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Winter is coming, and we all know what that means. Dry skin is just around the corner, and ignoring it will only leave you with scaliness and itchy skin all throughout the season. What can you do to mitigate this dryness and prevent the dreaded winter skin? Let’s cover some simple skin care tips to healthier skin in the winter, that’ll keep the “white” in a white Christmas exclusive to the snow.
Tips to healthier skin
The simple solutions are likely the best. If you’re not already moisturizing as a part of your daily routine, then it’s time to start. A great moisturizer perfect for all skin types to try would be Arctic Berry Peptide Radiance Cream by Eminence, a line of handmade and organic skincare products. To increase your skin’s hydration level and leave it looking smooth and moisturized, you might want to try Eminence Strawberry Rhubarb Masque for a refreshed appearance. Don’t forget toner to treat winter skin. The Stone Crop Hydrating Mist is used It can be used anytime, after masque or even as a middle of the day refresher. Just don’t discount the importance of using an organic skincare and moisturizers line as a daily routine all year long.
During the winter, the air is naturally much dryer than other times in the year, not to mention all the heaters blasting you with hot air. To combat this, try using a humidifier while you sleep. This will return some of the moisture in the air your body is used to and give your body a chance to hydrate while you’re resting, preventing those winter skin irritation from taking hold. Plus, if you have seasonal breathing issues, too, humidifiers can be a great help in opening up your lungs.
It’s important to eat well throughout the year, particularly when skin conditions act up. Foods with lots of healthy fats and fatty acids like omega-3’s are great at helping your body produce more of the oils your skin needs to keep from drying out and promote healthier skin. Nuts and fish are two easy and delicious ways to incorporate these into your diet.
Temperature Controlled Water
As counter-intuitive as it might seem, water might be one of the biggest culprits in drying out your skin. Water that’s too hot has the effect of drawing out and washing off many of the essential oils that keep our skin healthy, as well as causing skin inflammation on the surface of the skin. While it might be tempting to warm up after a long, cold day in a boiling bathtub, it’s better for your health to use only warm water when bathing or washing your hands, as well as limit your skin’s overall exposure to water during the winter months.
A major cause of diseases, even beyond skin conditions acting up, is being overly stressed. While the holidays are one of the worst times for relaxing as an adult, it’s worth it to try and reduce your stress levels however you can. A short period of meditation, reading a good, or just giving yourself a little time to do absolutely nothing every once in a while can dramatically improve your condition and your overall happiness.
These are just a few simple tips you can try to help improve your dry skin problems this winter. In terms of skincare and treating yourself, there’s not much that can beat the spa. If you really want to reduce stress this season, book a customized facial with Organic Elements Spa. You’ll love the Eminence skin care line and access to the Oasis Club Lounge where you will have access to showers, steam room, cold plunge, infrared sauna and the Himalayan Salt Room.