Just because temperatures are still nose-diving this winter season, doesn't mean that your skin's health (and appearance!) have to. While freezing temperatures, low humidity and dry, furnace-blasted air can leave your skin feeling flakey, itchy and irritated skin, there are simple steps you can take to keep it looking and feeling its best all winter long. Check out our top five, go-to tips—each perfect for boosting any winter skincare regimen!
Bring on the Moisture
Lower temperatures greatly up your risk of dehydrated, dull-looking skin. Keep the build-up of dead skin cells at bay by moisturizing with a "non-clogging" oil-based cream within three minutes of skin being damp. We recommend our very own Lavilin Jojoba Gel Cream, which is known for it's ability to restore the skin’s natural luster and suppleness, while softening and hydrating dry skin. Plus, out of all of nature’s compounds, jojoba seed oil is the most similar to human skin oil!
Humidify Your Air
Replace moisture lost in the air from central heat by using a humidifier while you sleep, and wake up with softer, more supple skin. This is especially important for people who already live in low-humidity climates or who are constantly around furnaces during colder months.
Support Cell Regeneration
From your face to your soles, remove old, dry skin cells to reveal the soft, beautiful and bright skin underneath. Naturally-based repair formulas, such Lavilin's Foot Repair Emulsion, not only work to get rid of hard, dry skin, but also help to mend cracks and fissures on feet. And for ultimate winter hydration, top it off with our Foot Moisturizing Gel while you're at it!
Avoid Super Hot Baths
Although soaking in a hot bath or steamy shower sounds and feels wonderful after a cold, winter day, the intense heat can actually lead your skin to lose moisture more easily. Stick to a warm shower or bath for a shorter amount of time instead.
Nourish Skin from the Inside Out
While cosmetics may help on the surface, what you put into your body is just as important for your skin's health. Drinking plenty of water, limiting foods that dehydrate your body (i.e. junk food and refined sugars) and taking vitamins that are know for their skin-improving elements (such as Vitamin B and C) can help improve the moisture content and elasticity of dry skin—and even reduce fine lines, wrinkles, and oxidative stress.