So fall is officially here with its cooler temperatures and the turn of the leaves to gorgeous hues of red, yellow, and orange. But winter is not far behind, and as many of us know, it’s time to get our skin ready for it! I know many of you might be thinking, “it’s just time to bring out the lotion and use it more often.” But there is much, much more to getting your skin ready for winter.
Tip #1: Try using a gentle cleanser for the body.
Sometimes, the body washes and soaps that we use during the more humid times of the year just don’t agree with our skin during the winter. The combination of the dry heat in our homes, the hot showers that we love, and the cold, dry weather outside strips our skin. This trio can leave our skin vulnerable to irritants and synthetic fragrances in some washes and soaps. Switching to a gentle cleanser can help maintain a healthy skin barrier.
Tip #2: It’s not just about moisturizing, but WHEN you moisturize.
Applying a thick lotion or a body oil immediately after showering allows your skin to lock in moisture better. Skin Wise Organics Calming Body Lotion is our “go-to” product and comes in both an unscented and a light lavender-vanilla scent (with essential oils). Body oils are also great because they can offer long-lasting moisturization – which is a huge plus for those of us with very dry skin! Check out our Replenishing Body Oil which can allow for quick, lasting moisturization for those of us who just need “a little something extra” or for those who just don’t like to apply body lotions.
Tip #3: Invest in a cool mist humidifier.
For those of us with excessively dry skin, a cool-mist humidifier, especially in the bedroom, provides a great way to keep moisture in our skin which in turn allows our lotions to work better.
Tip #4: Don’t forget your hands!
This might sound obvious since usually our hands are taking a beating from hand washing and sanitizing- especially during the COVID-19 pandemic! But, more often than not, people forget to moisturize their hands after washing or just think of it as an additional burden. It’s important to carry a great quality hand cream with you or keep it in an easy-to-access place. Our clean, natural Skin Wise Organics Replenishing Hand Cream works wonders in keeping your hands soft and supple throughout the day. Another great option for our hands is to use an ointment even once daily to gives your hands an extra boost of moisture and protection.
Tip #5: When all else fails, cut out the hot showers!
No one ever likes to hear this, but when all else fails, you should cut out the hot showers. Lukewarm showers or baths are much more skin-friendly and do not dry out the skin like hot showers do.
Good luck on your skin winterizing journey, and check out our suggestions from our Skin Wise Organics line!