Winter is here. While the snow starts to fall on the ground and you get ready to snuggle up by the fireplace with a warm cup of hot cocoa, you may notice that your skin is drier than usual. Don’t panic. Changes in the weather are known to negatively impact your skin. The low humidity levels can steal the moisture right from your skin, causing dryness, discomfort, and cracks in the skin. Thankfully, there are adjustments you can make to your everyday routine to combat these problems before they impact your confidence levels.
We’re here to help you switch up your winter skincare and adjust to the winter weather ahead.
Here’s what you need to know:
Switch to a Thicker Moisturizer
Lightweight moisturizers are great during the warmer months. However, they may not be enough during freezing temperatures, frost, and snow. This is because lightweight formulas are typically water-based. Water naturally evaporates, so it won't keep your skin hydrated as long.
During the colder months, you'll want to look for thick moisturizers that help you retain hydration and protect your skin. Consider naturally hydrating ingredients like ceramides, coconut oil, avocado oil, or pumpkin seed oil.
Our Extra Virgin Coconut MCT Moisturizing Cream contains coconut MCT, a known superfood for your skin. The thick formula is long-lasting and provides the much-needed rich moisture your skin needs to thrive throughout winter.
Avoid Hot Showers
Look, we get it. Nothing feels better than a steaming hot shower during the cold winter. However, if you're spending too much time in the shower using piping hot water, it could dry out your skin and cause unwanted irritation.
Try your best to limit hot showers or cut them out completely. Consider switching to lukewarm showers and only showering for 15 minutes or less. This will ensure you don't dry out your skin or cause any unwanted irritation or itchiness.
Prioritize Lip Care
The skin on your lips is delicate and is more prone to dryness and cracks, flaky skin, and irritation. Wherever you go, carry a lip balm with you. This way, you can easily reapply an extra layer of moisture to your lips whenever you need it.
Don't Forget to Exfoliate
Exfoliating is great for buffing away dead skin and eliminating dry, flaky patches of skin. You'll want to exfoliate your skin at least once or twice a week to avoid dryness and irritation. After exfoliating, always go in with a thick moisturizer. This will help replenish any moisture loss.
Keep Using Sunscreen
Just because you can't see the sun doesn't mean it's not there. Sunscreen is a must-have year-round skincare essential. You'll want to apply an SPF 30 or higher daily to avoid fine lines, wrinkles, and damage caused by the sun.
Revisit Your Skincare
We aren't telling you that you need to replace all of the skincare products you use during winter. However, some of the formulas you use during the warmer months may not have the same effect when the weather changes.
Consider switching your cleanser and body wash for a more hydrating formula. Some formulas contain drying ingredients such as glycolic and can be extra damaging when the temperatures drop. If you feel like you’re constantly battling redness and skin irritation during winter, you’ll want to eliminate irritants and look for fragrance-free formulas.
If you're on the hunt for a new thick, winter-ready moisturizer with good-for-you ingredients: Try our Clinical Super Beauty Cream. This cream is formulated with vegan collagen tripeptide and marine algae to help significantly restore skin elasticity and prevent signs of aging.
Drink More Water
When you hydrate your body from the inside out: Your skin will thank you. Increasing your water intake during winter is a great way to help your skin stay hydrated and is a healthy habit for the winter.
Get Ahead of Winter with NatureWell Beauty
The harsh winter climate doesn’t always play well with your skin. If you’re constantly battling dryness, chapped lips, or dull skin: It’s time to make adjustments to your current skincare routine.
At NatureWell Beauty, we have an assortment of ultra-hydrating moisturizers that will help you lock in moisture and provide your skin with the essential nutrients it needs to thrive under any condition.
Start exploring our collection of moisturizers today to get started.