Kathie Lee & Hoda: Winter Skin Care Woes
Winter weather can really wear on your skin, but Today Show’s Kathie Lee & Hoda know a good dermatologist, and they asked Dr Cybele Fishman to share some product recommendations that can help to alleviate the season’s most common complaints. Each of the products featured is made from natural ingredients and are affordable.
Dry Lips Remedies: Yes To Carrots & Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment
Cold air can be bad for your delicate lips, but Dr Fishman said that applying lip balm around the clock can help to soothe them. However, you should definitely not lick your lips. The doctor said it’s the worst thing you can do for them.
As for your face, it can get dry as well. Dr Fishman suggested Aubrey Organics Rosa, a rose hip seed oil product containing GLA, an Omega-6 fatty acid that benefits the skin. Also look for RMS Raw Coconut Cream.
Dry Hands Remedy: Skinfix Hand Repair Cream
What if your hands typically get dried out? If this happens to you all year, it can be especially bad during winter months. Dr Fishman first advised wearing gloves while washing dishes or doing other household chores involving chemicals that could damage the skin.
Apply a thick cream to the hands each night and wear cotton gloves while that soaks in. Dr Fishman told Kathie Lee and Hoda about Skinfix Hand Repair Cream, which contains oatmeal to soothe the skin.
Dry Legs Remedies: Egyptian Magic & HEPA Filter Humidifer
Hoda Kotb was also a patient, and she complained about her legs feeling scaly during the winter. “Legs get really dry very easily because there are not a lot of oil glands in them, so they’re very important to moisturize,” Dr Fishman said.
Her first suggestion was to get a humidifier with a HEPA filter for the bedroom. Also apply a thick, oil-based product to your legs after getting out of the shower. Dr Fishman suggested drinking plenty of water and taking Fish Oil to help the body hydrate from the inside out.
If you are looking for a product that will be great on the legs, Egyptian Magic Skin Cream could be the answer.
Winter Eczema Remedies: Alba Botanica + Honest Organic Body Oil
If you suffer from Eczema, you know how easily skin can become dry. Dr Fishman said that these patients lose more water from the skin. Shea butter and glycerin could be helpful, and the product recommendations in this case include Alba Botanica Very Emollient Body Lotion and Honest Organic Body Oil.
For more personalized advice, consult your own physician or dermatologist for recommendations that are specific to you and your health history.