As the temperature drops and winter sets in, our skin requires special attention and care. The cold weather, harsh winds, and indoor heating can wreak havoc on our skin, leaving it dry, dull, and prone to irritation. To help you maintain healthy and glowing skin throughout the winter season, we have compiled a list of essential skincare tips. Follow these guidelines to effectively protect your skin from the harsh elements and keep it moisturized, radiant, and beautiful all season long.
Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate!
Cold weather and central heating can dehydrate your skin, causing it to become dry and flaky. To combat this, make sure to drink plenty of water throughout the day. Additionally, incorporate hydrating ingredients, such as the hyaluronic acid in this beautifully scented Jasmine and Water Lily Body Lotion, into your skincare routine. Hyaluronic acid attracts and retains moisture, helping to keep your skin hydrated and plump.
Invest in a rich moisturizer
Swap your lightweight summer moisturizer for a richer, more nourishing formula during the winter months. Look for moisturizers like the White Moss Body Butter that contain ingredients like shea butter, or oils such as argan, coconut or jojoba. These ingredients help to replenish and lock in moisture, keeping your skin soft and supple.
Don't forget your lips
The delicate skin on our lips is particularly vulnerable to drying out during winter. Apply a thick, emollient lip balm throughout the day to prevent chapping. Try this all natural Bio Lip Balm, made with shea butter, jojoba oil, argan oil and carnauba wax to nourish, soothe and soften lips.
Use sunscreen, even in winter
Just because it's winter doesn't mean you should skip the sunscreen. UV rays are present year-round and can still cause damage to your skin, especially when reflected off snow. Apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30 to any exposed areas of your skin, such as your face and hands.
Avoid hot showers and opt for lukewarm water
Nothing feels better than a steaming hot shower on a cold day. However, hot water can strip your skin of its natural oils, leading to further dryness and irritation. Opt for lukewarm water instead and limit your shower time to avoid excessive moisture loss from your skin.
Humidify your indoor spaces
Indoor heating can zap the moisture from the air, leaving your skin feeling dry and tight. Combat this by using a humidifier in your home or office. A humidifier adds moisture back into the air, helping to prevent dryness and keep your skin hydrated.
Exfoliate gently and regularly
Regular exfoliation is essential for removing dead skin cells and promoting a healthy complexion. Try this natural daily use Sisal Scrubber Mitt that gently exfoliates skin while in the shower or take it a step further and give dry skin brushing a go with a gentle Biodegradable Bath Brush. Remember to limit dry brushing to once or twice a week to ensure you don’t strip away skin’s natural protective barrier.
Protect your skin with appropriate clothing
Wearing the right clothing can function as a barrier to protect your skin from the harsh winter elements. Choose soft fabrics like cotton and wool, and cover exposed areas with scarves, gloves, and hats to shield your skin from cold winds.Remember to hydrate, moisturize, and provide extra care to sensitive areas. By following these simple steps, you can maintain a healthy and radiant complexion throughout the winter season. Give your skin the attention it deserves and enjoy the beauty of the winter season without compromising your skin's health.