Dry, dull, itchy and tight skin is one of the most frequent concerns from clients during the winter months. My journey to finding a holistic solution to my own and each of my clients’ skincare concerns has resulted in me narrowing down the root cause of why it happens and how your skin can be treated naturally in the winter months to avoid and remedy these problems.
Why does your skin become dry in the winter months?
The combination of indoor heating and the cold air drawing moisture away from your skin results in your skin dehydrating and subsequently leaving it dry, cracked and irritated.
How can you treat dry skin naturally?
There is no need to rely on harsh chemicals when natural products can be just as effective, if not more so, in keeping your skin healthy and hydrated during the winter months. You can nourish your skin by incorporating natural products into your skincare routine and by making slight adjustments to your routine at this time.
Here are my top 3 natural products to help you protect and nourish your skin in the winter
Coconut oil is a great moisturizer and packed with antioxidants, helping reduce inflammation and adding a further layer of protectant to your skin. Using coconut oil is as easy as adding a few drops to your bath water for a luxurious, hydrating soak or applying it directly as a moisturizer.
Another great natural product for winter skin care is honey. Honey is a natural humectant, meaning it helps to draw moisture into your skin. It’s also packed with antioxidants and antibacterial properties, which can help to protect your skin from environmental damage. You can use honey as a face mask.
Jojoba oil produces an oil similar to our skin’s natural sebum, this means that it is absorbed quickly by our skin. Incorporating jojoba oil into your daily routine could not have been easier.
Remember to always follow your esthetician’s advice for how to best adapt your skincare routine as the weather changes.
My top tips to ensure healthy skin in the winter months by adjusting your routine
Adjusting your routine slightly in the winter can also ensure your skin remains healthy and hydrated in the colder months.
Use a humidifier in your home to add moisture to the air.
Avoid taking hot showers and baths, as this can strip your skin of its natural oils.
Use a gentle, fragrance-free cleanser to wash your face.
Apply a moisturizer immediately after showering or bathing to help lock in moisture.
Stay hydrated from the inside out by drinking plenty of water
Eat foods that are high in healthy fats, such as avocados, nuts, and fish, to help keep your skin hydrated. I previously published a blog on seasonal superfoods, which can support your skin further.
Reach out to me at 817-703-9902 to further discuss how I can support you in your skincare journey.
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