- Adjust Bathing Habits: To prevent baths and showers from making dry skin worse, be sure to limit your time in the shower or bath to 5 or 10 minutes, use a lukewarm bath with oatmeal or baking soda to relieve itchy skin, and blot your skin gently dry with a towel.
- Limit Face Washing: Wash your face once in the morning and once at night, as well as after sweating heavily. Try a mild foaming cleanser, a toner with no alcohol, and masks that are “deeply hydrating.”
- Moisturize More: Ointments, creams and lotions work by trapping existing moisture in your skin. To trap this much-needed moisture, you need to apply a moisturizer within a few minutes of drying off after a shower or bath and washing your face or hands.
- Don’t Forget Sunscreen: Sunscreen isn’t just for summertime. Winter sun—combined with snow glare—can still damage your skin. Try using a moisturizer that contains SPF.
- Wear Lip Balm: Choose a lip balm that feels good on your lips and has an SPF of at least 15. If your lips sting or tingle after you apply the lip balm, switch to one that does not cause this reaction.
Keep your skin looking and feeling great
With the change in season, many people will begin to notice a difference in the way their skin looks and feels. Many people find that as we move closer to winter, their skin becomes more dried out and flaky. The good news is there are things you can do to keep your skin looking good as the seasons change.
“Winter approaching doesn’t mean your skin has to look dull and dry,” says Katherine Goldman, celebrity esthetician/waxologist and owner of the Stript Wax Bar. “It also doesn’t mean you have to turn to chemicals in an effort to maintain some of your tan throughout the fall and winter. There are much better options available to everyone who wants to take advantage of them.”
Here are some tips that can help keep skin looking and feeling great as the seasons change:
– Dull skin can be countered by having regular facials. Facials remove dead and flaky skin and help restore a natural glow. They give skin an overall healthier appearance.
– When winter approaches, it is important to moisturize the skin so it doesn’t become dried out. After cleansing, follow with an anti-aging serum and apply a good quality moisturizer.
– Bypass the chemical tans that come in take-home spray bottles and lotions. They usually contain chemicals you should avoid putting on the skin and will most likely not provide the natural tan look most people seek. Tanning booths also have risks, so opt for an organic spray tan instead
– Go to a waxologist for hair removal, so skin irritation and problems can be avoided. Having hair professionally waxed will keep the skin smooth and unblemished.
– Drink plenty of water to maintain youthful cells. If the skin doesn’t get enough water, it will look aged and dehydrated.
– Eat foods like strawberries, tomatoes, salmon, edamame, tea, carrots, broccoli, and avocado, which have nutrients that help protect the skin and keep it looking great.
1 tbsp coconut oil
2 tbsp raw honey
1/4 cup sea salt
1/4 cup organic sugar
1 tbsp lemon juice
Stir together the honey and coconut oil in a medium bowl. Than In another small bowl, blend the salt, sugar and lemon juice until it becomes crumbly. Next, pour the salt mixture over the honey mixture and stir until smooth. Store in a small glass storage container up to two weeks.
Gently massage a marble-sized amount of homemade hand scrub into your hands for 30-60 seconds. Rinse with warm water and pat dry. The coconut oil provides enough moisture so you probably won’t need to follow up with anything else. If your hands are extra dry, you might want to apply some homemade whipped coconut oil. Repeat 1-2 times per week.