Winter Skin Care: Five Products for Hydration and Health

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The signs of winter are all around: cool temperatures, bare trees, and long stretches of dark. Your skin probably also is showing signs of the season. Your knuckles have dry, scaly patches, and the heels of your feet are becoming rough and cracked. A few flaky spots keep appearing unexpectedly on your face and lips. All this is signaling that your skin needs a little extra attention during the next months of cold. It’s time to update your routine to keep your skin hydrated and healthy.

Winter’s Risks for Your Skin

Winter means dry air and dry skin. As temperatures fall, humidity also decreases. Not only this, but most heating systems make the indoor air dry and harsh, too. Your skin often cannot keep up with the demands as the world inside and outside becomes dry. Changes to your routine can also negatively impact your skin during the winter. Often when the weather outside becomes cooler, a long, hot shower is a tempting indulgence. However, hot water can strip your skin of needed oils and hinder its hydration. Many wash their hands more frequently during the cold and flu season that comes with the cooler weather, leading to cracked, rough hands. All these factors pose a risk to your skin’s health and beauty.

Dermatologists and research confirm that dry conditions expose your skin to harm. Low humidity and cold temperatures can damage and age your skin, as it struggles to maintain its natural barrier and optimal hydration. During the fall and winter months, you may notice dry, flaky spots on your skin. Wrinkles and fine lines typically become deeper and more noticeable when your skin is dehydrated.   Uneven, rough spots are also more common during the dry winter months. As winter swoops in, don’t let severe environments ruin the glowing, soft skin you achieved this summer.

How to Keep Healthy Skin in Winter

It’s important to prioritize hydration in your skin routine during the winter months. The products you used during the spring and summer are not going to give your skin the boost of hydration it needs this winter. It’s best to get started before the cold, dry weather kicks in and you turn on your heat. A head start can help your skin stay hydrated, avoiding dry, rough skin completely. However, if your skin is already showing signs of the season, there is still time to reverse the damage.

Here are some tips to help you and your healthy, glowing skin outlast the cold weather. Consider shortening your showers and using warm water instead of hot. Immediately following your shower or right after washing your hands or face, use a moisturizer. This will lock the moisture into your skin before it evaporates. Check the ingredients in your moisturizers. Natural oils and fragrances are typically less harsh for your skin. A humidifier in your bedroom will support your skin’s hydration. Sleep is an important time for your skin to recover and is crucial for healthy skin. Adding filtered moisture to your bedroom air helps promote the healing, restorative powers that sleep can have for your skin. Cold, dry winter weather may challenge your skin’s health, but it doesn’t have to mean flaky, rough skin.

5 Natural Skin Care Products for You

If you are looking for natural, gentle solutions to your skin’s winter needs, check out these five products that will help keep your skin healthy and happy from scalp to toe. 

Bee Inspired Peace of Mind Body Butter – Lavender and Citrus

Say goodbye to dry skin with Bee Inspired Goods. This body butter features the soothing scents of lavender and citrus. Made with ultra-emollient sweet almond and coconut oils with pure honey. Our most popular Body Butter. Hydrating, fresh, and perfect for the start of your day.

Who it’s for: For people who need to relax. Suitable for all skin types, especially those on the dryer side.

How to use: Best applied to slightly damp skin to trap moisture. Rub between your hands to warm before applying. Once opened, best used within six months.

You can find this product on the Bee Inspired Goods website, beeinspiredgoods.com.

Sun Chlorella Skin Cream

Nourish your skin on a deeper level for a brighter, youthful appearance that lasts with this organic, plant-based face cream. Sun Chlorella Cream contains Chlorella Growth Factor (CGF), a type of Chlorophyll, that helps to even out skin tone. Not only that, but Sun Chlorella Cream combines CGF with other ingredients like clove and grapefruit seed extract to promote healthy-looking skin, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and retain moisture.

Sun Chlorella Skin Cream is available on Amazon and through the Sun Chlorella website, sunchlorellausa.com.

Dermovia – Lace Your Face – Hydrating Rosewater Mask

Formulated specifically to help replenish and boost skin hydration to an optimal level, this skin softening mask can help to reduce the appearance of de-hydrated and dull looking skin. A powerful moisturizing agent, pure Rose Essence can help leave the skin visibly smooth and glowing. Hydrolyzed Collagen and Hyaluronic Acid are known to work together to help combat the appearance of wrinkles, improve skin texture, and increase moisture retention. Cucumber Extract can help provide a natural soothing and cooling effect, leaving the skin feeling nourished and refreshed.

These hydrating masks are available on Amazon and through the Dermovia website, www.dermovia.com.

Now Solutions – Jojoba Oil – Multi-purpose and balancing

Jojoba oil, a wax derived from the seed of the jojoba shrub, contains many nutritional compounds, including fatty acids, vitamins and minerals. It is fast absorbing and helps to restore balance while promoting softer hair and skin. High stability, cosmetic versatility, along with the ability to mimic the skin’s sebum, make jojoba oil ideal for all skin and hair types.

Elina Organics’ Goya Balm – Mango and Papaya Lip and Face Balm

Elina Organics’ (celebrating 25 years in 2023) continues to expand its organic, cruelty-free, handmade product line with the addition of its NEW Goya Balm, a Mango and Papaya Lip and Face Balm. Formulated with nature’s finest ingredients, it’s time to say goodbye to dry, lackluster lips and unlock a world of nourishment, radiance, and protection with every swipe.

Elina Organics’ new Organic Papaya and Mango Lip Balm is a luscious fusion of nature’s goodness to pamper and protect your lips. “Crafted with care using the finest organic papaya and mango extracts, this lip balm is your ultimate solution for beautifully moisturized and nourished lips,” according to Celebrity esthetician and Founder of Elina Organics Skincare & Spas Elina Fedotova. “This new Goya Balm is the same great feel and nourishment as our popular Cappuccino Balm but now in delicious all-natural papaya and mango extract.”

This lip and face balm is available on the Elina Organics’ website, elinaorganics.com.

References:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC10264749/

https://dermatologymohsinstitute.com/is-your-skin-cold-weather-ready/

https://www.aad.org/news/cold-weather-and-your-skin#:~:text=In%20addition%20to%20causing%20dry,Kiracofe.

https://www.aad.org/public/everyday-care/skin-care-basics/dry/dermatologists-tips-relieve-dry-skin

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