How to Protect Your Skin in The Winter
The frosty weather is here! Cold temperatures can wreak havoc on your skin, causing dryness, chapping, and irritation. Couple that with dry indoor heat and you might be facing cracked or even bleeding skin. To help beat the harmful effects of the chilly weather, read on to learn how to protect your skin throughout the winter months.
The colder weather can dry out the skin. But you can maintain healthy skin by moisturizing frequently. For the best results, choose skin care products that contain natural and organic ingredients. If you have sensitive skin, avoid lotions with fragrances. Our Citrus Body Lotion contains Cocoa butter, which is an excellent ingredient to moisturize and protects your skin while improving blood flow. It also includes St.John’s wort oil, an important part of hydration while acting as an anti-inflammatory.
Avoid long, hot showers
Taking a long, steamy shower might seem like a great idea during the winter, but it could be damaging to the skin. Hot water can strip away important natural oils, leaving your skin feeling itchy and dry. Instead, use lukewarm water and try to limit your bath or shower time to under 10 minutes to prevent dehydrating your skin. Remember to be using a product like our Lavender & Angelica Adult Body Wash, which has active natural oils of lentisque seed extract and an organic herbal blend. It also contains organic aloe vera leaf juice which will keep your skin hydrated, smooth and promote a healthy look.
Drink more water
Staying hydrated is crucial for great skin health, especially in the winter. Dipping temperatures and lowering humidity can dehydrate your skin. While hotter drinks like teas or coffee are the more common choices during the colder months, they are simply not enough for optimal hydration. So, make sure to drink at least 6-12 glasses of water each day.
Don’t forget the sunscreen
Just because it is winter doesn’t mean you should skip the sunscreen. Winter sun, combined with the glare from the snow, can cause major damage to unprotected skin. Before heading outside, apply sunscreen to any exposed areas to shield skin from the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays.
Switch up your shampoo
Nothing can ruin the look of a black shirt faster than small, white flakes. The cold, dry weather can cause an itchy scalp and dandruff. Using a gentle shampoo and conditioner will help reduce irritation and keep the flakes away. The best shampoo for combating dryness is Saffea’s Lavender and Angelica Shampoo. It contains Calendula Oil, which moisturizes your scalp while reducing irritation, dryness, and dandruff.
Protect your lips
We often forget, but lips need winter weather protection too. The frigid temperatures and drying winds can chap lips, leaving them dry, cracked, and peeling. Choose a lip balm that contains an SPF of 30 or higher.
Use the right soap
Washing your hands is more important than ever this year. While soap can effectively remove bacteria, germs and dirt, it can also remove the natural oils your skin produces. Some soaps are more drying than others, and certain soaps can even be irritating or abrasive. We suggest using our Eucalyptus and Citrus Anti-bacterial soap. A beautiful blend of eucalyptus and citrus aromas deeply cleanses your hands with natural and botanical ingredients.
A lack of natural humidity is common during the cold months. Dry air can remove the moisture from your skin, leaving it dehydrated and rough. Using a humidifier is an effective way to maintain the moisture in your home.
Don’t let your skin pay the price for cold winter weather this season. Following the above tips and using organic, natural skin care products will help keep your skin smooth and healthy all season long.