When winter’s chilly frost sets in, the world can feel dry and lifeless, and unfortunately, our skin can, too. Dry, itchy skin is a common complaint during the colder months, and it’s no wonder. The lack of moisture in the air means less moisture in our skin, and for many, the problem can be severe, with symptoms like flaking, cracking and eczema appearing at winter’s first frost. Fortunately, Weleda products have just what your skin needs to weather the winter well. Follow these tips to keep your skin healthy and hydrated come snow, sleet and cold.
Shorten Your Showers. A long, hot shower or soak in the bathtub may be blissful after a day of sledding and snow angels, but it’s not so heavenly for our skin. Too much time in the tub can deplete our skin’s natural oils, which it needs to be healthy. Keep your showers speedy!
Look for Products with Plant Oils. Patricia Pol, Weleda’s holistic skin-care expert and esthetician at the Weleda Spa in Palisades, NY, says to look for products with nourishing plant, nut and seed oils—these ingredients protect your skin from dryness without clogging pores or inhibiting skin’s ability to breathe. Try Weleda Cold Cream, a nutrient-rich balm chock-full of essential fatty acids found in sweet almond oil to support and maintain the skin’s protective lipid barrier.
Protect Your Skin From the Elements. When you’re participating in outdoor wintertime activities, be sure to protect your face. Weleda’s NEW Calendula Weather Protection Cream is made with natural ingredients like pure beeswax to provide a breathable protective layer that’s ideal for the whole family.
Use a Humidifier. Overheated indoor air is also a cause of dry skin. Using a humidifier in your room will add moisture back into the air and help alleviate some of the radiator’s drying effects.
Switch to Weleda Facial Creams. If you currently use one of Weleda’s facial lotions—Iris, Wild Rose or Almond—you might find that our richer day creams provide more of the nourishment your skin needs to stay hydrated during the winter.
Add an Oil to Your Moisturizer. Apply a few drops of Weleda Almond Soothing Facial Oil to your favorite Weleda cream or lotion at night for an added moisture boost. Massage it into your skin to increase circulation and create a rosy glow.
Use Skin Food … Regularly. Dry hands? For a quick fix, Pol suggests applying Skin Food in the evenings to your hands and feet and sealing it in with cotton gloves and socks overnight. You’ll wake up to supersoft skin in the morning!
What are some of your tips for caring for your skin during the winter? Share your tips with us below for a chance to win a Weleda Winter Protection Kit, stocked with two of our very best products for wintertime protection: the NEW Weather Protection Cream and Cold Cream. 25 winners total! Ends 2/15.