7 Tips For Healthy Winter Skin.
Winter months can be brutal to your skin. The cold dry weather can chap your outer layer while the heat indoors can zap the moisture right out of it. This is no good... But there are a few tips you can use to help keep your skin stay nourished when winter is here!
Don’t be afraid to turn down that shower temp, including when washing your hands. I know it’s easy to turn up the heat in the shower especially when there is a chill in the air and you don’t want to leave your cozy covers. DON’T do it. Hot water actually dries your skin out.
Moisture. Moisture. MOISTURIZE. I cannot say this enough. Your skin will crave hydration in the winter and it will need more of it. So get a quality moisturizer (preferably one without H2O in it) and lather up!
Try to minimize products containing astringents. You definitely don’t want to use products with alcohol, even during the warm seasons, but clean skincare can contain natural astringents such as tea tree essential oil. While tea tree is great for our skin, it’s a good idea to use products containing it during the colder months sparingly.
Many soaps can dry skin out regardless of the time of year, so you’ll want to find one that has a mild scent and does not contain any synthetic fragrances. Also look for one that contains plant oils like Shea butter, cocoa butter, jojoba oil, coconut oil.
Turn down the heat in your house and don’t sit too close to that gorgeous, roaring fireplace. I know it’s tempting, but the heat zaps moisture from the air and your skin. Instead, add an extra layer of clothes and grab another blanket!
Speaking of clothes... Stay away from any materials that will irritate your skin. Irritated skin becomes itchy and itchy skin gets scratched. A lot!
Last, but not least and ya know this one will always be on our list of “how to care for your skin” FOOD! Yep, eat, and drink for your gorgeous skin! You will need to make sure you stay hydrated and eat more foods high in omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids.
This time of year can be so beautiful, nostalgic, and cozy, so enjoy it! Make more great memories, enjoy that hot cocoa, curl up in a warm blanket with a good movie or book, but most importantly…. Keep that lovely outer layer of yours hydrated!
Love & light to you and your skin!
Tara Raj, CPC, ACC, CNWC
Co-Owner & Creator of Earth’s Farmacy
Earth’s gift to you!