The winter time typically brings dry skin. It’s a time that many of us carry around a bottle of lotion in our bags to moisturize throughout the day, but what if there was a way to beat cold weather dry skin? The great news is that there are some preventative steps you can take today to have supple moisturized skin all year round.
Here are six natural ways to beat cold weather dry skin you can try out this coming winter season.
#1 DIY Moisturizers: Instead of using harsh store-bought moisturizers, why not make your own? Not only will they be more effective, but you will avoid all of the harmful chemicals and toxins commonly found in store-bought options. Try making a homemade lotion using avocado or coconut oil and some shea butter. Your skin will soak up the moisture and stay hydrated even through the coldest days.
#2 Stay Hydrated: A great way to keep your skin hydrated is to make sure you are drinking enough water. You need to drink at least eight glasses of water per day to stay hydrated but to also keep your skin healthy as well. You can also try a mug of warm herbal tea on the cold days to count as part of your daily fluid intake.
#3 Enjoy Healthy Fats: Believe it or not, diet plays a huge role in the health of our skin, and we need healthy fats to keep our skin nice and healthy. Try adding some coconut oil, and avocados to your diet. These are excellent skin health foods as are foods rich in antioxidants such as berries.
#4 Skip the Harsh Soap: The soap you find in stores are generally pretty harsh and drying. This is the last thing you want during the colder months. Skip the harsh hand soap and choose one that is more natural or make your own using some castile soap and essential oils.
#5 Humidify: The winter brings drier air due to the heat we run throughout the house. The heat can dry out our skin. Try using a humidifier in your bedroom at night to help keep your skin hydrated.
#6 Stay Away from Toxins: This is especially important if you suffer from dry and sensitive skin during all times of the year. Try to avoid as many toxins as possible to help keep your skin healthy. Avoid known allergens and sensitivities and stay away from harsh laundry detergents and moisturizers or makeup products that contain chemicals and fragrance.
While the wintertime is often known for drying out our skin, don’t let that be the case this year! Keep your skin healthy with these six tips for supple and hydrated skin all year long.