Winter in Oregon can wreak havoc on your hair, body, and face, but also on your body’s largest organ. Your skin. Your skin may get dry and flaky during the winter causing it to crack if not properly cared for. This can be a very itchy and painful experience. On a quest to find the best tips on winter skin care, we have created this list of tips and tricks that you should know and take advantage of this season.
Winter Skin Care – Keep Your Skin Moisturized
Now it may seem obvious to keep your skin moisturized as much as you can in the winter, but here are some things to avoid in order to keep your skin moisturized. One common mistake people make is taking hot baths and showers in the winter. It might feel good to warm up by taking a hot bath or shower, but it harms your skin by making it drier. Another common mistake is when people choose a lotion to moisturize their skin in the winter. Instead, you should be using thicker moisturizers that penetrate the skin better to give the moisture needed, such as, Monoi Age Corrective Night Cream for Face & Neck. If you want to take a warm bath, use essential oils in the water which will trap the hydration on your skin.
Winter Skin Care Gentle Products
The cold and dry air is already harsh on your skin and what you need to do is aid your skin in staying healthy and hydrated. Especially if you have sensitive skin or dry skin, using gentler cleansers and body washes are essential to keeping your skin moist and rejuvenated. By using gentler products on your skin and face, they will not strip all the oils from your skin, rather, they will cleanse and keep some of the natural oils in your skin. Speaking of organic skincare, Organic Element Spa located here in Southern Oregon provides a winter sugar and spice package that includes sauna time, Eminence organic oils that warm your whole body, and an organic moisturizing plum facial balances the moisture in the most decadent way possible.
Avoid Too Much Exfoliation
In the winter, you want to exfoliate less than if it were summertime. The reason is that your skin is already a bit compromised due to the dryness and cold air. Dermatologists and experts suggest exfoliating once a week if your skin can handle exfoliation. If your skin is really sensitive, then do not exfoliate at all. After exfoliation, it is dry and ready for a good quality moisturizer to seep into the clear pores and lock in all the hydration. At Organic Elements Spa, we offer a body wrap package that provides an effective sugar scrub exfoliation which allows better penetration of the moisturizer used after. What are you waiting for? Call or book an appointment online to get your facial or massage today.