Cold, dry air can leave your skin itchy, red, and irritated. Combat dry winter skin with these tips for retaining your skin’s natural moisture.
Winter can wreak havoc on your skin — making it dry, itchy, and irritated. And it can feel like there’s no escape: Cold, blustery conditions outside can leave your skin feeling raw, while indoor heat zaps moisture from the air and from your skin.
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 White Seaweed Calming 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 Marine Anti-Aging Cream dramatically increases moisture in dry, lackluster complexions and is made with a blend of Vitamin E that protects your skin from environmental insults.
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 Seaweed Hydrating Mask will help hydrate, heal, and soothe irritated skin when used several times per week.
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.