While the summer months can cause some major skin problems like sunburns as well as acne breakouts, winter comes with its own share of skin concerns. The biggest organ in your body, your skin is the first line of defense against all the elements your body is regularly exposed to.
The winter months bring with them dry, cracked skin, windburn, and dehydration. Your winter skincare routine needs to be just a tad bit more extensive than your summer routine to account for all of this. Let’s find out what you can do to take care of it.
Moisturizing is the Key to Flawless Skin
During the dry, freezing months of winter, your skin can quickly lose its water content, making it brittle and prone to cracking. This is exacerbated by the fact that we tend to take hot showers, turn up the thermostat, and leave the heater on during the winter nights. All of this can quickly suck out all the moisture from your skin.
We also feel less thirsty during the winters, making our patchy, dry skin problems worse.
To combat this, we suggest moisturizing with natural oils designed for topical use. Organically produced, all-natural oils like our organic carrot seed oil with its special healing properties for chapped, cracked skin can help trap much-needed moisture into the skin.
Avoid Showering With Scalding Hot Water
Yes, we know it’s freezing outside and there’s nothing more tempting right now than jumping into a steaming hot shower. But doing so could strip your hair and skin of their natural oils that are produced to balance the water content and keep your skin moisturized!
Heat also damages keratin, which is the building block of healthy hair, skin, and nails.
Instead of a hot bath, take showers with lukewarm or slightly warm water, which is gentler to your skin. Your body will thank you!
SPF is Essential – Even In The Winter!
Thought sunscreen is just for the summer? Think again!
Sunrays are always harmful to your skin, no matter what time of the year it is! Just because it isn’t hot out anymore doesn’t excuse you from wearing sunscreen every time you step out of the house. A large percentage of UVA rays penetrate the atmosphere all year round and are the leading cause of skin cancer.
Sunscreen doesn’t just protect your skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays, but can also slow down the aging process.
Aloe Vera for the Winter
While the benefits of aloe vera gel to treat minor burns, soothe irritated skin, and provide instant relief from sunburn in the summer months have been widely touted, most people are unaware of the benefits it can provide during winter.
The aloe vera plant’s hydrating qualities can provide much-needed moisture to the body, and using it topically can help reduce acne scarring, soothe dry and cracked skin, and also slow down the aging process by getting rid of fine lines and wrinkles.
Allurials—producers of 100% natural hair and skin products—offer all-natural, chemical-free aloe vera gel, rich in antioxidants and hydrating agents. We also offer organic carrot oil, famous for its antibacterial and rejuvenating qualities. Shop for your own luxury beauty products and see instantly healthier, fresher skin and hair.