W inter is getting closer, which means it's time to pay extra attention to our skin. The cooler temperatures and lack of humidity can dry out and damage our skin, especially if you are sensitive.
In this time of year, not only our faces suffer. Central heating and winter clothing made of irritating substances can make sensitive skin even more uncomfortable.
In order to combat the seasonal flare-up, we have put together some simple tips and improvements for your winter care routine. Make sure that your skin is well-groomed, calm and happy from head to toe. Our guide covers the care of dry skin in winter.
When the temperature drops, a long, hot bath often sounds like a self-care blessing. Unfortunately, this is not always the case with sensitive skin. Hot water can break down the lipids (fats) in your skin.
It is these essential fats that help the skin retain moisture, like a barrier that keeps all of the moisture inside. Without these lipids, the skin can become dry, dehydrated, itchy and irritable. If you can, we recommend choosing shorter baths or showers with lukewarm water instead.
The products you use while you are there also matter. We are big fans of our Gentle Genius Camellia & Bergamot Body Wash . The nourishing organic ingredients have been selected so that the skin feels moist and calm – not tight or irritated. Exactly what you need for this dry season.
Choose your winter moisturizer wisely. Many moisturizers contain petroleum-based ingredients that can dry out your skin. Instead, use a moisturizer with natural, nourishing ingredients. For dry or dehydrated skin, remember to include a moisturizing serum like Ou r Back To Life Hydration Serum in your daily routine. The hyaluronic acid inside can absorb 1000 times its weight in water and penetrates deeper into the skin than a cream can.
After sorting your face, it's time to start thinking about moisturizing your body. W We recommend that you try our Comfrey & Calendula Calming Body Cream . It is specially formulated with certified organic vegetable oils and butter that deeply nourish very dry or stressed skin. Soothing calendula soothes irritation, while Confrey soothes itchy skin. A perfect addition to your winter care.
Lock it off
We are often asked what exactly facial oil does. It is important to remember that an oil does not moisturize the skin because it does not contain water. So it cannot be used in place of your moisturizer. Your job is to provide the skin with nutrients – and our bioregenerated rose hip oil is just the thing. This is due to all Omegas 3, 6, 7 and 9 and the antioxidant carotenoids inside.
Oils not only act as nutritional supplements for the skin, but also have the ability to store an existing hydration. What is really important at this time of year when the central heating is switched on! Think of it as a nutritious last step in your winter care and always apply after your moisturizer.
In order to care for dry skin in winter, it is important to also provide our skin with moisture from the inside. If you not only consume more water and also a lot of fruit and vegetables, this can also increase your hydration.
Vitamin C-rich sources such as oranges increase collagen production and also make your complexion more rounded. Not to mention the defense against seasonal colds.
It is easy to forget to remove dead skin cells, impurities and dirt in the colder months, especially on our hands. Regular peeling allows the light, healthy skin underneath to shine through properly.
Be sure to use a non-abrasive peel like our Kukui & Jojoba Bead Skin Brightening Peeling . With perfectly round jojoba pearls, it gently cleanses the skin without scratching or irritating it. Regular, gentle peeling is an important step to effectively care for dry winter skin.
Winter skin tends to be more fragile. It is therefore a good idea to keep track of your wardrobe when there is a flare. Fabrics like wool can irritate some people, and detergents can also have a big impact. This is especially important if you are prone to eczema, dermatitis or psoriasis.
We wish you happy skin all winter!