Tips to nourish your dry skin this winter

While we can escape freezing temperatures by hibernating with hot cocoa and a pile of magazines, it’s nearly impossible to hide our skin from the harsh, dry weather. The overall lack of humidity in the air pulls moisture out of the skin quicker very quickly.  In order to remedy this, we’ve gathered some pampering tips for your skin that will leave you feeling like you’ve just stepped out of the spa. Well, almost.

1.Turn it down a notch

If you’re like us, then you love long hot, heavenly showers when the temperatures are less than ideal outside. Although it feels great, the steamy water opens your pores and dehydrates the skin, making this whole dry skin situation much worse. Trade those lengthy showers for shorter ones with warm water. When you get out, pat (don’t rub!) your skin dry and apply lotion when your skin is still slightly damp, which will help to lock in moisture.

2. Choose the right products

For the body:  Many soaps can be very drying because they strip the skin of natural oils. Stick to creamy moisturizing formulas.  As for lotion, use products that have antioxidants and plant-based oils, which will nourish and protect the skin. We recommend a rich body lotion or moisturizing cream like George’s Cream which has shea butter, macadamia seed oil, honey, and vitamin E.

For the face and neck:  Make sure you’re using a gentle, hydrating facial cleanser. A harsh formula may work for your skin during the summer months, but you need a mild one in the winter so that it won’t dry or irritate your skin.  Use a moisturizer with hyaluronic acid, which will help lock-in your skin’s natural moisture and restore lipids.

3. Polish and brighten

Exfoliation is key. It keeps your skin smooth, which helps products to really sink in and work better. It’s normal for skin to regenerate by shedding old, dead skin cells, but sometimes it needs a little help in this department. If dead skin cells aren’t sloughed off, then thick, dry skin can form. Prevent this from happening by exfoliating once or twice a week, but be gentle! Too much exfoliation can aggravate your skin and can make the situation worse. For your body, pick up a pair of exfoliating gloves, which can be used with your body wash, and get to work! It’s literally the greatest thing ever.

4. Treat yourself

Applying a hydrating mask once or twice a week which will work wonders in the skin-repairing department. Or, channel your inner Martha Stewart and make your own.  For super soft and hydrated skin, just combine 1/2 ripe avocado, one teaspoon of plain yogurt and 1/2 teaspoon of honey. (You can also use this on your hair)

5. Don’t forget the lips

A simple lip balm with spf will work wonders, ensure you apply it daily.

6. Up the ante

Make sure you’re drinking at least eight to 10 glasses of water a day. We’re told this all the time because it’s good for overall health, but staying hydrated packs a huge punch in the form of skincare benefits. Also, incorporating omega-3 fatty acids into your diet will help enable your skin to retain it’s own moisture. Eat a lot of salmon or take the easy route by taking a fish oil supplement daily. Unless you happen to really enjoy salmon, in which case, be our guest.

Follow George’s Cream on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube today!Try Georges Cream because it works

George’s Cream Sponsors the Canadian Liver Foundation

George’s Cream is a proud sponsor of various liver clinics across Canada – Canadian Liver Foundation. We have donated our 30gm purse/trial product to inform their patients of George’s benefits and included the 450 gm to be given to the less fortunate ones.
Learn more about this organization dedicated to liver health and to eliminating the over 100 forms of liver disease by visiting the website at http://www.liver.ca/

George’s Cream Sponsors Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy Red Deer for Canadian Diabetes Association Expo

TUESDAY, MARCH 18th!! George’s Cream is the proud sponsor of Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy Red Deer‘s participation in the 2013 diabetic trade and expo for the Canadian Diabetes Association. They will be hosting a booth and a part of their display and education will be on foot care in diabetes and George’s Cream.

We also supported last year’s event with over 600 attendees. Come out and support if you can. For more details, please visit: http://www.diabetes.ca/get-involved/events/red-deer-diabetes-expo-trade-show/ Canadian Diabetes AssociationFollow George’s Cream on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube today!

George’s Testimonial – My marvellous hand

Hi George
I’ve always had some eczema on my left hand and this year it covered my hand. The skin was so tight it hurt to make a fist. It looked so awful I would try to hide it at meetings.
While in Maui, the humidity made it go away. But it roared back almost as soon as we deplaned back in Calgary.
Then my wife reminded me of slathering your cream on at night and covering it with a cotton glove. Last night was the third night I did the glove thing and this morning I have matching hands. They both look healthy.
Your cream works as well as Maui does. For a fraction of the cost. (Though Maui was way more fun. )
Cheers
George 2

Follow George’s Cream on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube today!

 

George and his two granddaughters sledding in Sylvan Lake Alberta

George and his two lovely grandchildren, Paige and Sarah promoting George’s Special Dry Skin Cream and having a blast with their new ski doo in Sylvan Lake, Alberta.

george and his two grandkids

Try George’s Cream today! It Works!

Follow George’s Cream on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube today.