1 Simple Trick For Healthy Skin in Prep for Spring
Though the days are getting longer and spring may be just around the corner, for many of us, the blistering winter cold is still in full swing. This cold weather, with its low relative humidity, wreaks havoc on our skin, making it dry and flaky. Not only is the air drier, but indoor heating further depletes the skin of moisture. The result? Winter itch. In fact, colder weather months can trigger skin conditions ranging from xerosis (dry skin) to eczema.
The health of our skin is important because, as the largest organ, the skin actually performs a surprising number of the body’s essential functions. According to New York Presbyterian, “Among other things, (skin) protects the body from the many viruses and bacteria that a person is exposed to daily.” So, keeping the skin healthy, especially during cold weather months is important because frigid temperatures often pose the highest risk to our skin.
But don’t fret! We’ve got an easy trick to stay ahead of those cold weather threats to your skin: HEAL That’s right! That one word, “HEAL” could just be the acronym that saves your skin:
H is for Hydration –
Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize! Cold weather can make your skin dry and flaky, so using a good moisturizer that suits your skin type is crucial. Look for moisturizers that contain hydrating ingredients like hyaluronic acid, glycerin, and ceramides. Apply generously after cleansing and toning, and remember to reapply throughout the day as needed.
E is for Exfoliation –
Exfoliating is an essential step in any skincare routine, but during the colder months, it’s crucial to be gentle with your skin. Over-exfoliation can cause sensitivity, irritation, and dryness, so limit exfoliation to once a week and choose a mild, non-abrasive exfoliant that won’t strip your skin of its natural oils.
A is for Add –
Add a facial oil. Facial oil can work wonders for dry, winter skin. Look for nourishing oils like argan, jojoba, or rosehip, which can help to replenish the skin’s moisture barrier, making it soft and supple.
L is for your Lips –
Chapped lips are not only a common problem during winter, but they can also become painful distractions and reminders of our need to care for our protective outer layer.So, always make sure to carry a lip balm. They’re small but mighty so keep one in multiple just-in-case places, like your bag, purse, pocket, car, end table, night stand, etc. Look for balms that contain natural ingredients like beeswax, cocoa butter, or shea butter, which can soothe and hydrate your lips.
HEAL, is a fun memory trick that reminds us of the importance of protecting our skin during cold months. After all, if we protect our skin, our skin can do a better job of protecting us against the elements. In fact, one last bonus trick is this: give your skin a protective skin! Don’t forget to wear a scarf or a hat to protect your face and lips from the biting wind. As the weather turns to warmth and sunnier skies, our skin protection regiment will shift. So stay tuned for those tips in a few months!
Check out Youngevity’s must-have skincare products 👇
Creamy Cleanser – A go-to gentle cleanser that softens as it cleanses, leaving your skin feeling supple and refreshed
Night Cream – An organic night cream that moisturizes while you sleep, allowing you to wake up to glowing, hydrated skin
Tangerine Essential Oil Lip Balm – Infused with vibrant essential oils, this lip balm soothes and revitalizes those chapped and flaky winter lips
Hollywood Fresh Shea Body Butter – Hydrate and replenish from head to toe with this rich combination of shea avocado butter and essential oils.