It’s officially winter! Bring on the coats, boots, and… dry skin. It’s no secret that we see changes to our skin during this season in particular. This is mainly because of the constant change in temperatures, from the cold outside to the warmth indoors. Not to worry, there are tons of things you can do to say goodbye to dry skin and hello to healthy skin!
1. Avoid using hot water.
We know it’s super tempting to want to take a nice hot bath after a long day in the cold. Don’t give in! Try to avoid using hot water whether it’s in the shower or simply washing your hands. It can lead to capillary damage and a break down of the skin’s natural lipid barrier resulting in dehydrated skin. It may be difficult, but hydration is definitely worth it.
2. Use organic and natural soaps.
Most soaps on the market are particularly harsh on skin, often leaving it feeling taut and dried out. Often these soaps contain unwanted chemicals, fragrances, colors and dyes that over time will hurt your skin’s health. So what do you do? Go for organic and natural soaps. The organic ingredients made from essential oils and botanical plants will nourish your skin, leaving it silky-smooth.
3. Drink water.
Grab your favorite reusable water bottle and fill that baby up! While we often remember to hydrate our skin externally, it’s just as important if not more to hydrate our skin from within. Try adding flaxseed and fish oils into your diet as another layer of defense against drying and aging skin.
4. Invest in an organic moisturizer.
As we age, the drying nature of winter becomes more tricky to fight. Applying our age defying moisturizer both in the morning and at night is a great way to protect and hydrate skin from constant attacks from those freezing temps. Ingredients like Shea butter, avocado oil, and kukui nut oil infuse high doses of pure nourishment, naturally.
5. Bring nature to you.
Day and night both central heating and air conditioning units are blasting us with hot and cool air, contributing to your skin’s dryness. Invest in a humidifier for your home and office, and pick up a plant or two as well because they help offset moisture loss from the air.