No matter what part of the world you live in, dry Winter skin is dry Winter skin. All of the skin symptoms are the same – leathery hands, white dry skin build up, ashy elbows, knees, and hands, and legs that resemble the landscape of a desert.
Here are 5 crucial tips to combat dry winter skin:
- Take Warm Showers In Under 10 Minutes
One of my favorite “comforts” is to shower in hot water (alone – preferably for as long as I wish without 3 ½ year olds peeking in at me) – in Winter, however, the heat from the intensely hot water for long periods never serves our skin well. If you’re getting out of the shower and your skin appears red, it’s likely you’re taking too hot of a shower.
- Increase Your Water Consumption
Drinking enough water, in general, is a daily challenge, however, in the Winter, we must be more cognizant of our water intake. Water helps to cushion our cells and keep our skin hydrated from within. Drinking your body weight in ounces helps to flush toxins, hydrate your skin, moisturize your cells, and keep you looking youthful.
- Turn Up The Moisture In Your Air
Ever feel like your home is dry? Noses can be itchy, skin can feel drier than normal. Set up a humidifier to distribute moisture molecules into the air. This will help create a more “hydrated” environment. Not only will your skin feel better, your hair won’t have as much static.
- Exfoliate! Exfoliate! Exfoliate!
It’s extremely important to remove dead, built-up skin cells on your skin’s surface to allow for new cells to generate and reveal fresh skin. You can do this with a daily gentle exfoliant such as the Oatmeal Soap, Loofah Soap, or if you like a more abrasive exfoliant, the Mint Pumice Scrub Soap is great for this. Exfoliating on a daily or regular basis will keep your skin smooth, fresh, and less dry.
- Hydrate While Your Skin Is Still Dewy
What has to be one of the most important parts of combating dry Winter skin is making sure you hydrate your skin at its prime opportunity – while you’re still in the shower or bath. When you skin is warm, your pores are open and ready to accept nourishing skin emollients. Be sure to use quality products such as the Cocoa Butter Body Butter Bar™ to replenish dry skin after you cleanse or exfoliate sealing your skin with natural Cocoa Butter, Sweet Almond Oil, and Vitamin E.
These five simple tips to combating dry skin this Winter will really help you keep your skin refreshed and hydrated during this notoriously dry season.
Stay Moisturized, Friends!