Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Winter Skin Season is Here!

Many times we think of our skin as being dry when in reality it's just dehydrated. In this little blog, you will find tips on how to reduce redness, chapping, flaking and itching that many of us suffer from during winter months. Retaining moisture is key to having that naturally soft and glowing skin you've always wanted.

First and foremost we must stress, DO NOT TAKE SCALDING HOT SHOWERS. We know we know... we love a really hot shower during the winter BUT this is the worst thing we can do to our skin. We deplete our natural oils by opening the pores with hot water. At the very least, make sure you're washing your face with luke-warm water. Even reducing the number of times you take a super hot bath or shower will be extremely beneficial to your skin.

Next, moisturize while your skin is still damp. Immediately after cleansing your face, use a toner to balance your pH then apply your moisturizer. Its rehydration will ensure your skin is able to properly seal in that moisture. Knowing your skin type and choosing the correct moisturizer is also very important. Try to stay away from petroleum-based ingredients, as they will do more damage than good, especially during the colder months. Look for natural oils such as jojoba, chamomile, lavender and argan oil which are perfect for keeping your skin supple and moist.

Heating systems tend to dry out the air as well as our skin. Invest in a humidifier; your skin will thank you. We suggest putting one in your bedroom to hydrate while sleeping. And speaking of hydrate, make sure you're getting plenty of water throughout the day!

Follow these easy steps and you'll be on the road to dry skin recovery... you're welcome 😉
Don't forget, sharing is caring! What better holiday treat than to make sure your friends and family are free of dry, flaky and chapped skin too!  Check out some great gift ideas by clicking here.

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