Our skin is one of our most important protective layers, helping us defend ourselves from external factors like water, dirt, chemicals, and infectious agents. Unfortunately, due to over-production or lack of natural oils, your skin can become dry and tight.
Dry, tight skin is not a good way to begin your day, nor are you at a risk for more serious health conditions such as dermatitis or eczema. Luckily, there are several ways you can easily care for your skin during winter!
This article will go into detail about some easy things you can do to take better care of your skin this season. Make sure to look through all parts of this article before proceeding. You should also test any new products on a small patch of skin first.
I hope you enjoy reading these tips as much as I did writing them! Keep her healthy this winter by giving your skin the necessary love it needs.
Use a good moisturizer
This is one of the most important things you can do for your skin as winter approaches. When dry, your skin can become very sensitive, which can be annoying or even painful if you touch it!
Many people begin using expensive lotions and potions during this season to prevent their skin from drying out, but these are usually not needed unless you go through a transition period where your skin is particularly dry.
Fortunately, there are many simple alternatives that work just as well (and sometimes better) than more elaborate products. You should never underestimate the power of oil!
Oil is often considered a “bad” natural fluid because we have been taught that fat gets stuck in our bodies so it can’t wash off properly. That’s false! Oil actually helps your body to relax and regenerate, and when used correctly, it can help keep your skin soft and hydrated.
Some oils that work especially well for protecting your skin include olive oil, coconut oil, sweet almond oil, hemp oil, and sunflower oil. By mixing them together in a proper ratio, you get an excellent moisturizing agent that does not cost too much either.
Test each product on a small area of skin to see how it works for you and then apply it consistently every day to achieve the best results.
Use a sunscreen
This is one of the most important things you can do to take good care of your skin as winter approaches. When sun exposure is limited, your skin needs help protecting itself!
Most people are aware that it’s important to use a broad-spectrum sunscreen every day, but many don’t know what makes a great sunscreen. It should be able to protect your skin from both UV rays which cause dryness and damage and heat (which can exacerbate existing conditions such as eczema or psoriasis).
It also shouldn’t contain any irritating chemicals like phthalates, DBP, or benzyl alcohol. There are some new products out there with antioxidant vitamin additives, but we recommend staying away from high concentrations of antioxidants unless they are specifically marketed for sun protection.
That said, our favorite all-around daily moisturizer contains an average of 0.5% Vitamin A.
Use natural remedies for acne
Acne is usually caused by bacteria, which can easily spread when your skin comes into contact with other surfaces or fluids. When you exert more force on your skin, such as taking a shower or diving into water, your body naturally flushes out dry skin and oil-producing glands to reduce surface area.
That’s why it’s important to use gentle cleaning products and practices during winter weather. Avoid using soap or cream cleaners because that extra moisture can help promote pimple growth. Instead, try using a soft cleanser made of only ingredients like alcohol, glycerin, and witch hazel.
These won’t irritate dry skin or contribute to new blemishes, and they’re all cheap or free! Mix them together at home and see how well they work for you.
Another way to prevent new acne from developing is to avoid making direct contacts with your skin. If possible, wash yourself down under warm water instead of in an hot bath or shower. The same goes for wearing gloves or hats — take them off as soon as possible after washing your hands or removing hair.
Try not to pick or squeeze your skin either, as this can make broken capillaries show up as red marks or even scars. Rather than rubbing or picking your face, apply some sunblock every few hours to protect your skin.
Tone your skin
The best way to care for your skin during winter is by trying some light treatments or even doing nothing at all! If you have dry, flaky skin, layer up with moisturizer.
If you have very oily skin, try using a primer so that the next layer can stick better. For those who enjoy makeup, seasonal color changes are an easy way to refresh your look!
And if you love products with sprucing effects, test out some of our natural face masks here. Your skin will appreciate it!’s help renewing itself.
General tips: Use sun protection every day, especially from the sun’s UV rays which cause oxidative damage.
Use products that contain vitamin C
One important thing about winter weather is dry skin! While most people enjoy a good bath or shower once in a while, doing so during colder months can be tricky.
Dry skin feels rough and uncomfortable and it does not feel pleasant. Luckily, there are some easy things you can do to care for your skin as we transition into winter.
One of the first things you should do is make sure your use very rich oils like coconut or olive oil in your daily skincare routine. These oils help re-hydrate the skin and promote soft, smooth legs.
Another tip is to drink more water! When water intake is limited due to the thickness of the layer of dried sweat on the surface, your body doesn’t get adequate rest and energy is diverted towards keeping you warm instead of moving liquid out of yourself.
Drinking enough water helps keep your internal organs hydrated and functioning properly which also aids in weight loss. Two tablespoons of lemon juice mixed with eight cups of water will aid in brightening and improving the texture of your skin.
Protect yourself from the sun
One of the biggest enemies your skin has is excessive exposure to sunlight or UV rays, which can cause dry, itchy, irritated skin or even more serious conditions like rosacea and squamous cell carcinoma.
Winter is a great time to protect your skin as we enter into spring and summer when exposures are higher.
Sunscreen should be a part of every person’s winter routine. Even if you’re very careful during the fall and early winter, you may need to increase your protection due to longer sunshine hours.
Many people find that one sunscreen works for them so they never feel like they have to change brands or types.
However, just because someone else uses a product well does not mean it will work for you. In fact, some products are actually worse than no sunscreen at all!
So how do you pick a good sunscreen? Make sure it has an SPF factor of at least 30 and doesn’t contain any chemicals related to cancer.
One important thing about skin is that it gets dry and flaky due to constant exposure to heat, chemicals, and water. When winter weather comes around, your skin can become extra sensitive and vulnerable.
Fortunately, you can do some simple things to take care of your skin during this season. One of these things is practicing gentle yoga moves. These are called asanas and they focus on lengthening and relaxing the body.
There are several benefits of doing yogay including improved blood circulation, stress relief, and more relaxed muscles. All of these help keep your skin healthy and tight at its very most basic level.
Yoga also contributes to overall wellness and health. This includes improving sleep quality and metabolism, both crucial for healthy skin growth.
Learn to laugh
A funny face is one of your best defenses against dry skin. When you are laughing, muscles around your mouth contract, pulling up your cheeks which helps prevent water and oils from escaping your skin layer.
The more often you can make people smile, the better it will work for your own skin.
Try making fun of yourself or things that matter to you (“My life would be perfect if I had _________!”) or try telling a joke – the faster you breathe, the less likely you are to get tears in your eyes.
Dry skin can also be irritated or sensitive so do not touch wet areas with dirty hands as this could spread moisture outside of the layers of protection provided by sweat and oil.
Drinking enough water and eating foods that are high in fat content may help keep your skin hydrated. Avoid using alcohol or very hot beverages as these could strip away protective oils needed to stay healthy.