As summer fades, dry skin creeps in. When this happens, you might be tempted to drown yourself with lotion. Lotion is definitely an important part of the equation, but for optimal skin, trying a more holistic approach could be just the ticket. How? Glad you’ve asked. We’ve got three easy, comprehensive ways for you to keep your skin healthy and happy this fall.
Simple Life Hacks to Keep Skin Hydrated
1. Tweak Your Shower Routine
During drier months, it’s important to pay close attention to shower routine. There are a few small adjustments you can make to prevent your skin from drying out. For starters, try reducing the length of your shower. Somewhere between 5 to 10 minutes is good for winter months, as prolonged showers can pull moisture from your skin. But if you can’t part with long showers, try reducing the temperature from hot to warm. Warm showers will extract moisture from the skin at a slower pace than hot ones. Finally, try air drying or blotting with your towel. Firmly rubbing a towel against your skin may dry out or irritate skin.
2. Eat the Right Foods
You know antioxidants are good for heart health, but did you know they also help your skin healthy? Well, your skin cells, that is. To get your fill on antioxidants, consider eating berries, leafy greens like spinach, or even chocolate. Something else that may surprise you, foods high in good fats keep your skin hydrated by replenishing cell membranes—aka the barrier holds in moisture. Fats can come from sources like fish, nuts like pecans, avocados, and sweet potatoes. There are too many skin-friendly foods to list, so do a quick web search to see which appeals to your palette.
3. Look at Your Surroundings
Your home has a big impact on your the hydration of your skin. Small tweaks, however, will make a difference between flaky dry skin and soft hydrated skin. You’ll want to resist the urge to pump up the thermostat as heat steals moisture. It will take some experimentation to get the right temperature for your household, but if you’re still noticing dry skin, grab some cozy socks and try spending the next few days at even in lower temperatures. Another way to hydrate your environment: Add a humidifier to your home. Just make sure you place it where you spend the most time in.
Right Products Make the Biggest Difference
Of course, we can’t ignore the most reliable of hydrating options: moisturizer. But with so many out there to choose from, it can be daunting to know what’s worth it. That’s why looking at ingredients is so important. Low-quality moisturizers may contain nasty chemicals that clog pores, create irritation, and waste your money. That’s why we’ve created the Jojoba Gel Cream, a special, high-quality fusion of flowers, proteins, vitamins and Jojoba Oil (more on Jojoba benefits here). For more peace of mind, it’s been clinically tested gel soothes and softens dehydrated skin, alleviates irritation and redness, and restores the skin’s natural luster and suppleness.