Here are our 7 tips to keep your skin looking fabulous all winter long
1. Give your lips a little extra love
Lips can get extremely dry in the winter, as the skin is thinner than the rest of our body and constantly exposed to the elements. Apply lip salve or an all natural lipstick frequently to help protect your lips from the cold.
Our lip salves and lipsticks contain unrefined beeswax which create a natural barrier layer to help reduce moisture loss.
- Embrace winter and enjoy the outdoors
There are so many fun winter activities we can bundle up for and enjoy during the winter months to help keep us active and healthy-inside and out. Even a brisk walk can do wonders to increase circulation and our overall well-being.
Drink lots of water. Cold winter winds and drier heated indoor air can wick moisture from our skin and lips and require us to drink more than we normally would in the summertime.
Aim to drink the recommended 8 x 8 oz glasses a day. Add in a squeeze of organic lemon juice for a kick of immune-boosting vitamin C.
- Preserve moisture in skin
Although its tempting to bathe with hot water when its cold outside, lukewarm water is recommended since hot water tends to strip your skin of its natural oils.
Directly after a shower or bath, tap skin dry with a clean towel and apply moisturizer and body lotion on damp skin to help seal in moisture.
- Choose natural products
By choosing products for your skin made with natural botanical oils, hydrosols and therapeutic essential oils you will be using the active, skin beneficial elements in a far less processed and unadulterated manner.
Many natural skin care ingredients have been used for centuries and are better tolerated for you skin.
- Switch to using a gentle facial cleanser
The natural oils your skin produces help to protect it and keep it looking healthy. Harsh soap cleansers may disrupt the skin’s ph, leading to dryness and sensitivity.
A gentle cream cleanser won’t strip away your sebum or harm your skin’s acid mantle.
- Create your very own spa day
Set aside at least one day a week and give yourself (and/or loved ones) a facial clay mask to exfoliate and bring out the radiance in your skin.
Your feet will also appreciate some extra attention and will benefit from a massage with a rich, natural foot balm, especially before bed. Added bonus, sandal weather will be here before you know it and your feet will be in tiptop shape.
Just a little extra TLC will help you skin looking and feeling great all winter long!
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