Love winter but not what it does to your skin? With the frigid cold comes low humidity indoors from furnaces blowing warm, dry air and the cold, frigid air outside chaps, chaffs and zaps moisture from your skin. Love your winter skin and free yourself from seasonal dandruff and itchy, blotchy, dry skin by following this simple self-care routine.
Now is a great time to work consistent exfoliating into your skin care routine. Exfoliating removes dead skin skills exposing fresh, supple skin. But instead of using a gritty facial scrub, now may be a good time to switch to a chemical exfoliant. Exfoliating helps your skin absorb moisture and serums more efficiently by removing dead skin cells, dirt and grime that basic cleansing leaves behind.
Keep Balms on Hand
Thicker than moisturizers, balms seal in your skin’s natural moisture. Balms are particularly effective in cold and dry climates and add an excellent protective layer for those who spend a lot of time outdoors. Keep dry, chapped lips away by keeping lips moisturized with a chapped lip balm.
Face and body oils penetrate deep into the skin to deliver their healing ingredients to already dry, chapped skin. Tea tree oil is a good alternative that doubles as an antiinflammatory and anti-blemish moisturizer. Coconut, sunflower and grapeseed oils most closely mimic our skin’s natural oils and absorb easily without leaving skin feeling greasy.
Keeping your skin hydrated is the name of the game. Choose moisturizing products with gentle, natural ingredients that will hydrate and soothe skin. Moisturizers with added color and fragrance can irritate dry skin. Try an in-shower body lotion to hydrate while skin is most receptive. Suitable to use after shaving and on dry skin, it’s simply massaged into skin after washing.
Hair and Scalp
Shampooing less in the winter and using luke warm water will keep your hair and scalp from drying out so quickly. If you are prone to an itchy scalp or dandruff, choose products specifically designed to combat the problem. To help prevent itching and flaking from happening, use a deep moisturizing conditioner twice a month to keep hair and scalp hydrated and healthy. Choose shampoos and conditioners formulated with healthy, nutrient rich ingredients designed for extra-dry skin.
Choose a body wash that both detoxes and restores the health of your skin. Good, hydrating ingredients are key. Look for soaps and washes that contain nourishing ingredients like Vitamin C, shea butter, coconut oil or cocoa butter. Your skin will get the hydration, nourishment and skin softening results it craves. Avoid heavily fragranced or sudsy products as they contain harsh ingredients that exacerbate dry skin.
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