5 Tips for Winter Skin Care

As the seasons change, you might find your skin is having trouble adapting.  Here are our favorite tips for making the best of it:

  • Change Your Moisturizer Routine: Are you waking up feeling like a prune?  Colder weather means drier air and you might need to up the ante on your face moisturizer routine.  Using a serum?  Switch to using it twice a day or to a salve at night.  Using a salve?  Try using it in the morning and at night.

  • Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate! In addition to drier skin, winter also brings along nasty viruses and the flu.  While we understand the urge to head straight for the coffee, trying reaching for a glass of water first thing each morning instead to help re-hydrate your skin and flush toxins from your body.  Water too boring?  Add a bit of lemon juice.

  • Get to Know Body Oil: Adding a body oil to your post-shower regimen can lock in moisture all day and banish crocodile skin.  As tempting as it is to stand in a hot shower (guilty as charged here!), try to keep water more tepid to avoid stripping your skin of its vital natural oils.

  • Don't Forget Your Hair! Cold,dry air is tough on your tresses.  Protect longer strands by tucking them under a cap as the weather changes.  Use a hair treatment to repair damaged strands.

  • Honey: When your skin is going beserk and nothing seems to be working, turn to our favorite standby: a raw honey mask.  Naturally antibatcterial, raw honey is anti-inflammatory, moisturizing and soothing for your skin.  Smear on a tablespoon or so and let sit at least 20 minutes.  Wash off with a wet washcloth.