5 Ways To Protect Your Skin This Winter

February 15, 2017

5 Ways To Protect Your Skin This Winter

Don't Let The Winter Weather Irritate Your Skin.

Winter can be a fun time of year. Sledding, skiing, snowshoeing are just a few of the great outdoor activities we love to enjoy. However, along with the fun of being outside, comes the sun, wind and dryness that can all cause damage to your skin.

During the coldest winter months, many people experience dry or cracking hands and feet, itchy skin, chapped lips, and red dry cheeks just to name a few. Your skin is the largest organ of your body. We do lots to take care of it topically, and forget to take care internally as well.

Here are 5 Ways to protect your skin this winter.

Cover your skin

This should be obvious and we are good when it comes to our bodies, but when it comes to our face we can often forget. We leave our faces exposed to wind, sun, precipitation and all the toxins in the air. When you are planning to be in the cold for an extended amount of time make sure to wear a scarf or something similar that can protect your face.

Sunscreen is not just for summer. Make sure to apply sunscreen any area that will get extend sun exposure to the sun. Tip: Don’t forget the tops of your ears.

Exfoliate

Exfoliating your skin is so important in the winter. Dry skin is often more obvious and can be even more obvious on your face when makeup is applied. Find a good exfoliator, either a luffa sponge type exfoliator or a cleanser with exfoliates. You should exfoliate at least twice a week to get rid of all the dead flaky skin. Remember to follow with moisturizer.

Moisturize

It is best to moisturize on wet or damp skin to lock in the moisture that is already on you. Moisturizers are not all created equal so make sure to find one that works best for you. Apply a little extra to areas that get most exposure to the elements as well as hands and feet. It is helpful to apply lotion or cream to your feet at night and then cover with sock. This will help your feet to wake up happy.

Hydrate

This is another one that seems obvious, but is often forgot about. We will drink at meals and drink coffee or other hot drinks throughout the day, all while forgetting to drink what our bodies need most, water. A rule of thumb is to drink half your weight in ounces. For example, if you way 140 pounds that is 70 ounces of water.

At Herbal Graviola and Herbal Papaya we have a selection of teas that will also help with hydration. Plus, traditionally used for its various amazing benefits, Graviola leaves are beneficial in supporting healthy cell-growth and function. Good nutrition helps you to have good skin.

Soap

Just as with moisturizer you want to find a soap that does not dry out your skin. We have found that soaps with all natural ingredients are best. Soaps made with papaya are fantastic for providing extra moisture. Natural soaps do not have all the harsh chemicals that leave your skin dry and itchy.

Enjoy your winter, whether outside enjoying a winter sport or indoors snuggled by the fire with a hot cup of tea, do it with beautiful radiant skin.

 




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