With the drier climate and cooler temperatures, winter can wreak havoc on your skin. Adding a few things to your routine, however, will ensure your skin is defended against the winter season. Read on for our top tips for winter-proofing your skin.
We sat down with The Garden Spa’s Esthetician, Jessica, to get her recommendations of the best ways to combat the winter blues when it comes to your skin.
Don’t forget to hydrate from the inside out by drinking water and consuming foods high in water content. If cold water doesn’t sound appealing when it’s chilly out, try warm water with lemon or tea.
Avoid Overly Hot Showers & Baths
Although tempting, steaming hot showers and piping hot baths can strip skin of much-needed moisture. Instead of cranking up the hot water, try a warm/hot bath with an added touch of oatmeal or a moisturizing bath soak. Cut shower time down to avoid excessive drying-out of the skin.
Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize!
During the winter, your skin not only needs more moisture, but immediately after you wash. When you apply moisture to damp skin, it helps seal the dampness into the skin and lock in the benefits. Keep lotion handy near your bath, shower and sink and use liberally every time you wash.
Use A Humidifier
Indoor heating and low humidity in the winter cause the skin to be more dry, using a humidifier helps add moisture to the air.
Change The Way You Sleep
Sleep on your back slightly elevated so excess fluid has a chance to drain (to avoid puffiness.) Doing this will help combat against premature aging as well as not allowing your pillow case to absorb all of your nightly skin care. I also highly recommend sleeping with face mask since your skin is able to absorb ingredients in products better while you sleep. I suggest using our Bamboo Age Corrective Masque from Eminence Organic Skincare.
Spritz Your Face With A Tonique
Toners help balance the skin’s natural PH. The Wild Plum Tonique from Eminence Organic Skincare is great to use because it is targeted towards dry, fatigued skin. Spritz this tonique on throughout the day to maximize its benefits.
Winter Product Recommendation
Éminence Rosehip & Lemongrass Repair Balm
It repairs, soothes and reduces redness for dry skin as well as protects the skin from drying environmental factors.
SOY FREE – NUT FREE – GLUTEN FREE
Heal your skin with the revolutionary powers of this super balm. Contains a Natural Repair Complex for dry skin needing relief from element exposure. Use as a spot-treatment or as an ultra-rich moisturizer on face or body to repair and reduce redness caused by dry skin.
1 oz / 30 ml