When winter gales whistle down the street, you may be left with dry, chapped lips or skin. With a little forethought and a few skincare tips, you can keep your skin soft and hydrated this winter.
When out in the air, be sure to dress properly. The more skin that is exposed to drying winds, the worse your skin will dry out.
Keep an eye on the humidity levels in your home. Before the air starts feeling too dry, run a dehumidifier, or simmer a pan of water on the stove or in a Crock-Pot (with supervision, of course).
Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated. Keeping your body hydrated will help prevent your skin from drying out.
Be sure to apply moisturizers as needed for protection, using some of the remedies suggested below. After showering or washing your face, be sure to apply a natural moisturizer that not only softens and moisturizes, but also protects your skin.
If you find your skin getting dried out, attack the problem as soon as you see the first signs. Use natural oils, moisturizers, or creams as needed. And don’t forget your feet!
Coconut oil is a fantastic natural moisturizer, and if you buy it in large containers (which you can find in health food stores or online), it ends up costing very little per ounce, allowing you to use generous amounts if necessary.
Add a few drops of therapeutic grade essential oil into your coconut oil or moisturizer before you apply it. There are many essential oils that help the skin, but lavender and frankincense are two of the best.
Increase your water intake, if you haven’t already, to make up for all the water loss from dry winter conditions.
By following these tips, you can keep your skin smooth, soft, and hydrated throughout the long months of winter.