How To Care For Dry Skin – Winter Skin Relief
Look after your skin right during the winter months
It was National Winter Skin Relief Day 8th January (yes there really is a day for everything), but it really is an important problem that affects many. The harsh Winter weather is one of the most well-known culprits for wreaking havoc with our skin. From chilly temperatures, harsh winds and dry air, it’s no wonder that we get skin issues this time of year. So, what can we do to help?
OUR TOP TIPS FOR LOOKING AFTER YOUR SKIN
Pick up a Humidifier
These devices are extremely useful for adding moisture back into your home or office. Humidifiers help to restore moisture in the air keeping your skin hydrated. If you suffer from colds and coughs in winter, a humidifier not only helps hydrate your skin, but the air you breathe which can in turn help soothe some coughs.
Many have a dual usage of diffusing essential oils too for an extra special aromatherapy treat, be sure to check your humidifier’s specifications to see if it can also use essential oils, and to avoid use around pets and young children.
Avoid long, steamy showers
Now this might sound like a great idea in Winter, especially when its cold and miserable outside, but hot water can dry out your skin. Many suggest a 5-10 minute warm shower is less likely to dry out your skin. And the same can be said for your face, only wash your face once a day to avoid irritating the delicate skin. Similarly, opt for a softer face care routine after washing your face – ditch the toner for winter, keep things gentle.
Moisturise and keep moisturising
After a shower, pat yourself dry and apply a thick, hydrating moisturiser. This moisturiser wants to be thicker than the one you would normally use in summer as it can help seal in the moisture. It’s important to make sure you moisturise in the morning and before you head off to bed - pyjamas and socks will help your skin soak in the moisturiser for sumptuously soft skin by morning.
A great shout-out for CBD-infused skincare lotions it’s been noted that they can be more effective than other creams, due to the structure of the molecules. Hemp molecules are extremely small which give them supreme penetration into the skin. The more your skin absorbs the moisturising cream, the greater the effect on battling dry skin. CBD creams also offer a slow release of CBD through your skin giving you extra benefits as part of your skincare routine.
Hydration and diet
It might sound odd but what you eat can really do a number to your skin. Avoid processed foods or those high in sugars and it will help keep your body and skin healthy. Of course, we’re not saying don’t treat yourself, but moderation is key and especially if you’re suffering from dry skin, a break away from these sorts of foods can really make a difference. Likewise, staying hydrated and drinking plenty of fluids like water is a great way to help improve your skin quality.
Overall, dry skin in winter is very common and often easily remedied by making some changes at home. There are many home remedies for helping combat dry skin, but it is important to reach out to your healthcare provider or dermatologist if your dry skin symptoms become worse or don’t improve.
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