WASH IN LUKEWARM WATER
While hot baths and showers feel great in the cold, if you can stand lukewarm water, particularly when just washing your hands, you’ll be better off. Lukewarm water avoids stripping oils from your skin.
Don’t wait to apply moisturizer every time after you wash. Applying moisturizer to damp skin helps to seal in extra moisture.
CHOOSE THE RIGHT MOISTURIZER
Not all moisturizers are created equal. For winter skincare choose oil-based instead of water-based lotions and even look for naturally hydrating ingredients like lavender, chamomile, and more.
PROTECT YOUR SKIN
Spending a lot of time in the cold without gloves can be a killer for your skin. Protect your exposed skin with scarves and gloves and use sunscreen.
For some reason, in the winter we think that we don’t need as much water. That’s not true at all. Keep drinking water. It’s also fine to turn to tea, like our Antioxidant Tea, to keep you hydrated and healthy.
You can make a big difference in your winter skincare by changing what you eat. Honey and milk-based products can be increasing your skin’s moisture levels. Add a little to your morning oatmeal or afternoon tea.
Don’t let your dead skin cells build up in the winter. Use an exfoliating mask on your hands and face to keep your skin smooth and better able to accept your moisturizer.
CHANGE YOUR CLEANSER
During the winter, your cleanser might be too harsh for your skin. Avoid cleansers with glycolic or salicylic acid when it’s already dry out and stick with moisturizing ingredients.