Harsh winter weather can really take its toll on your skin, and we’re not out of the woods yet! There’s still a couple months left of cold, dry weather and harsh indoor heat that can strip your skin of moisture and have you feeling less than glowy. You may have a hydrating ritual for the skin on your face, but we often neglect the skin on our body. Avoid dry, dull skin with some of our favorite tips and tricks on how to keep your body hydrated and glowing all winter long!
Prep your Home:
The dry, warm air from your heater is inescapable in the colder months and can quickly rob your skin of moisture. Adding more moisture to the air with a humidifier can help remedy the problem and allow your skin to stay healthy and hydrated. We love our portable HeyDewy humidifier because we can take it anywhere! From the office to the bedroom and even in the bathroom, during our skincare ritual, this pint-sized humidifier will have your skin looking and feeling...well, you guessed it, dewy!
Your skin cells dehydrate and dry up faster in the winter months, so it’s important to buff away dead skin and buildup in order to make room for new, healthy cells to grow. Before you shower, try using a dry brush, starting from your feet and working your way up with controlled, gentle strokes. Dry Brushing not only exfoliates your body, it naturally boosts your energy and is an invigorating way to start the day! We recommend the eco-friendly Pearwood and Natural Bristle Dry Brush from Noniko.
Post Shower Ritual:
The “two minute rule” suggests applying your favorite moisturizer no later than 2 minutes after your bath or shower, so moisture is locked in and doesn’t have the opportunity to evaporate off your skin. Our hydrating body crémes provide a deep level of hydration with coconut and avocado oils that help to hydrate, repair, and smooth.
Nourish your Hands:
If you’re like us, your hands are chapped and dull from nearly a year of constant washing and sanitizing. In fact, we struggled so much to find a hydrating hand sanitizer that nourished our hands while effectively keeping them clean that we decided to create our own! Hyaluronic Acid is the key ingredient in our Ultra Hydrating Hand Sanitizer because it holds nearly 1,000 times its weight in water, making it the key molecule involved in skin moisture. With 80% ethyl alcohol naturally derived from agave plants, this mini hand treatment in a bottle not only nourishes and hydrates, it keeps your hands clean.
Rejuvenate Damaged Nails:
Our Luminous Oil not only works wonders on your face, but it’s also perfect for restoring dry, cracked nails and cuticles. The key ingredient, squalene, which is part of our skin’s natural moisture barrier, instantly hydrates and maintains moisture levels leaving your skin, hair, and nails nourished and replenished. Simply add a drop or two to your nails/cuticles once a day and watch them transform from brittle to beautiful!
We hope these tips help you fight the adverse effects of harsh winter weather and keep your skin happy, healthy, and hydrated!