It’s that time of year, where the weather drops to negative 50 degrees and winter boots and sweaters come out, snow falls, and unfortunately, our skin takes a turn for the worst. I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one who experiences this on a day to day basis, but cold weather means extremely dry skin for me. From the worst dandruff, to peeling skin on my face, heels, etc. It’s the worst thing about the cold, and keeping a winter skincare routine is the only way I can treat my skin back to its healthy, glowing self.
How to Relieve Dry Winter Skin?
During the winter months, I sometimes wake up with a severely dry face, like I left a face mask on all-night kinda feeling. It’s the absolute worst, but my winter skincare routine really helps to minimize that super dry skin feeling, and keeps my skin healthy and maintains its natural glow. I like to use a face wash that’s thicker and more moisturizing with almond oil, or any sort of naturally hydrating products. I immediately go in with Hyaluronic Acid Serum and other facial oils that I’m loving, and this truly makes a difference. With consistency, the skin hydration is real, and hyaluronic acid has become my night and shining, skincare must have.
How to deal with Dandruff?
For some reason, right when winter hits, my scalp decides to go haywire, and those annoying dry flakes start to appear. A lot of us reach for the typical drug store brand dandruff shampoos, but take it from me who has really gone through it, those are the absolute worst for your scalp! They might do the trick temporarily, but they do not heal your scalp from what it needs the most, moisture!
This is why we definitely recommend picking up a scalp mask, and putting in the effort with those stubborn flakes. The most effective remedies tend to be the most simple ones, and that includes coconut oil, apple cider vinegar masks, and other homemade hair masks.
For stubborn dandruff, apply coconut oil throughout your scalp and add a teaspoon or so of apple cider vinegar (if you can stand the smell), let sit on your scalp for 20 minutes or so, and wash off with a simple, sulfate and paraben free shampoo. Dandruff shampoo brands like head and shoulders, are packed with sulfates, which dry out your scalp even further.
We believe in all-natural, and it truly shows. With a little patience and dedication, heal your dry skin the natural way.
How to Treat Dry Skin Naturally?
Avoiding dry skin can be difficult since we don’t really get to decide how our skin reacts to changes in temperature. However, avoiding it naturally is the best way to go. Minimizing consumption of complicated products, with unpronounceable ingredients is best for your dry skin in the long run. Back then, our grandmas and aunties all took care of their skin with natural ingredients such as coconut oil, olive oil, yogurt, honey, and anti-inflammatory herbs such as turmeric. This way of natural living is the best kept secret to healthy skincare.
Winter Skin Care products we love
We mentioned a couple of our favorite winter skincare products throughout the article, however there are a few products we highly recommend trying out! Perfect for every skin type, these products will probably make you reconsider the drug store, or whatever fancy skincare purchases you’ve made.
Marigold Body Balm - I’m gonna keep this one short and sweet. If you’re looking for a winter skincare essential, trust us when we say the combination of beeswax and the powerful blend of marigold (calendula), will make your skin glow. Not only does this product immediately treat any dry skin, it’s incredibly lightweight, all natural, and non-greasy. Check it out here and if you can pronounce all the ingredients, know that you’ll be doing your skin a favor.
Face Cleansing Brush - I’m not really a fan of fancy skincare tools, but I really like this one for my dry skin in particular. When complimented with a hydrating face wash, our Silicone Face Cleansing Brush really works to remove any dead skin cells, with powerful vibrations. It’s also super easy to clean, and battery powered. I like to use this in the morning, pat my face dry, and apply my favorite moisturizer right after. I can literally feel a fresh new set of skin cells coming in after I use this.
Heal your skin from Within
With all of that being said, I’d like to depart with saying true beauty comes from within. Yeah, I know it’s cheesy, but seriously you are what you eat. Focus on eating omega-3’s such as salmon, fatty fish, avocados, and chia seeds, and your dry skin will begin to look up over time. Additionally, avoiding any harmful skincare products (i.e drugstore products), will help with all natural healing. Consider products such as coconut oil, jojoba oil, and simple balms to be a part of your daily skincare routine. Dry skin sucks, but don’t let it stop you from living your best life!