dry winter skin tips

Dry Winter Skin? Get Glowing with 5 Simple Tips

Winter can often be tough on skin, because of its harsh, dry weather that can leave our skin feeling dull, dry and irritated. As temperatures drop and indoor heating systems crank up, it's more important than ever to take extra care of our skin to keep it healthy and glowing. From moisturizing to hydration, there are many simple steps we can take to How to keep skin hydrated in winter and protect it skin from the elements. In this blog post, we'll explore the best practices for taking care of your skin during the cold winter months and provide you with practical tips for maintaining a healthy, radiant complexion.

Why does skin flare up with irritation in winter?

Skin can flare up in winter due to various factors such as:

  • Cold, dry air which can strip skin of moisture
  • Indoor heating which further dries out skin
  • Lower humidity levels leading to dry skin
  • Wearing heavy, scratchy clothing
  • Exposure to harsh chemicals in skin care products

These factors can cause itching, redness, and flaking of the skin. There are many simple steps we can take to protect our skin from the elements and keep it looking its best all winter long.

Our top winter skincare tips

  1. Hype up the humidity. The combination of indoor heating and dry external air greatly reduces the humidity our skin needs. An inexpensive humidifier is a great way to keep moisture in both the air and your skin. Alternatively you can place a wet towel or a bowl of water by radiator which will allow the moisture to diffuse into the air. Both of these work great to prevent dry skin in winter.
  2. Winter skincare for sensitive skin. Bring on the hydrating boost to compensate for the moisture that winter strips away!
    1. Wash- Switch to gentle sulfate free face wash. Try Sensi Wash, formulated to not harsh detergents that can irritate skin. Includes oat extract to visible calk redness and irritation.
    2. Toner- Try Blue Butterfly Calming Toner, made with extracts of aloe, olive leaf, chamomile and blue butterfly pea flower to calm and soothe skin while keep it fresh and hydrated.
    3. Moisturize- Try a richer daily moisturizer such as Omega Sculpting Cream. Infused with Organic Omega Oil, the luxuriously rich formula adds a boost of moisture and protection for dry winter weather.
    4. Protect- Add a comforting layer of protection with Blue Butterfly Balm. Made of all natural botanical ingredients, this delicious balm melts into your skin like an oil and adds a layer of protection for up to 24 hours.
    5. Nourish- Give your skin the nourishment it craves with Organic Omega Oil. All natural and loaded with Omega 3, 6, and 9 to help skin remain glowing and vibrant no matter what the weather is.
      PRO TIP Layering on moisture throughout the day with a few drops of face oil will help protect skin from winter weather and add a radiant glow. Keep some in your makeup bag and pat over makeup for a refreshed, dewy look.
  3. Use an overnight face mask for added hydration and a boost of radiance.
    Blustery weather dehydrates and dulls the skin, making skin look older and weathered. The winter is the opportune time to introduce your skin to an overnight facial mask that hydrates and nourishes throughout the night, facilitating the growth of healthy, new skin cells. Omega Overnight Mask is rich in Omega 3, 6 and 9 allowing your skin to drink up moisture and wake up with plumper smoother skin.
  4. Don’t forget sunscreen. Yes, even in winter! If there is enough light outside to read the newspaper, there are enough ultraviolet rays that contribute to wrinkles, age spots and other skin disorders. These damaging effects are increased when sun’s rays are reflecting off the snow. Apply a moisturizing sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 30 about half an hour before going out.
  5. Minimize long hot soaks and steams. As tempting as a long, hot bath or shower may seem, consider that extended exposure to hot water and steam can strip skin’s natural oils, drying out skin all over including your face. Warm, short showers are more beneficial to skin in the winter as they are less drying.
    PRO TIP If skin is already itchy or flaking, add a bit of oatmeal or baking soda to your bathwater for some quick, all-natural relief.
  6. Nutrition. Staying hydrated and incorporating healthy foods into your diet are essential for maintaining healthy skin, especially during the winter months. Proper hydration helps to keep your skin moisturized and supple from the inside out, while a healthy diet of foods high in vitamins C, E, and A, such as leafy greens, citrus fruits, berries, nuts, and sweet potatoes, can help protect and nourish the skin. Foods high in omega-3 fatty acids, such as salmon, chia seeds, and walnuts, can help maintain healthy cell membranes and protect against inflammation and keep your skin healthy and radiant.

Our skin experts are happy to answer any skincare related questions you have. Email them at experts@sonyadakar.com

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