As temperatures drop outside and the heat turns up inside, your skin begins to dry out. Despite cold weather, your skin doesn’t have to remain cracked or rough through the winter months. Try out these skin-care tips so you look bright and well-rested all year round.
You’ll want to shop for a different kind of moisturizer than you’d use during other seasons of the year, like spring or summer. In the winter months, look for an oil-based ointment rather than a water-based one. The oil in your winter ointment will create a protective layer that helps your skin retain more moisture than other lotions or creams. To make sure your skin doesn’t become a haven for acne, look specifically for non-clogging ointments, which will be made from avocado, mineral, primrose, almond, and other safe-for-skin oils.
Save the Hot Water
Hot bath or shower water will actually begin to accelerate the breaking down of lipid barriers in your skin. You want to keep those lipid barriers intact during the cold months! If not, your skin will begin to lose moisture and have difficulty retaining it. For poor winter skin, a warm bath with essential oils can help to mend the dry, itchy skin. A bath with our Relax Bar can help you recover after a long day in the elements.
Hands Get Hit Hard
To prevent winter colds, you might find yourself washing your hands more often, which can add to the chapped skin already a part of those chilly, windy months. Use a wipe-off cleansers and alcohol-free hand sanitizers to prevent chapping, and apply lotion after washing. Wear gloves to prevent cracking of your skin, and if you wear wool gloves, try slipping a cotton glove on first to protect your hands from any uncomfortable, scratchy irritation.
Skin So Sweet
In the winter cold, your body diverts blood from your skin in order to keep your core warmer. If you experience rough, dry elbows and knees, use products containing coconut oil and palm oil, these two essential oils moisturize and reduce inflammation.
Dead skin abounds in winter time. By using a gentle exfoliator, such as the jojoba beads in the DirtyBird soap bars, on your chest, back, arms, and legs, you make it easier for your skin to absorb and retain moisture. Your skin will remain brighter and softer despite frigid temperatures.