As summer transitions into fall, it’s important to understand the effect seasonal changes have on your skin and how you can adapt. Changes in the weather, temperature, and humidity can affect all aspects of the skin. Not only could your skin struggle with extreme dryness, but it could also cause your current skin problems to worsen.
Transepidermal Water Loss
One of the main issues the skin battles with during the winter is transepidermal water loss. This condition is described as the loss of moisture from the skin through evaporation. When this happens, the skin is unable to regulate moisture levels and retain hydration as it normally does due to compromised environmental conditions. Cold, harsh weather during the winter is one example of how water loss is triggered by external forces.
Although transepidermal water loss is a normal process that occurs throughout the day, it tends to intensify throughout the night. As our bodies are resting, our body temperature lowers, which causes the temperature and pH of our skin to increase. The combination of these factors results in a loss of hydration. When this occurs, your skin is more prone to facing dehydration, redness, and sensitivity.
A compromised moisture barrier is another issue tied to the harsh winter weather and transepidermal water loss. When you don’t have enough moisture in your skin, your skin barrier breaks down. Once the skin barrier breaks down, other skin problems can easily arise. Your skin becomes more susceptible to skin issues such as acne and inflammation.
Hydrating Your Skin
Regardless of your skin type, hyaluronic acid is an ingredient that is able to reduce transepidermal water loss, provide ample hydration to the skin, and strengthen the skin barrier. Known for its capability in retaining up to a thousand times its own weight in water, hyaluronic acid is vital to moisturizing skin. This ingredient also has the ability to repair compromised layers of the epidermis and keep the skin looking supple and healthy.
With deep hydration, your skin barrier will become stronger and your skin will have the ability once again to function properly and perform well. There are various methods to achieve moisture and hydration, one being through a hydrating toner.
To prep your skin for the upcoming winter season, we want to share three products that could replenish the moisture levels in your skin.
Rovectin’s Treatment Lotion is enriched with seven types of hyaluronic acid of different particle sizes, which allows for deep penetration into all layers of the skin. This lotion is further enhanced with Rovectin’s Barrier Repair Complex™, which helps fortify the skin barrier and reduce transepidermal water loss.
Jumiso’s Waterfull Hyaluronic Toner is a hyaluronic acid based toner with the ability to deeply moisturize the skin. Formulated with seven types of hyaluronic acid, this product can effectively retain moisture to the skin in efforts to keep it hydrated and healthy.
Pyunkang’s Yul Calming Deep Moisture Toner has two key hydrating ingredients: panthenol and hyaluronic acid. Panthenol is a moisturizing ingredient that helps reduce water loss while protecting the skin from environmental stresses. This toner also includes five types of hyaluronic acid that are able to better lock in moisture into the skin.
Making small changes to your skincare routine can greatly impact your skin’s health. By being aware of the changes your skin could face and by keeping your skin hydrated, you’ll be equipped to handle these weather transitions on your skin.
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