FICTION. A steam bath may feel refreshing and help you relieve tension, but it won’t magically open your pores—just like cold water won’t make pores close.

This one got me! My mom always told me about the wonders of ending your shower with cold water to close your pores and keep you looking youthful!

Turns out, “The simple explanation is that pores lack muscles around their openings.” Even more concerning, “High temperatures, such as those encountered in steam baths, saunas and hot showers, can be harsh on skin and naturally make you sweat, drawing moisture out of skin and ultimately leaving you with drier, itchy skin.” Crazy. No dry skin over here please.

Here are some tips to boost your skin’s moisture potential in your daily routine:

1. Start by applying an all-over body lotion, like ESSENTIALS Daily Body Moisturizer, immediately after a shower to damp skin to lock in maximum hydration.

2. If you opt for soaking in the tub, be sure to add bath oil.

3. Look for skincare products that contain ingredients to help prevent moisture loss, like hyaluronic acid and glycerin.

You’ll find powerful humectants in REDEFINE Overnight Restorative Cream, in addition to antioxidant Vitamins A, C and E, which replenish vital skin nutrients as you sleep.

Not sure exactly what your skin needs? Sign up for a Free Personalized Consultation here. I’d love to meet you!

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