The winter months can be harsh on our skin, leaving it feeling dry, flaky, and uncomfortable. While we can't control the weather, we can take steps to combat this seasonal skin issue. In this blog post, we'll share our top tips for keeping your skin healthy and hydrated during the winter months. Whether you're a skincare enthusiast or a novice, we've got you covered!
Hydrate from the inside out
Staying hydrated is one of the most important things you can do for your skin, no matter the season. But it's especially important during the winter months when the air is dry, and our skin needs extra moisture. Make sure to drink plenty of water throughout the day, and consider incorporating hydrating foods like cucumbers, watermelon, and spinach into your diet.
Use a humidifier
Central heating can be a lifesaver during the winter months, but it can also suck the moisture out of the air in your home. To combat this, consider investing in a humidifier. These handy devices add moisture back into the air, which can help keep your skin hydrated and healthy.
Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize
Moisturizing is crucial when it comes to combating dry winter skin. Look for moisturizers that contain hydrating ingredients like hyaluronic acid, glycerin, or ceramides. Our favorite moisturizer for the winter is the Barrier Replenishing Cream. Its creamy formula feels luxurious and locks in moisture with soothing ceramides and lipids to support and heal your skin’s barrier. This is a must-have for our Colorado customers! In addition to your face, don't forget to moisturize your entire body - especially areas that tend to get extra dry, like your elbows and knees.
Be gentle when cleansing
While it's important to keep your skin clean, harsh cleansers can strip away the natural oils and leave your skin feeling even drier. Opt for gentle cleansers that won't disrupt your skin's natural barrier, like the Soothing Peptide Cleanser. Our soothing gel cleanser removes dirt, oil, and makeup without drying the skin and draws water to the skin so you feel clean but not dry and tight. Try to avoid hot water when washing your face - lukewarm water is gentler and less likely to dry out your skin.
Don't forget sunscreen
Just because it's winter doesn't mean you can skip the sunscreen. Even on cloudy days, UV rays can still penetrate the skin and cause damage. Look for a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30, and apply it every day - even if you're just heading out for a quick errand. Our favorite winter sunscreen is the Illuminating Beauty Balm with SPF 44. Its moisturizing base has hyaluronic acid, which helps plump the skin, and the subtle tint blurs away redness, leaving a fresh and dewy finish.
Taking care of your skin during the winter months doesn't have to be a chore. By staying hydrated, using a humidifier, moisturizing regularly, being gentle when cleansing, and wearing sunscreen, you can keep your skin healthy and happy all winter long. So embrace the season, drink some hot cocoa, and let your skin glow!