Cold weather can wreak havoc on your skin. The wind and lack of moisture in the air can dry out your skin making it flake and look dull, but it doesn’t have to be like that. We’ve got some natural and easy tips for you to keep your skin glowing through fall and winter.
- Drink Plenty of water We are roughly 70% water. Our bodies need water. When we’re dehydrated, our skin shows it. Drinking lots of water is always important, but especially in dry, winter months. If you’re too dehydrated, your skin can start to look ashy and start flaking. Our bodies try to help with the dry skin by creating more oil. With oily skin that is flaking, can come clogged pores. All of this has effect on the complexion. Water can also help prevent wrinkles. Think about when the ground hasn’t seen rain in a long time, and it starts to get all hard and cracks appear; it’s like it starts to shrivel up. That’s the same concept for our skin. Water keeps our cells hydrated, healthy, and plumped up.
- Eat the Right Nutrients Help your skin’s collagen levels by getting enough Omega-3’s in your diet. Vitamin C will not only boost your immunity during months when people often get sick, but it also helps to prevent wrinkles and heal scar tissue. Read more about how super foods give you healthy, glowing skin here.
- Bathe in Luke Warm Water Be careful not to shower or wash your face in too hot of water. It may feel glorious on your body especially if you’re freezing, but the hot water will actually lead to drying your skin out.
- Exfoliate Exfoliating is always a good idea, but if your skin is dry and flaky, it’s really important so it doesn’t sit there and clog your pores. For a gentle exfoliant to use more often, simply make a paste out of baking soda. This can be done in the shower or at the sink. Simply wet your face and then apply the paste in gently circles. Be careful not to get too close to your eyes. Rinse off with warm water. Incorporate our Detoxifying Clay Mask into your routine 1-2 times a weeks to not only exfoliate, but it also delivers necessary minerals and nutrients to your skin while helping to fight acne and smooth your skin tone. Be sure to tone and moisturize after exfoliating. Everyone’s face is different; some may not be able to exfoliate as often. Be mindful not to over exfoliate as that will irritate your skin. Exfoliate the rest of your body with our Sugar Scrub.
- Moisturize Moisturizing is a must for your skin. As mentioned above, our body’s way of maintaining homeostasis (being in equilibrium) is try and hydrate the skin when it’s too dry. The only way for the body to do this is to create more oil. This is usually not ideal. While we want and need our skin to produce natural oils, too much of a good thing is a bad thing. This can lead to clogged pores as the oil traps dirt and skin cells in the cells. Be sure to Moisturize as soon as you’re done washing or exfoliating your face; tone your face first if you’re using toner. Don’t forget your lips! Chapped and cracked lips are never fun.
- Use Sun Protection It can be easy to forget sunscreen when you’re all bundled up, but even in cold temps the UV rays can be damaging to your skin. Our sunscreen can double as your moisturizer! Get yours here.
- Use a Humidifier While you can’t control the weather, you do have some control with the dryness of your home. Use a humidifier to help get some moisture into your space. This will help your skin and your hair not to dry out. Plants will also help bring some moisture to the air as well as helping to purify it.
Keep your skin healthy and glowing all year round!