Winter weather can be damaging, uncomfortable and downright painful on your skin. Winter can wreak havoc on your skin — making it dry, itchy, and irritated. Even the things that make winter wonderful, such as sitting by a room heater or roaring fire, it can dry your skin. But there are many simple ways to combat the causes of dry winter skin and help keep your skin feeling moist and supple all season long, including some easy changes to your everyday routine. To know more as to how to best care for your skin - Keep reading!!
When it’s cold outside we often forget to drink enough water throughout the day, but this is just when low humidity is most likely to strip our poor skin of its moisture. Further another excellent way of maintaining soft supple skin is regular exfoliation. There are multiple benefits to exfoliating your skin during winter. Not only will it take off the dry, dead skin cells, but it also helps you regenerate new ones. Your skin will thank you for using natural, exfoliating scrubs which are sugar based, or natural ingredients like rose or coffee.
One of the essential point is to avoid long showers. Hot showers and long baths are a big no-no. Not only will excessively hot water dehydrate you, but it will also strip away those necessary oils from your body. Also one should apply moisturizer or body butter immediately after washing to lock in as much moisture as possible. Our favorite for your body- White daffodil Body butter. This heavenly body butter is a blend of organic butters and oils, topped up with a therapeutic blend of aromatic essential oils.
“Winter doesn’t have to mean dry, itchy and uncomfortable skin,” says Marchbein. “A few proactive steps and adjustments to your daily routine can help ease some of those winter worries so you can enjoy all the fun the season has to offer.”