Chicago, IL (PRWEB) October 25, 2012
Colder weather has arrived which increases the risk of dry, irritated skin. Using the same skincare methods all year long will not prevent one from obtaining dry skin during the winter months. Allergy Asthma Technology’s skincare line of lotions and soaps contain extra moisturizing ingredients, which relieve dry skin, and exclude all the harsh chemicals that can irritate skin, further causing dehydration.
The cold temperatures and dry air in the atmosphere is the main cause of dry skin that occurs during the winter. It removes the natural oils embedded within the top layer of skin. The natural oils found in skin have the task of locking the moisture deep within the lower layers of skin to keep it healthy and hydrated. Once the oils have disappeared, the water within the skin is able to escape, leaving the skin dry and thirsty. Some dry skin conditions can be more severe than others, such as cracked and flakey, or inflamed skin. Adding hot water and soap to already dry skin can worsen it, along with some lotions and other skin treatments.
In order to prevent dry skin, individuals should intensify their skincare routine during the winter months. Showers should be limited to no more than ten minutes and individuals should refrain from using hot water. Gentle soaps should be used to cleanse the body and face, such as Allergy Asthma Technology’s Vanicream Free and Clear Cleansers. These cleansers contain no harmful chemicals and are lightweight so that skin can breathe freely. Upon getting out of the shower, individuals should pat dry with a towel instead of rub dry because it can further aggravate previously dry skin. Almost immediately after, they should apply a moisturizing lotion to their skin to form a layer over the skin that will trap in moisture. Allergy Asthma Technology’s Vanicream Skin Cream contains moisturizing ingredients that will repair damaged skin and preserve hydration. For the best results, moisturizers should be applied throughout the day, especially in areas where dry skin is the most common, such as hands, arms and legs.
Precautions should also be taken when participating in daily activities during the wintertime to prevent dry skin. Feet, hands and face should be covered and kept dry by winter gear when stepping out into the cold. If a person is going to be outside for a long period of time, sunscreen should be applied to exposed areas. Sunburn can still occur during the winter time, especially when it is reflecting off of the snow. Allergy Asthma Technology’s Vanicream Chemical Free Sunscreen is not only effective at blocking the sun, but also does not contain any irritating chemicals, and will actually help to sooth dry skin.
Another major culprit of dry skin during the winter is blasting the heat inside of homes, cars and offices. To assist with this, humidifiers should be placed around the home or office to add humidity and moisture into the interior atmosphere. Individuals with dry skin should at least sleep with a humidifier in their bedroom to add moisture to the skin while sleeping. Allergy Asthma Technology provides a variety of humidifiers for personal or multi-person uses.
ABOUT ALLERGY ASTHMA TECHNOLOGY
Located in Morton Grove, IL, Allergy Asthma Technology has been helping allergic and asthmatic individuals by providing products to help with symptoms for over 40 years. The company continually searches for medically approved allergy and asthma products that will help their customers lead a healthier life. The company offers all types of anti-allergen products from allergy free bedding to UV sanitizing wands. Allergy Asthma Technology is dedicated to helping enhance their customer’s quality of life by providing important information, premium products, and quality customer service.