Winter is the toughest season for your skin. Between blustery wind, low temperatures outside, and heated indoors, your skin is prone to significant dryness no matter where you are. Battle the cold and treat your skin right by following Natural Body Spa’s 4 Ways to Winter-Proof Your Skin!
Locking in moisture to your skin is crucial during the winter months, when you’re especially prone to dryness. Once you leave the shower or bath (make it a warm one, not hot – that just robs your skin of necessary oils), make sure to apply a rich moisturizing lotion while you are still a little damp. Natural Body Spa can assist you in choosing the correct moisturizer for your skin type, with a fragrance you prefer – but generally a thicker body butter on your hands, elbows, and other trouble spots will diminish moisture loss while you sleep.
Shop Natural Body Spa’s selection of organic and natural skin care moisturizers which help combat winter dryness – our experts are happy to make suggestions!
2. Invest in a Humidifier
In addition to moisturizing before bed, you may want to run a humidifier during the night. Humidifiers put moisture back into the air and prevents dry skin from cracking during the night. Humid air can also prevent your lips from becoming chapped, and reduces the ability of airborne viruses to cause infection. Since your home is most likely warmed by dry heat produced by a furnace, running a humidifier overnight will allow you to remain comfortable and keep the air moist.
Dead skin cells are constantly accumulating, and it accelerates during the winter due to dryness, particularly on the hands and face. It’s important to exfoliate to clear away those skin cells. Moisture can’t be absorbed into the skin if there are layers of dead cells above it, so be sure to add exfoliation to your routine – twice a week should be sufficient.
Exfoliation also help improve the performance of moisturizers. In the harsh winter weather, you’ll want your skin care products to work in harmony with one another. Moisturizing after exfoliation is a great way to lock in hydration for your skin.
4. Cool Off
In the coldest winter months, a hot shower can be the most relaxing part of your day. But don’t linger too long – hot showers can dry out your skin. Extremely hot water will strip away your skin’s natural oils which lock in moisture, resulting in dry skin after drying off. For better skin throughout the winter, try a lukewarm shower between 10-15 minutes. Gently pat yourself dry after every shower and don’t forget the moisturizing cream!
As always, the friendly professionals at Natural Body Spa are happy to recommend organic skincare and body care products specifically designed to combat winter dryness. Stop by one of our locations today and browse health and beauty products which help you stay moisturized all winter long!