Winter is coming, is your skin prepared?
What Causes Dry Skin?
The cold, gruesome winter months can take its toll on your skin. Often, the winter weather leaves our skin dry, itchy, and irritated. It’s tough to keep your moisture levels up with the cold, blustery conditions outside. The harsh cold can cause your skin to feel raw, and the indoor heat can rip moisture from the air and your skin.
The good news is that there are many simple ways that you can combat dry winter skin and maintain that supple, summertime skin all year round.
5 Tips For Hydrated Skin
Utilize a Humidifier
If you haven’t hopped on the humidifier train yet, what are you waiting for? Humidifiers are an excellent way to add moisture to your home or office space. A great practice is to run a humidifier in the rooms that you spend the most time in, or you can invest in a humidifier that works throughout your entire home through that can be installed by the Heating and Cooling company of your choice. If you are just looking for a simple humidifier to add to your room, you can find them easily and often accessible online or at your favorite home store!
Avoid Intense Heat
This tip goes for both your thermostat and shower temperature! When it’s cold outside, it’s usually our first instinct is to crank the heat and hop in a nice hot shower. But, upping the heat in your home can dry out your skin quickly. It’s best to maintain the temperature in your home between 68°F to 72°F, even when the winter months come rolling in. Likewise, you should avoid extremely hot water temperatures when you shower. Instead, take a 5-10 minute shower in lukewarm water to maintain your body’s natural oils, moisture, and hydration.
Use Moisturizing Skincare Products
One of the best ways to ensure that your skin remains supple and hydrated is by utilizing moisture-rich skin care products. In the winter, it’s best to swap out your lightweight lotions for thicker lotions, creams, and ointments that will coat your skin for longer-lasting hydration. Look for products that contain skin-loving ingredients such as shea butter, cocoa seed butter, and coconut oil for moisture that stays locked in throughout the day (we love A88CBD™ Hydrating Body Lotion and Hand + Foot Cream!).
Opt For Clean, Fragrance-Free Products
Using overly fragranced products can worsen itchy, dry skin. It’s best to opt for products that leave out unnecessary, irritating ingredients and look for fragrance-free ones. You can also avoid many winter skin problems by simplifying your skin routine, using less soap overall, and moisturizing your skin anytime you cleanse it. Pro tip: your skin holds onto moisture better if it is supple, so while your skin is still damp after cleansing—replenish moisture to your hands, body, and face.
Drink Water & Eat Well
You’ve probably heard this tip many times—but staying properly hydrated can play a huge role in maintaining moisture in your skin. You should aim to have at least 8 glasses of water per day. Additionally, adding in foods that are rich in omega-3 and/or omega-6 fatty acids like fish oil and flaxseed oil can help to moisturize from the inside out.
We hope that you find these tips helpful as the weather continues to cool down. To shop our recommended high-quality hemp-derived topical CBD products.