The winter can wreak havoc on your skin – think crocodile boots, without the sole. Moisture is your friend, especially during the dry winter season, and this week we’ve got your winter skin care guide to help you keep the scaly skin at bay.
Without further ado, here’s our Winterlicious winter skin care guide:
Start – or finish – with organic rose hip oil. Rose hip oil is full of antioxidants and vitamin A which improves the skin’s moisture levels and can help reduce wrinkles and fine lines. A replenishing moisture cream containing rose hip oil is an effective method for nourishing and hydrating the skin during the dry winter months.
Watch the water temp. As tempting as it may be to turn up the heat in the shower, that hot water will quickly dry out your skin. This is because the heat breaks down the lipid barriers in the skin, which can lead to a loss of moisture. Also, try not to spend too long under the spray. The longer you’re under, the scalier your skin will become.
Get the humidifier humming. If you have central heating, remember that it works by blasting hot, dry air into your home. Along with heating your home, this will also dry out the skin. Humidifiers can help disperse moisture in the air, which helps prevent your skin from drying out.
Tea tree oil is also great as an ingredient in a natural moisturizer, especially is you have naturally oil or acne-prone skin. In addition to helping clear your skin, tea tree oil can help restore the skin’s natural moisture balance after cleansing and toning. Look for one that contains a balanced blend of natural moisturizers including macadamia oil, rose hip oil, vitamin E and shea butter.
Minimize the masking. If your face is feeling uncomfortably dry, skip the harsh facial peels, masks, and alcohol-based toners or astringents. Hydrating masks are okay, but clay masks tend to draw the moisture out of the skin. All of these can strip vital oil from your skin, leaving it dried out. Instead, look for a hydrating cleansing milk or a mild foaming cleanser, a toner with no alcohol.
Drink more water. This is common sense that all too often we forget about. Making sure you have enough water in your system is a smart way to help aid in keeping skin (your while body actually) hydrated. So keep that glass full – well, full enough that you’re emptying it all day long.
This winter, don’t let your skin take a beating from a lack of moisture. Use this winter skin care guide to keep skin hydrated all season long.
At Abundance Naturally, we’ve got your winter skin care needs covered. Find out more by visiting www.abundancenaturally.com.