How To Protect Your Skin in Cold Weather
Posted on December 23 2019
Cold, dry air can leave your skin itchy, red, and irritated, while indoor heat zaps moisture from the air and in turn your complexion. But we're here to help! Combat dry winter skin with these tips for retaining your skin's natural moisture.
Get a Humidifier. Investing in a humidifier for your home will help keep your skin hydrated by adding moisture to the dry winter air. Using one—especially in your bedroom at night—can do wonders.
Don’t Crank Up the Heater. When we’re freezing our first instinct is to turn up the central heater, but it can make air in your house even drier. Keep it at a comfortable 68°F to 73°F for healthy skin.
Lower Your Shower Temperature. Your skin will best benefit from a shorter shower that isn’t blazing hot—as will your hands when you wash them. And bonus, it’s also more eco-friendly.
Switch to a Cream Cleanser. A harsh cleanser can irritate your already dry and sensitive skin. Choose a face wash like our Balancing Cleanser, which is full of nourishing botanical ingredients that will gently cleanse and lightly exfoliate your skin while maintaining its natural moisture and pH balance.
Don’t Forget Your Lips. Apply a moisturizing balm as needed to this sensitive area to help heal dry, cracked lips and keep them from getting chapped.
Make Moisturizer Your BFF. Keep your face and hands slathered with moisturizer, especially after washing our being outside for a prolonged period of time. Our Balancing Moisturizer dramatically increases moisture in dry, lackluster complexions and is made with a blend of kelp, vitamin E, and antioxidants that protects your skin from premature signs of aging, while our ultra-hydrating Hand & Body Lotion will eliminate dryness and improve the texture and elasticity of your skin.
Incorporate a Serum or Mask. If you aren’t regularly using a serum or face mask, consider adding one (or both!) to your skincare routine during the winter for an extra boost of hydration. Our Advanced Polypeptides Searum protects, nourishes, and rejuvenates skin when used daily while our Hydrating Mask will help hydrate, heal, and soothe irritated skin when used several times per week.
Stay Hydrated. When the temperatures drop it’s easy to forget to monitor your water intake. Make sure your still drinking plenty of liquids, eating healthy foods, and getting plenty of sleep.