Winter is coming, and along with it, a host of dreaded skincare woes: dryness, chapped lips, redness – you name it.
As the cold weather stealthily creeps up on us, the humidity levels in the air begin to go down. That, coupled with the dry heat from indoor heaters and a slowdown of the sebaceous glands in our skin, is enough to make your normally healthy skin feel and look dehydrated. Moreover, it also aggravates skin sensitivity, which further leaves us susceptible to more serious skin conditions.
So, what do you do?
Well, it is safe to say with a drop in the temperature, you need to change more than just your wardrobe. Your skincare needs an upgrade, too. Those light and watery moisturizers you swore by during summer aren’t just going to cut it anymore. But wait, before you start planning a complete skincare overhaul, read on for simple tips to make a seamless transition:
The importance of moisturizing during the colder months cannot be overstated. Your skin is drier and more sensitive during this time of the year, which is why you need to level up your hydration game. Since humectants alone won’t be enough, look for moisturizers that contain humectants in addition to emollients and occlusives. But make sure you keep your skin type in mind while buying a moisturizer, or any skincare product for that matter.
The sun may seem elusive during winter but that doesn’t mean you skip the SPF. Even when the shine isn’t shining bright, the harmful UV rays can still reach your skin. So, slather a generous layer of sunscreen on all exposed parts of your body before you head out the door.
You may love your long, indulgent hot-water baths during winter, but they can be bad news for your skin. According to dermatologists, prolonged contact with hot water can strip your skin of its natural moisture content, thus making you feel even drier than normal. Take short, lukewarm showers, preferably just once a day. And immediately after the shower, apply a moisturizer while your skin is still damp to lock in the hydration.
Winter skincare also includes what you apply on your body during bath time. That means you need to switch up your products. For instance, instead of using your regular cleanser, go for a gentle cleanser that doesn’t remove the natural oils from your face and body. You can also use soaps with hydrating ingredients like apple cider to give your skin that extra boost of moisture.
Give your skin some warm and hydrating love this winter with Voss Botanicals’ collection of bath and skincare products. Browse through our website or check out our Etsy store to discover a range of luxurious natural and handmade products, including our popular pumpkin soap, scrubs, face and body bars, balms, and lotions, and so much more.