As the winds howl and we bundle up this season, here are a few tips to help our skin have a fighting chance this winter.
Strike It Rich with Moisture
Use a rich moisturizer that contains nourishing plant oils. Such oils as safflower, almond, and avocado oils penetrate the skin without clogging the pores. Try Kimberly Sayer’s Aromatic Night Crème during the day time. Soothing shea butter, safflower oil, and calming lavender water will give your skin the moisture your dry skin has been dying for.
Turn down the Temp
Ahhh…there’s nothing better than jumping into a hot shower or bath to wake up on a cold morning, but the truth is nothing could be worse for your poor skin. Constant exposure to hot water actually dries out the skin and can aggravate skin conditions such as dermatitis and eczema. Try taking shorter showers at lukewarm temperature to save precious oils and minimize skin sensitivity. After the shower or bath, try skinnyskinny’s organic chamomile body oil. Apply while skin is still dewy. It’s lightweight and absorbs quickly leaving you hydrated and replenished. A must this time of the year.
Light on the Lip Balm
We all turn to lip balm in colder months as wind and snow often cause dry and cracked chapped lips. Make sure you use lip balms that contain nourishing healing oils and butters such as shea or cocoa butter. Balms that are heavy in fragrance, flavor, and essential oils can often cause further irritation to sensitive inflamed lips. At this time of year…keep it simple. We love Balm Balm Organic’s Fragrance Free Lip Balm. Healing calendula, organic shea butter and sunflower oil are used to nourish the most sensitive lips.
Keep it Covered
Using gloves and hats not only keep us warm on a cold winter day but also protect the most sensitive skin areas from becoming dry and flaking. Our hands and scalp lose moisture and heat very quickly so consider your fashion accessory to also be a protective skin care aid as well.