Winter is upon us and as someone with naturally very dry skin, I am always looking for ways to keep my skin properly hydrated.
But in these colder months that can be a little more difficult.
Humidity tends to decrease, and the cold crisp air can cause a change in our skins moisture barrier.
When your skin lacks the proper amount of oil it needs, moisture can actually escape from it. And this lack of water in the skin, causes it to get extremely dry.
This process is very common during the winter where our skin is already prone to dryness.
Listed down below are a few ways to help keep your skin properly hydrated this winter!
Limit Your Use Of Hot Water
I know this one is hard to do, especially since it’s cold out, and taking a hot shower is just sooo satisfying!
But, if you are struggling with very dry skin, limiting the amount of hot water you use can very much help to keep your skin from drying out more!
Hot water (and soap) can actually strip your skin of the natural oils that help to protect your skin. This then causes dryness.
Whenever I shower, I make sure to not put my face directly under the water, as this can be too harsh for my skin.
Try to limit your lengthy showers to around 10 minutes, and if you can take a warm shower instead of a hot one, this can be very beneficial!
Wear A Night Creme
Okay, so an incredible way to get that extra hydration and moisture to the skin is by wearing a night cream!
These creams are deeply nourishing to your skin, helping to heal dry spots and keeps your skin looking youthful and glowy!
I love to know that I can help heal and soothe my skin throughout many of the hours that I’m simply sleeping!
Check out this all natural, super hydrating night cream that will do wonders to your skin while you soak up those ZZZ’s!
Minimize Using Soap
Do you ever notice when you wash your hands a lot, your skin tends to feel pretty dry?
That’s because your constantly stripping your skins natural oils!
Because I am a nanny, I usually am washing my hands all the time considering I’m changing diapers, making after school snacks, and just dealing with sweet kids!
Well my hands are usually very dry all the time as a result.
It’s important to find a good hand lotion, and to wash your hands with warmer water.
When I wash my face, I use the oil cleansing method so that I’m not removing the healthy oils from my skin.
Many face washes and cleansers can be pretty harsh, throwing off your skins pH balance.
This can cause your skin to break out and become very dry, causing acne, inflammation, and even wrinkles!
As a result of using the oil cleansing method, my naturally very dry skin has become so much more balanced!
Eat Healthy Fats
Yes, eating food with healthy fats can be so nourishing for dry skin!
And not only are they nourishing, but these healthy fats can help to heal your acne prone skin!
It’s important to have a balance of Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids.
These are the building blocks of cell membranes. They are responsible for giving you your hydrated, soft and clear complexions!
Some of my favorites are-
Just by adding these delicious foods into your diet can greatly help to hydrate your skin from the inside out!
I know it’s so hard to have chapped, and cracked skin! So if you can apply these four steps to your daily routine, this can greatly help you to keep your skin hydrated and soft!
What do you do to help your skin stay hydrated and soft during winter?
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