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How To Care For Sensitive Skin This Season
Cold weather, wild winds and all that central heating – especially during a gruelling Canadian winter – can wreak havoc with even the most robust skin. Add having sensitive, reactive or easily-irritated skin into the mix? You’re going to need to call in the big guns. Pai Skincare shares their cold-weather wins for sensitive skin this season.
Sometimes when the mercury drops, we can forget to keep up the good hot weather habits of drinking lots of water and moisturizing regularly. When winter’s dry, itchy skin hits, your first port of call is to drink lots of water. Next is adding in moisture-packed skincare. Hydrating serums work so well because the molecules inside are so small, they deliver water much deeper into the skin than a cream or lotion can.
Pai’s Back To Life Hydration Serum uses Hyaluronic Acid – which can hold 1000 x its weight in water – to get all that moisture into the skin. A day cream will help hydrate and protect skin every single day, and choosing one free from irritants and preservatives will only help your chances of nailing calm, happy skin this winter. For redness-prone skin try our bestselling Chamomile & Rosehip Calming Day Cream, for blemish-prone, oily and combination skin try Geranium & Thistle Rebalancing Day Cream, and for dry and dehydrated skin check out the Avocado & Jojoba Hydrating Day Cream.
Don’t forget about oils.
While an oil can’t hydrate the skin (it contains no water!) a great quality Rosehip Oil can feed the skin with Omegas 3, 6, 7 & 9, and antioxidant carotenoids. Oils also work as a team with your serums and day creams to lock in all that moisture and stop the water from escaping from the skin. Make sure to always apply oils as the final step though, as no other products can penetrate through them!
Turn down the heat.
Yes, cold weather and long hot soaks go together unbelievably well. But for irritated, uncomfortable skin, it can cause further reactions. When we bathe in very warm hot water, the natural lipids in the skin begin to break down. And because these oils form a barrier for our skin (locking in moisture) their breakdown can lead to dehydration, itchiness and discomfort. Try to keep baths short and sweet, and go for warm (never hot) showers. If, after your bath or shower, your skin feels dry or itchy, Pai Comfrey & Calendula Calming Body Cream will help to restore calm and comfort.
But, don’t swerve bathing altogether.
Sarah Brown, the founder of Pai Skincare, found that when her son’s eczema flared up, regular soaks were a lifesaver. “Though it feels counterintuitive, when their skin is really dry and sore you actually should bathe them every single day. Sufficient time in the bath is important to really hydrate – between five and ten minutes, Do make sure to time it, overdoing it isn’t helpful either. Then once they’re out of the bath (within 30 seconds, don’t hang about!) then pat the skin dry very carefully, making sure not to rub.”
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