As the winter chill enters the air, you will probably notice subtle changes in your skin. Seasonal changes in temperature and the lower humidity can trigger dryness and ashiness.
Cold winter air and harsh winds draws moisture out of the skin, and many of the things we do during the winter to keep warm can also contribute to this dryness.
All us gals, and a few guys :-) here at Jaqua Beauty, & Jaqua Bath and Body love these tips to help keep your skin well hydrated, soft and smooth through the winter season. Along with our great products we can help keep your skin stay happy, smooth, and always touchable.
1. Hydrate the Skin.
Be sure to keep the skin hydrated to alleviate dryness and itchiness. We use a combination of our Pacific Pomelo Dry Oil Spray
as soon as we exit the shower to lock in hydration! Make sure you don't miss your back and shoulders.
2. Be Gentle.
Use gentle products, formulated for dry skin and that are alcohol free to avoid further drying out the skin. All of our Jaqua Beauty products
are alcohol free and formulated with nourishing butters and and vitamin and fruit extracts for extra healing and moisturizing
3. Shorten Bath Time.
Take shorter showers and baths. Long showers and soaking in the tub too long can strip the skin of natural oils. Try to keep baths and showers to 15 minutes or less.
4. Moisturize When Needed.
Moisturize whenever skin feels dry and itchy. Use the nighttime hours to
treat yourself to moisturizing facial and body masques. Moisturize dry hands and feet with moisturizing butters like Shea butter. We love our Pacific Pomelo Body Butter with Shea Butter
, lazish on your hands and feet and cover with cotton gloves and socks overnight.
5. Stop Getting Into Hot Water.
Shower and bath in lukewarm water. It’s tempting to take long hot showers and baths, but hot water will also rob the skin of moisture. To lock moisture into the skin after bathing, do not completely towel dry. Pat skin with a towel to absorb excess water and apply moisturizer while the skin is still damp. Again, we love our Jaqua Spa Dry Oil Sprays.
Formulated with Shea butter they lock in moisture and keep your skin smooth and hydrated all day without feeling greasy.
6. Don't Over-Cleanse.
Don’t wash the face more than once or twice a day. Try cleansing the face at night when you have the most grime, environmental pollutants and makeup on the face. Then rinse the face with warm water in the morning and immediately apply a moisturizing face cream with sunscreen. Excessive washing removes the protective lipid layer of the skin’s surface causing it to dry out.
7. Reduce Indoor Heat.
The dry indoor heat also contributes to dry skin. Make sure that the temperature of your home is not too hot. Keep the temperature between 68 – 70 degrees. Not only will this help your skin, but it will also help your heating bill as well! And why not have more excusses to cuddle!!
8. Spend Less Time by the Fire.
While sitting near fireplaces feels warm and cozy, it also dries out the skin. So enjoy your time by the fire, snuggle even, but try to limit it to save your skin :-)
9. Avoid Wool.
Avoid wool sweaters and scarves and other harsh fabrics that rub against the skin and cause dryness. Wear softer, more breathable fabrics like cotton and cashmere.
10. Use Sunscreen.
Always use sunscreen in the winter months, even on cloudy, overcast days.
11. Avoid Chapped Skin and Remember the Lips.
Put moisturizers and sunscreen on the skin 30 minutes before going out into the cold. Going outside before the creams and lotions absorb into the skin can cause dryness by the liquid evaporating or freezing on the skin contributing to dryness and chapped skin. Don't forget the lips. Wear a moisturizing lipstick or lip balm with SPF.
12. Drink Water.
Drink plenty of water throughout the day. Even though water does not actually moisturize the skin, it keeps your insides hydrated and helps remove toxins and keep skin cells functioning properly.
13. Eat For Warmth, Healthy and Beauty
. Be sure to eat a healthy diet. This season is perfect for warm vegetable-based soups, loaded with vitamins and antioxidants.
We love the winter time. Playing in the snow. big cozy sweaters and boots but we always remember to take care of our skin! Love the skin you are in! Jaqua Beauty