The Talk: California Total Beauty Review with Dr. Tess Mauricio
Did you know you could actually being drying out your skin by leaving your heat on too high? Dr. Tess Mauricio, a dermatologist and author of California Total Beauty, said you be drying out your skin more than you mean too. She said she authored the book because she wanted people to know how skin appearance can impact how you feel about yourself.
She had the following advice, all from California Total Beauty, about keeping your skin moist and healthy throughout the dry, winter season.
The Talk: Turn Your Heat on Low for Better Skin
According to Dr. Mauricio, having your heat on too high can dehydrate your skin. She suggested purchasing a humidifier to keep moisture in the air, turning the heat on low and filling the inside of the house with plants, which will add more moisture to the air.
The Talk: Avoid Scented Candles For Better Skin
Dr. Mauricio said it is best to avoid any type of scented lotions, body washes and even detergents in the winter time. The winter time is when the skin is most prone to dryness and it can develop an allergy to scented lotions.
The Talk: Don’t Blow Dry Hair with Hot Air
Blow drying your hair with hot air is also a big mistake during the winter months because it can dry out the scalp and make it very flaky. Dr. Mauricio said it is best to use cold air to dry hair or if hot air must be used, she suggested using restorative hair conditioners to keep the scalp moist.
The Talk: Limit Hot Baths to 5 Minutes for Better Skin
Everyone loves taking a hot bath or shower in the winter time, but Dr. Mauricio said it is a terrible idea for the skin because it strips the skin of essential oils. She suggested only taking a hot shower for five minutes or less and using a weekly exfoliator.
The Talk: Use Petroleum Jelly to Keep Hands Soft
Her final bit of advice was using petroleum jelly and plastic wrap to keep your hands soft. She said to liberally apply the petroleum jelly at the end of the night, before bed, and wrap your hands in plastic wrap. In the morning your hands should feel extra soft and moisturized.