For a lot of people, not only does the arrival of winter mean low temperatures, freezing rain and snow are about to turn up, but also dry skin. Because the air is so cold, the humidity is low, and you are constantly inside and warmed by a heater, your skin reacts by becoming flaky and rough. What’s more, your eyes might even become irritated and red. However, luckily, there are plenty of things that you can do throughout the day and night, as well as cleansers and moisturizers that you can purchase and apply, that will help quench your dry skin.
To keep your skin hydrated throughout a very dry winter day, you should use a creamy cleanser and slather on the appropriate moisturizer.
Most people begin their day either by showering or washing their face in the sink. So, when you do take that hot ten minute shower or wash your face, we highly suggest that you use a creamy cleanser. Even better yet, you could also start the process by clearing away dry skin with a scrub that contains jojoba beads and what we refer to as “fruity cocktail acids,” because doing so will leave your skin looking polished. But, once you are done, it is important that you also use a creamy cleanser that has ingredients like organic coconut oil and oatmeal that will calm and soothe your skin.
Once you are done taking a shower, we also suggest applying a rich moisturizer while your skin is still a bit moist to better lock in, and thus trap, moisture.
To wake up without dry skin, consider adding a night cream.
There is no doubt that winter nights are extremely cold and dry. And, just because you are sleeping, that does not mean that your skin isn’t still being impacted. So, if you are looking for a way to keep your skin hydrated 24 hours a day, we highly suggest that you add a night cream into the mix. Some of the benefits that come from using a night cream include better blood circulation, a boost in collagen, a reduction in lines and wrinkles, and it even helps to prevent your skin from sagging. All in all, if you want to give your skin an extra boost so that it gets through those winter nights, get your hands on one that contains anti-aging and ultra-hydrating ingredients like retinol and glycolic acid.
Add some additional omega-3 fatty acids into your diet, and use a humidifier.
These days, there is a lot of evidence that suggests that consuming omega-3 fats (that are found in foods like salmon, tuna, and walnuts) helps reduce dryness. So, it’s safe to say that upping the amount of foods that contain omega-3 fats (to a point) is great for your skin.
Last, but not least, if you want to get some humidity back in the air at night, we highly encourage you to invest in a portable humidifier. But, keep in mind that you should not leave the unit running all of the time, as it can cause too much moisture to build up, and thus bacteria to flourish.
When it all comes down to it, how well your skin stays hydrated will also depend on what products you purchase, and if you use them correctly. If you are looking to buy organic skin care products that will have your skin looking radiant, as well as hydrated all winter long, we certainly have plenty to choose on our website.