As temperatures plummet this winter, so does your skin’s moisture. Parched skin robs us of that healthy, awake look we all want. Don’t let dryness and flakes get you down. Follow these tips for more glowing, beautiful skin—even in these harsh weather conditions.
Exfoliate, Exfoliate, Exfoliate
No matter how many moisturizing products you use, you’re going to need to exfoliate to stay flake-free. Once these old layers are removed, products are able to fully penetrate. Exfoliation does wonders for rejuvenating complexions, which take a beating from cold weather. Not sure what kind of exfoliation you should use? We can help. Pure & Gentle Oatmeal Bar Soap is formulated natural oatmeal, coconut oil, and is enriched with palm oil. It naturally exfoliates skin to remove dead, dry unwanted skin cells to reveal the soft and beautiful skin that lies beneath. Plus, the oatmeal in the bar is a natural calming agent that works to soothe inflammation caused by the elements..
Change Your Shower Habits
According to Glamour, “prolonged hot water exposure can excessively dry the skin and exacerbate eczema in those prone to the condition,” says Dr. Carlos Charles, founder of Derma di Colore in New York City. In addition to lowering the water temperature, pick up a body wash with glycerin or dimethicone, both of which can help to draw water to skin. One of our favorites: the Pure & Gentle Glycerin Facial Bar Soap is formulated with natural ingredients and is enriched with arnica and almond oils. This facial and body bar draws in water, leaving your skin soft and moisturized.
Eczema-prone and dry winter skin can be particularly sensitive to fragrances, so avoid heavily fragranced body creams and oils. Choosing soothing, hypo-allergenic formulas can alleviate winter skin symptoms in the most gentle way possible. We recommend: Econcentrate Body, Hair and Hand shampoo. These products provides a rich lather that is soothing and refreshing for your entire body. Enriched with arnica oil and vitamin E, which are known for its healing properties, these Econcentrate shampoos leaves your skin moisturized and completely nourished.
Keep Products Handy
If you are like us, remembering to put the moisturizer on can be half the battle. Our tip? Buy several bottles of hand or body lotion and keep one at home, one at work, and one in your purse or briefcase. That way, moisture will always be at your fingertips. Some goes for lip balm: be sure to have multiple tubes handy so that you can prevent those dreaded chapped lips. This locks in the moisture, leaving your lips plump and hydrated. To treat lips that are already cracked, slather on a coat of lip balm over an antibiotic ointment, such as Polysporin.
While winter can be dry and cold—your skin does not have to follow suit. Follow our tips and enjoy beautiful, hydrated skin this season.