Well, I am back. it’s been a while, I know! Good to see you again!
Seeing that winter is now in full swing I am going to dedicate this post to winter: “Winter and your Skin” This is to help remind you of some easy tips to care for your skin. I have also included (at the bottom of the page) a yummy moisture mask DIY as well!
Most, if not all of us experience dryer skin in winter. Our skin gets exposed to dry and cold air that causes itchy and cracked skin. Here are a few things that I have learned along the way (on this road of getting older and wiser). The seasons change and so should your skin care regime.
There are ways that you can keep your skin on track:
- Moisturize and moisturize often! Add multiple thin layers of body butter/oil (heavier creams/lotions) and allow to sink into the skin. Apply another layer as needed. Non water based and more natural oil based ingredients (we are talking the non toxic kind) and keep that skin moisturized!!
- How about wearing some gloves eh? The skin on your hands is a lot thinner and is more likely to crack. Keep them moisturized and wear gloves when you go outside to protect them.
- To further tip number 2: what about wearing moisture gloves when you go to bed at night? Not very sexy, but the results can be!
- How about the skin on your face? Try the easy DIY moisture mask below as many times as you need a week!
- Buy a humidifier(s). They also have personal ones that you can bring into work where you can keep it on your desk. (I have one but I can’t find it at the moment. advice: keep track where you stored it!)
- Try to avoid super hot showers, baths and face clothes. I avoid this pretty much all year long. Warm water is good enough. The hot water can lead to moisture loss. Not very helpful if you are trying to prevent moisture loss.
- Try to avoid any facial products with alcohol as an ingredient if you feel the skin on your face is dry and irritated. Commonly this occurs with toners and astringents that are made with alcohol.
- Is your skin not absorbing the lotion/cream/body butter/oil well? Maybe it has a layer of dead dry skin that needs to be removed? Try a Scrub! Salt scrubs: More abrasive, best for rough skin. Will dry your skin out a lot more than a sugar scrub so moisturize with a body butter or oil. Do not use a salt scrub on the face. Sugar scrub: Great for all types of skin including sensitive. Still is a good idea to moisturize especially in winter despite that it is less drying.
- I’ve said this before and I will say it again. Keep hydrated! I notice a difference with my skin when I don’t drink enough water. It’s so dry!!! So drink water and more water.
- Last but not least taking care of your dry feet. Simply said: exfoliate and moisturize! How about using a pumice stone once a week when you are in the shower? Moisturize your feet with a heavy moisturizer , put on cotton socks and wear them to bed! If you are already wearing gloves might as well wear your socks too!
DIY Yummy Moisture Mask
Warning this is delicious!
What you’ll need:
1 tbsp. Unrefined coconut oil
1 tbsp. Unpasteurized raw honey
Combine in a bowl. On dry clean face apply and let sit for 15-20 min. Try to avoid adding a thick layer as it will melt and get all over you. With the leftovers, you can use this the other times during the week. Use this on your lips too!!! Rinse off with water, not too hot now! Apply a moisturizer.