When winter rolls around it's routine to break out the sweaters, boots, scarves, jackets and jeans. Suddenly, covering up is a requirement if you want to keep warm during the holiday seasons. It seems though, that remembering to lotion or moisturize our skin becomes less of a priority since your skin is predominantly covered for the season. Just put on your clothes and go right? Well, with it being so cold out protecting your skin from harsh winter conditions is important.
Your skin starts to become dry, itchy, red and irritated if it does not get the moisture it needs when the cold air hits. Hot showers should be avoided since the water strips moisture from the skin. If you’re anything like me then that may not be so easy to do. I LOVE hot showers. Either way you should apply a gentle oil or balm with natural ingredients immediately after your shower and pat dry.
Use products that don't contain alcohol or harmful ingredients that dry out the skin. Instead out your faith in oils that could help helping to keep that beautiful glow you're used to in the winter time.Many of those ingredients have been found to be very harmful and leading to cancer. Examples of skin moisturizers can be honey, which helps maintain a natural glow olive oil, coconut oil or aloe vera, etc. Lastly it is very important to drink plenty of water. We tend to unintentionally decrease the intake of water when the winter comes around because we increase the intake of hot beverages such as coffee, hot chocolate, and tea. Water is a very important to maintain hydrated skin.
If you’re looking for an all natural moisturizer I actually have a body balm that is wonderful. The base of this balm is mango butter and it is infused with vitamin E, coconut oil and a few other natural ingredients. For more information visit the ’SHOP’ section on my website. If you have a favorite moisturizer feel free to tell me about it in the comment section this blog. I’d love to hear all about it.