In my opinion, there is nothing quite as wonderful as a snow day. My perfect snow day is cuddling with my family under a warm blanket while sipping on hot chocolate and reading a book. However, cold, winter days can reek havoc on our skin. With warm temperatures inside and cold temperatures outside quickly takes any amount of moisture in the air. The first to notice is usually our skin as it becomes dry, chafed and chapped.
Today is Winter Skin Relief Day which reminds us that we should protect our skin from the harshest of elements: winter. My children and husband suffer from eczema and sensitive skin, so tending to their skin in the winter can be tricky. I am grateful that this winter I learned about CeraVe® skincare. It has transformed our skin from dry and to supple and moisturized.
Developed by dermatologists, CeraVe® skincare is the first and only brand to offer a complete line of advanced skincare products that contain a combination of ceramides 1, 3 and 6-11. So what exactly are ceramides? Ceramides are is the glue that holds skin cells together which keeps moisture in and irritants out. CeraVe® products also use patented MVE technology that releases ingredients slowly over 24 hours, thus allowing them to absorb into the skin to hydrate and nourish, as well as restore and lock in moisture to protect your skin.
One of my favorite products is CeraVe® Healing Ointment which has the National Eczema Association Seal of Acceptance™. After my kids are bathed I slather this non-greasy formula all over which protects, soothes and relieves dry skin. My kids love that it isn’t greasy and I love that it doesn’t have an odor. Both my children and husband have used the Healing Ointment for over a week and I have witnessed their flaky, dry and itchy skin transform. I will definitely be keeping CeraVe® Healing Ointment in my house year round to treat their eczema.
Though my children are no longer babies the CeraVe® Baby Healing Ointment is lovely to use on older children as well. I use this healing ointment on my children’s elbows, knees, noses, and heels and it works wonders. The Baby Healing Ointment contains ceramides 1, 3 and 6-11 and petrolatum. It is lanolin-free, non-comedogenic. It is free of fragrance, parabens, sulfates, phthalates, dye, and gluten. If you have an infant this ointment works beautifully on diaper rashes by keeping wetness out and soothing sensitive cracked skin.
Many facial cleansers may dry out your skin but CeraVe® Hydrating Facial Cleanser moisturizes while it cleans. It contains hyaluronic acid to assist in retaining the skin’s natural moisture while removing, dirt, oil, and makeup. This cleanser has been such a blessing this winter.
CeraVe® Skin Renewing Day Cream is a dream come true as it contains broad spectrum SPF 30 sunscreen. The importance of year-round sunscreen is paramount in protecting your skin from harmful UV and UVB rays. A day cream with SPF automatically built in is so lovely. The cream having been formulated with encapsulated retinol stabilizes and delivers retinol gradually. My husband and I have both been using this day cream and love how it makes our skin look and feel. When we run out I am heading to the store for another container.
While beauty sleep is important so is applying CeraVe® Skin Renewing Night Cream each evening before bed. The cream contains hyaluronic acid which helps reduce the look of tired skin and supports skin elasticity.
So why not celebrate Winter Skin Relief Day by heading out and purchasing a few CeraVe® Skincare products. Your skin will thank you.
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