Cold Season Tips to Sooth Dry Skin

Cold Season Tips to Sooth Dry Skin

It is that time of the year when the leaves start turning, the sounds of Christmas songs radiate through the radio waves, and the air begins to cool and starts to dry out our skin. Here are tips to keep your skin from drying out like a lizard. Our skin starts to change with the low humidity in the air. And by changing our food and beauty regimes we can help combat dry, red, and flaky skin this winter season. The goal is to heal our dry skin from the inside out.

As we dive deeper into winter, look at your diet and how it might be affecting your skin.

Start from Within by AVOIDING certain foods

  • Alcohol, Sugar, Caffeine, Foods High in Sodium

 

REDDISH Skin: Avoid these foods

  • Red Wine, Tomatoes, Spicy Foods, Dairy

 

DRY & FLAKY Skin: Reach for these foods

  • Omega 3’s such as: Walnuts, Salmon, Sardines, Flax Seeds,
  • Evening Primrose oil

 

Hot water can decrease the natural oils from the skin creating dry skin

  • Choose shorter showers & baths in warm water
  • Considering switching from soap to body wash
  • Apply moisturizer/ oil within 5 minutes of showering or hand washing
  • Layer your moisturizer by applying oil then lotion on top of the oil
  • Layering also works well for lips

 

Now lets look at the skin and see how we can heal dry, red, or flaky skin. First look at the ingredients in your products.

Exfoliating for a smoother skin by gently sloughing off dry flaky skin cells & brighten your skin.

In low humidity try to AVOID these products

  • Retinoids, Retinol, Benzoyl Peroxide, Hydroxy Acids

 

Choose these products in low humidity

  • Micro daily exfoliants
  • Renewal Serum that will go underneath your moisturizer and will be hydrating
    • Hyaluronic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Lactic Acid
    • Fruit extracts: Hibiscus, Apple, Citrus

 

Try these regimens to calm and sooth red & itchy skin

  • Oat Kernal, Ginger, Panthenol, Sunflower, Avocado Oil

 

My favorite carrier oil is doTERRAs fractionated coconut oil. It goes on smooth. It’s super hydrating and is not sticky. Plus it absorbs wonderfully. You can find this at http://www.mydoterra.com/stoma/

 

“Moisturizer, whether straight oils or light, water-based lotions, keep your skin from drying out, thereby improving its overall tone and texture and sometimes minimizing imperfections such as wrinkles or peeling.”

 

http://www.refinery29.com/winter-skin-care

http://www.elephantjournal.com/2014/11/tips-for-protecting-parched-skin-in-chilly-winter-weather/

http://www.livestrong.com/article/548462-lotion-vs-oil-for-moisturizing/