November 06, 2019

Wellness Wednesday: How to Hydrate Dry Winter Skin

Breaking News: Thanksgiving’s in three weeks. Christmas and Year 2020 are right around the corner. You better believe it baby, winter isn’t just coming, winter is HERE. While your belly might be a little fuller and your clothes are fitting a little tighter, you might be asking yourself, “What’s up with my skin?”

Have you noticed chapped, flakey, red, itchy, maybe even sore legs, arms and face? And it's giving you that not so lit-from-within-glow? Dry irritated skin is the bane of my existence; temperatures drop, humidity levels fall, and it’s all sorts of ugly. Hate to break it to you honey, your skin is thirsty. Here are our top 6 simple tips on how to hydrate dry winter skin:

  1. Drink Water Like It’s Your Job
    According to the old rule of thumb, drink 8+ glasses of water. Pro tip: If plain old H2O isn't your thing, add sliced oranges or lemons for a little citrus zing.

  2. Eat Your Water
    Add water-rich foods like strawberry, celery, cantaloupe, peaches, and cucumber. These high water content foods are refreshing, hydrating, nutritious, and oh-so onolicious (delicious)!

  3. Not So Hot
    Use less-hot hot water in the shower to prevent over-stripping of the protective oils from your skin. How can you tell if it's too hot? If the water is causing your skin to turn red like a lobster, it's too hot.

  4. Sunscreen, Sunscreen, and More Sunscreen.
    Always keep your skin protected from the sun's harsh UV rays with SPF 30 or more.

  5. LO-TI-ON
    Apply moisturizer in the PM and AM to help lock in your skin’s moisture 24/7. Regardless of your skin type or age, slathering on a trusted moisturizer will help keep your skin feeling smoother, softer, and protected against moisture loss.

  6. Mask Off
    Add a deep moisturizing mask to your nighttime skin routine. We like masks that contain ingredients like Vitamin E, avocado, oatmeal (which is amazing on sensitive skin with inflammation), and botanicals oils such as calendula, aloe, argan, and jojoba oil (which helps balance your skin's natural oils)

Say bye bye bye to thirsty skin. Just like succulents flourishing in dry climates, you are now a pro at helping your body and skin retain healthy hydration!

What are your favorite ways to keep your skin hydrated during the winter? And what wellness topics would you like to read about?