Dry winter air is rough on your lungs, hair and especially skin. Winter air dries the skin out unlike anything else, we’ve got a few tips to help keep your skin soft all winter long!
Nourish your skin from the inside with nutrition. Drink plenty of water (a general recommendation is 1/2 your weight in oz. For example: a 200lb person would drink 100oz a day, a 100lb person would drink 50oz a day). Limit sugar, chemicals, and processed foods; focus on lots of fruits and veggies, healthy oils, and supportive herbs (such as astragalus, nettle, and marshmallow root). It’s also important to address any underlying food intolerances or allergies which can often result in skin issues.
Nourish from the outside with herbal salves, poultices, and washes. Herbs such as slippery elm, lavender, and calendula are all great choices.
Eliminate chemicals from your body products. There are a number of pre-made products on the market or try making your own from ingredients like cocoa butter, shea butter, beeswax and coconut oil (or even try tallow or lard!). It is best to put these products right after you shower or bathe to help them absorb into the skin better, this will really help to nourish your skin all winter!
Exfoliate! Try dry skin brushing, homemade sugar scrubs, and konjac sponges to eliminate dead/dry skin.
Cover up. Make sure to keep your skin covered before you go out into the cold. Try putting on some lotion before you go outside too.
We hope these tips will help keep your skin moisturized and in great shape all winter long.