My wife will be moving from a near zero altitude to my home in Western Colorado which is considered to be a high desert area; what are some good ways in which she can avoid her skin from drying out?
Moisture Creams to Help when at a High Desert Area?
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Fluids, Moisturizers , short showers
Short tepid water showers, or Aveeno oatmeal baths if you partake of the bathing experience. Naybe Shower Glide while in the shower. Pat dry afterwards and put the moisturizer on damp skin Good moistuizers include Cervae and cetiphi land RevleSkin.
Drink plenty of fluids, and wear a good sunscreen.
Use a good moisturizer. I like Eucerin Redness Relief. Remergent make a good line you might want to check with Clinique which has bought the line.
Pearls for dry skin care
Some pearls to minmize dry skin in high desert area, or anywhere else
- Avoid long hot shower
- Moisturize with emollients such as Cetaphil, Cerave, or another fragrance-free moisturizer within seconds after shower
- Use only noncomedogenic moisturizer on face to avoid acne formation
- Stay well hydrated
- When the skin gets itchy, consider taking oral Benadryl at night to break the scratch/itch cycle
Web reference: http://www.drwilliamting.com/Cosmetic_Dermatology.html
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