will be lost quickly.

To restore the lipid barrier to your hands, you must moisturize with a barrier-promoting skin care product, such as Atopalm Moisturizing Hand Treatment, which is formulated with MLE Technology to recreate the lipid layer. It also supplies moisture and helps relieve feelings of dryness and discomfort, all while diminishing visible signs of aging. Begin your day with this treatment and you’ll be well on your way to more comfortable hands.

Protect
Gloves and mittens do much more than keep your hands toasty warm. They can also protect your skin against harsh winds, extreme cold, and artificial heat. On top of that, they can also help to keep your hand lotion from evaporating, which allows it to provide optimized benefits to your hands. Choose a pair with a soft lining that won’t irritate your sensitive skin, but be sure that the lining won’t be ruined by your hand cream of choice.

Prevent
After you’ve healed your dry skin, do your best to prevent another flare-up with these simple steps. First off, avoid taking excessively hot showers, or using hot water when washing your hands. It may be tempting to warm up with hot water, but it will strip your skin, causing it to become drier than ever. Instead, using comfortably warm water when bathing, and cool water when washing your hands throughout the day.

Secondly, make sure to use body wash and soap that’s formulated for sensitive skin. It should be free of harsh cleansing agents and other irritating ingredients. Hypoallergenic formulas are great, but any gentle product will do.

Lastly, moisturize regularly! Use an intensive hand cream as soon as you wake up and before you go to bed. Throughout the day, you can use a lighter-weight product after washing your hands, but if your skin is extremely dry, you may want to use your heavier cream no matter what.

By following these easy skin care tips, you’re sure to restore comfort, softness, and beauty to your hands before you know it. You may never have to experience dry winter skin on your hands again!