Dr Oz: Skin Care & Weather
You know you need to take care of your skin, but did you know that the treatments and techniques you use should vary depending on the climate and the time of year? Dr Oz highlighted the differences between summer vs winter skin care, with advice about wrinkle cream, beeswax lip balm and cold weather skin care.
If you’re using the same moisturizer year round, it’s time to switch up your routine. Just like you wouldn’t wear a bikini in winter, you have to think differently depending on the weather. Here are some of Dr Oz’s suggestions.
Beeswax Lip Balm Review: Dr Oz
Dr Oz said you should never lick your lips in the winter to keep them moist. This actually will cause them to dry out faster and make the problem worse. He suggested instead finding a beeswax lip balm, which moisturizes and protects your lips from harsh winter weather.
He used an animation to show that the lips, unlike most of the skin, don’t contain moisture or sweat glands. Licking them wicks away what little moisture is present. Beeswax Lip Balm seals the moisture in and protects the lips; look for a product containing Vitamin A.
Winter Wrinkle Creams: Dr Oz
When it comes to your face, skip the creams containing Salicylic Acid. This increases your risk of wind burn. Instead, search for a product containing Kinetin, like Kinerase Cream.
Dr Oz used pink flower petals to demonstrate how the skin is affected by cold weather. When presented with harsh light and wind from a fan, the petals are blown around and destroyed by the elements; that’s what happens to your skin in extreme temperatures.
Cold Weather Skin Care: Dr Oz
In the winter, skip those long, hot showers. They dry out your skin and make it flaky. The best way to keep your skin hydrated is to moisturize as soon as you get out of the shower. Dr Oz suggested lukewarm water, taking it easy on the soap, and patting yourself dry after a shower.
He used butter to show how hot water affects the skin. When hot water hit the butter, it totally melted. But lukewarm water did not cause as harsh a reaction.