Winter Skin Care
Winter is right around the corner, and the colder temps and drier air can wreak havoc on our skin. Luckily, there are a few simple things that we can do to help keep our skin healthy looking and feeling all winter long.
When it’s cold and dry out, water evaporates off the skin a lot faster and easer. It’s natural to want to crank the thermostat up or to stand in a hot shower. However, this is very dehydrating to the skin. The optimal temperature to set the thermostat at is 68-72 degrees. Whatever you set your home to during the cold months, a humidifier is a wonderful way to get moisture into the air.
When you take a bath, it’s a good idea to put some oils on before you hop in. Argan oil is great for the face, and coconut oil is great for the body. The oils help to keep the skin moisturized and not become dehydrated. As soon as you get out of the shower or bath, gently pat your skin dry, then apply moisturize. Your pores will be open and thirsty from the after the hot shower.
Don’t forget your lips. It’s just as important to keep your lips hydrated to keep them from cracking.
Water intake is always important. Because moisture evaporates off of us so much easier in the cold, it’s important to increase your intake in the winter. It’s a good idea to drink an extra glass or 2 before you take a bath to help prevent the moisture being wicked off your skin. If you can help it, wait until you’re dry before going out in the cold. Cold skin can get chapped very easily.
Exfoliation is still important for your skin, but depending how your skin is, your may have to decrease the frequency you do it in the winter. Generally, once a week should be sufficient, but if you notice that your skin is already very dry, it’s best to wait until it is a little hydrated because your skin is compromised when it is really dry, and the exfoliation could damage it more.
It’s also important to still apply sunscreen even though it might be grey and overcast. The Organic Face Moisturizer is a light moisturizer that also offers some natural SPF properties because of the carrot seed oil.
It’s also important to keep in mind what we are putting in our bodies. Increasing healthy fats, like omega-3’s and omega-6’s, in your diet is important to helping your skin from the inside. There are a lot of foods that offer a healthy dose of omega’s when eaten. Read about some other healthy foods that are great for your skin here.
Prep your skin for winter with these hydrating products that also deliver necessary nutrients to your skin.