Harsh winter weather and overheated homes can strip our skin of its natural moisture barrier, making it feel itchy and dry and often resulting in the worsening of skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. The key is to protect our skin from the inside out.
Here are some tips to help out:)
- Buy a humidifier for your home and keep the interior temperatures around 22 degrees Celsius.
- Visit your local health store and get a good quality moisturizer without harsh chemicals and alcohol. Look for ingredients like shea butter, coconut oil, rosehip oil and essential oils. During winter months we need a moisturizer that is thicker and more fatty than during summer months.
- When taking a bath, use natural bath oils to add moisture.
- Use lip balms with beeswax to help seal in moisture.
- Consume more good fats than usual including hemp seed oil, flax seed oil, UDO’s oil, avocado, nuts, seeds and their butters.
- Increase your intake of Vitamin C to support collagen production. Consume more citrus fruits, berries, carrots and broccoli. You can also add Camu Camu superfood powder to fresh juices or smoothies.
- Enjoy saunas as much as possible to increase skin moisture. Use oils like coconut or almond to hydrate your skin while in the sauna. This will make such a difference.
Have an amazing winter and don’t let the cold spoil the fun:). Go out there and be the best snowball thrower you can be 🙂