Winter’s frigid temperatures can bring out dry, cracked, and dull (AKA Ashy) skin if a proper skin and body care routine isn’t implemented. The amount of moisture in the air is almost non-existent during the Winter months combined with the skin drying effects of the heat in your home can be detrimental to those with dry and sensitive skin.
Here are 5 tips to keep your skin glowing this winter:
- Use a gentle, hydrating cleanser: Look for a cleanser that is formulated for dry skin, and avoid harsh soaps that can strip away natural oils. During the colder months the skin will naturally become a lot more dry, dull and flaky. this is why it's important to change at least your cleanser with the season. the Oats and Honey cleanser is a great choice for those with dry dull skin or for those who want to opt for a more gentle cleanser in the winter.
- Exfoliate regularly: Regular exfoliation can help remove dead skin cells and help keep your skin looking fresh. As mentioned above, during the winter the skin tends to be dull and flaky, a direct result from the drop in temperature and the skin losing its hydration. Exfoliating is the perfect solution to peeling back those dead skin sitting on top of the skin and show that happy glowing skin. all pun intended lol.
- Use a moisturizer designed for dry skin: Moisturizers can help replenish skin’s natural moisture barrier and keep skin from feeling dry and tight. The Shea and Aloe Moisturizer does just that, of course we had to plug our girl. ingredients such as shea butter, ceramides, urea and glycerin are a few winter friendly skin loving ingredients to look for in your moisturizer that will do exactly what it's supposed to do. 2 reason to avoid hot showers in the winter
- Avoid hot showers and baths: Hot water can strip the skin of its natural oils, so try to keep showers and baths lukewarm. Hot showers can make it difficult to adjust to the colder temperatures when you step out of the shower. Taking lukewarm showers in the winter can help your body adjust to the temperature change without a shock. Pro tip, the best time to slatter than body butter on your skin is when you get out the shower, while your skin is still a bit damp. the body butter will lock the moisture into your skin.
- Wear protective layers: When going outside in cold weather, make sure to bundle up with layers of clothing. This can help protect your skin from the elements and prevent dryness. Also be sure to moisturize your skin before leaving the house, ashiness is illegal in certain states.