Winter is coming! It can be the most festive and beautiful time of the year but not so much for your skin. Cold winds strip your skin of it's natural oils while low humidity of the indoor air dries your skin. You may sit beside the fireplace, or pump up the heater when temperatures dip, but high temperatures contribute to skin dehydration. Hot baths could also worsen dry skin by its removing natural oils. Cold air and dry air will often result in the cracked, dehydrated, itchy, and irritated skin.
Taking care of your skin during the cooler season is very easy to do with the right products and some small changes in your daily routines. You can keep your skin moisturized, smooth and supple all winter long with these simple ways:
Moisturize After Warm Showers
Hot showers dry your skin easily. Once you have taken a warm shower, apply a moisturizer that contains hyaluronic acid and ceramides. Earth Vibes Hyaluronic Acid Serum helps the moisture locked in the skin and prevents dehydration. You must moisturize the moment you step out of the shower. Keep your moisturizers near the bathtub, sink, and shower. Moisturizers can do wonders not only on your facial skin but also on your hands, arms, legs, and feet. Apply a generous amount of moisturizing body lotion throughout your body to prevent skin dryness, itching, and cracking.
Wearing sunscreen protects your skin from the harmful UV rays. There is still a risk of UV exposure even during cooler seasons. So whenever you step outside, your best arsenal against UV rays is to wear sunscreen and sunglasses.
Use Essential Oils
Be sure you choose all-natural nourishing ingredients when deciding for a moisturizer. Avoid products that contain petroleum ingredients because it can contribute to skin drying. It is best to consider authentic natural essential oils such as Earth Vibes Tea Tree Essential Oil to treat skin irritations including Eczema, Acne, rashes, and ringworm.
Humidify Your Rooms
A good diffuser keeps the moisture in the air well distributed throughout the room. Add some essential oils to liven up the mood or help in relieving symptoms of a dry cough or colds. Earth Vibes Essential Oil Diffuser Set comes with eight (8) of the most popular and useful essential oils and one ultrasonic diffuser. Place a diffuser in your bedroom and in the rooms where you spend most of your time.
Try All-Natural Ingredients for Skin Problems
Rosehip Seed Oil, Jojoba Oil and Aloe Vera are just some of the various all-natural ingredients that are effective in treating skin conditions such as Eczema, dryness, acne, dermatitis, redness, swelling, burns, insect bites, and skin burns. They can be a great remedy for different skin problems that winter may cause.
Watch What You Eat and Drink
Take in alcoholic and caffeinated drinks moderately during the winter season. These drinks dehydrate your cells and expel fluids out of the body faster. This can greatly affect the suppleness of your skin. The cooler seasons eat an abundance of berries – strawberries, raspberries, cherries, blueberries, and grapes. Berries are loaded with antioxidants and multivitamins that nourish your inner cells giving you that youthful glow amidst the harsh weather. Cold weather accelerates evaporation of water because it is drier than usual. To combat the drying effects of cold weather, increase your water intake to keep your skin hydrated even though you don’t feel thirsty.
During the cool months, your pores, sweat glands, and blood veins constrict a little bit slowing the delivery and absorption of nutrients. Exercising allows your blood circulation to open up the pores and blood vessels. This lets the necessary nutrients and oxygen to be delivered and absorbed to the different parts of the body especially in your skin. Taking short walks every day is a good start to get your heart pumped up. Try walking up the stairs instead of taking the elevator when you are on the way to work. If you are working-at-home, give a portion of your time each day to take short walks and breathe fresh air.
These are just a few of the many ways you can take care of your skin during the cooler season. You have to make sure to you take care of your skin inside and out for total effects.