Wintertime can be harsh on our skin. The cold, dry air combined with indoor heating can leave our skin feeling dry, flaky, and irritated. But with a little extra care, we can keep our skin looking healthy and radiant all winter long.
One of the most important things you can do for your skin during the winter is to keep it moisturized. Look for a moisturizer that is formulated for your skin type and apply it immediately after showering or washing your face. This will help lock in moisture and keep your skin hydrated. Our Walnut Hill Facial Serum contains no water, silicone, alcohol or any other filler and helps to decrease environmental damage and works on a cellular level to rejuvenate your skin.
It's also important to protect your skin from the elements. Make sure to use SPF every day, even on cloudy days. The sun's rays can still be damaging to your skin, and the reflection off of snow can make it even more intense. Wearing a scarf or hat can also help protect your skin from the cold, dry air.
Use a clay mask: Clay masks can help deeply moisturize and nourish your skin, especially during the winter months. Our Queen Village Clay Mask contains pure aloe vera and features colloidal oatmeal to help your skin though the harshest of winters!
Use Hyaluronic Acid: HA helps restore your skin’s structural support, improves elasticity, and reinvigorates the appearance of fatigued skin. Providing protection to cell structures, Hyaluronic Acid is the natural gel between skin cells that serves as a water reservoir for our cells. Feeding new hyaluronic acid to skin can help hydrate your skin's intercellular reservoir, raising your skin's moisture level and aiding in hydration. Our Hyaluronic Acid Serum contains three molecular weights to help pull moisture deep into the skin (and keep it there) to instantly smooth the skin’s surface!
In addition to your daily skin care routine, consider incorporating a weekly exfoliating treatment to remove dead skin cells and reveal smoother, brighter skin. Our Midtown Village Face & Lip scrub gently sloughs away dead skin and leaves your skin radiant and supple.
It's also important to pay attention to your diet during the winter. Incorporating foods that are rich in fatty acids, like avocado and nuts, can help keep your skin moisturized from the inside out. Drinking plenty of water is also essential for maintaining hydrated skin!
Avoid hot showers: While a hot shower may feel good on a cold day, it can actually strip your skin of its natural oils and leave it feeling dry and tight. Instead, try taking lukewarm showers or baths to help preserve your skin's natural oils.
Use a humidifier: A humidifier can help add moisture back into the air, which can be especially helpful if you're spending a lot of time indoors. This can help prevent dry, flaky skin and can also help reduce static electricity in your hair.
Finally, don't forget to take care of your lips. The cold, dry air can leave them chapped and uncomfortable. Use a lip balm to protect your lips and keep them hydrated. If your lips are already chapped, try using a lip balm with shea butter to help soothe and heal the skin. Both of our amazing lip balms contain plant based waxes, nourishing oils, and organic shea butter to soothe and protect!
By following these tips, you can keep your skin healthy and radiant all winter long. Remember to moisturize, protect your skin from the elements, exfoliate regularly, pay attention to your diet, and take care of your lips. With a little extra care, you can have healthy, glowing skin all season long!