Winter is a wonderful time of the year - holidays, warm fires, crisp air, and for many, fresh fallen snow. But the colder temperature and lower humidity affect the condition of your skin and mine is no different. As I age, I become even more dry in the winter each year. There are a few ways to keep your skin soft naturally.
The best piece of advice I can give is to use a top notch moisturizer after showering for the best protection against dry skin. It's important to use all natural ingredients in a lotion because you don't need all the chemicals that are in most these days. Nature's Beauty Mix has an excellent moisturizer good for all over the body, but it's gentle enough for use on your face as well.
The Almond Vanilla Face and Body Lotion is my pick from their company. The ingredients, at least for me, are what make it special. I am a huge fan of coconut oil and Shea butter because they do the best job of moisturizing my skin, including tough to keep soft spots like my elbows. Coconut oil is not greasy and tends to rub in to the skin very well. Shea butter is a super moisturizer and really makes my skin glow. The scent, a combination of vanilla extract and almond oil, is perfect for the winter season. Every bit of the face and body lotion ingredients are all natural, so I definitely recommend it. Even those with sensitive skin can use this lotion because it doesn't contain any of the usual irritants found in chemical laden lotions.
Nature's Beauty Mix has a philosophy I can stand behind. Each product is made fresh to order to ensure you get the best possible product. Only all natural ingredients are used, and the products formulated in a way as to provide the very best moisturizing benefits. A lotion like this can be used morning and night without fear.
Here are a few other things you can do to protect your skin throughout the winter:
1. Sun protection is very important in the winter months, just as it
is year-round. Many people forget to use sunscreen, but sun reflects off snow and ice, and you can actually get double the sun exposure.
2. Sun Glasses are even more important in the winter around snow. Believe me, you don't want to know the agony of being snow blind. Without sun glasses, you squint and that lead to wrinkles around your eyes.
3. Elbows, knees, and feet are completely covered in the winter months, and usually forgotten until spring. Clothing and boots can cause friction that creates a buildup of thick skin. A good scrubbing with a natural loofah sponge, followed by The Almond Vanilla Face and Body Lotion will remove any problems here.
4. The skin on your hands is thinner than on other areas of your body. Hands needs extra protection and winter skin care. Make sure that after washing your hands you dry them and use a good hand cream. Wearing gloves outdoors will also protect them and keep your skin soft.
5. Protecting your lips with a good lip balm is good winter skin care. Avoid licking your lips as much as possible, since that will cause your lips to crack and chap. Drink more water to give your lips moisture. If you get a bad case of chapped or cracked lips, use a good herbal lip balm before bed, and you should be good to go in the morning.
6. Winter winds and low humidity are also hard on your hair, and using a rich, deep hair conditioner is important to restore moisture to your hair. If you wash your hair every day, during the winter try washing it every other day. Brushing your hair every night will move the oil from your scalp onto the hair making it look healthier.