Although winter means cosiness and cuddling with your loved one, it also means dry crackling skin due to low temperatures.
In winter, cold weather means less moisture in the air. Dry winter air dries the skin out, and indoor heating just adds to the problem.
If left untreated, dry skin is prone to cracking, scaling, even bleeding. Here are seven things to do for dry skin in winter weather.
1. KISS YOUR LONG HOT SHOWERS GOODBYE
Long hot showers are perfect match for winter time, below zero temperatures, with hot water that opens the pores and dehydrates the skin. To keep the skin hydrated, take showers that last 5 to 10 minutes, and use warm water instead of hot. Dry your skin using a soft towel and apply a moisturizer, such as the Herbacin Body Lotion while the skin is still moist, to keep the moisture in.
2. SCRUB, SCRUB, SCRUB!
A mild, once-a-week scrub will help you keep your skin healthy. Scrubbing removes dead skin cells, prevents build-ups and drying of skin.
3. DIY MOISTURIZER MASK
No need to buy a moisturizer mask since you can make it at home.
In a small bowl, mix a half of a ripe avocado, a teaspoon of yoghurt and half a teaspoon of honey. Apply a thin even layer all over your face. Let it sit for at least ten minutes, then rinse with warm water. Repeat weekly during winter months, or whenever your skin dries out.
4. PREVENT CHAPPED LIPS
Low temperatures and cold winds can be hard on our lips, with all the cracking and sores. Always keep handy a lip moisturizer, such as the Herbacin Lip Balm. Apply before going out, or when your lips are dry.
5. GET SOME MORE OF THE OMEGA-3 FATTY ACIDS
Omega-3 fatty acids help your skin, nails and hair keep their natural moisture. Omega-3 fatty acids are found in salmon, olive oil, walnuts, and beans.
Not a fan of fish and nuts? Don’t worry; you can take a fish oil supplement to get your daily dose of moisturizing fatty acids.
6. DRINK WATER!
To keep yourself hydrated on the inside as well as on the outside, drink a lot of water. Plain water is boring? Add some herbs or fruit, and boost your water with a bit of natural flavor.
7. KEEP YOUR HANDS MOISTURIZED
As flu season approaches, we wash our hands more often. Hand washing is a healthy habit, but to avoid additional drying of the skin, use Herbacin Liquid Soap that makes your hands soft and smooth.
You should always have a non-greasy hand moisturizer such as the Herbacin Hand Cream next to your kitchen sink, so you could keep your hands moisturized every time you get them wet. A travel size hand cream would fit your purse, desk, or automobile, and keep your hands hydrated on the go.
The entire Herbacin product line is now available in dm stores.