Our winter skin care tips will help you combat skin flakiness, and dehydration this season.
Winter is one of the toughest seasons on your skin. The cold, dry air outside and heaters inside can quickly leave skin flaky and lips cracked. But there’s no need to go out and buy a bunch of lotions and creams. With these five simple tips, keeping your skin looking its best through winter is easier and less expensive than you think.
1. Drink plenty of water.
Remembering to keep your fluids up is easy in the warmer months, but in winter it’s something we often forget. Staying hydrated is perhaps the best thing you can do for your skin. If the thought of cold water is unappealing, sip warm water or herbal teas throughout the day.
2. Cover up.
Although we’re always mindful of looking after our skin in summer, your skin needs just as much protection in winter. Apply a good quality sunscreen to your face, neck and hands before heading outside. Even better, protect the delicate skin on your neck from dry winds with a scarf, and wear gloves when you can.
3. Use the right cleanser
The chemicals, alcohol and fragrances in many cleansers will actually make your skin drier and more irritable, while also stripping away your skin’s natural oils. Use a natural, exfoliating scrub that will cleanse your skin of dirt and makeup without leaving it dry and red.
4. Shorten those showers.
It’s so tempting on cold days to stay an extra 10 minutes in the shower or linger longer in a hot bath. All this does though is dehydrate you more and wash the natural oils from the skin. Keep the showers short and always follow up with a good quality moisturiser.
5. Choose your moisturiser carefully.
With winter skin being drier and harder to soothe, you need a quality moisturiser that will penetrate deeply and create a protective barrier on your skin. Shea butter and cocoa butter are both natural, moisturising and restorative, to both protect and help reverse the damage of windburn and dehydration.
Experience the many Shea butter benefits!
Deluxe Shea Butter and cocoa butters are 100% natural, organic and ideal for winter-dry skin and cracked lips. You don’t even have to brave the cold winter winds to purchase it, as the whole range is available in our online store.