Sweater weather is nice, but sometimes the frigid winter air can make your skin dry, sensitive and irritated. Cold weather can leave your skin feeling parched by drawing out moisture and slowing down its natural oil production. When we come inside, the dry indoor heat and extra hot showers can leech out even more.
Don’t worry though, there are lots of natural ways to fight dry skin and keep your skin happy and healthy this winter.
Plant Oils help protect and repair winter skin.
Rather than depriving yourself of a hot shower after a chilly walk home in the snow, just make sure you replenish the moisture in your skin.
Vitamin-rich plant oils nourish the skin and protect it from damaging sun and cold air.
Organic jojoba oil is the perfect moisturizer for dry skin caused by winter weather. It’s ultra-hydrating, but not greasy, and has long-lasting moisturizing power to keep your skin supple and protected all day. It’s also very similar to the oils your body naturally produces, making it safe for sensitive skin and acne-prone skin. Jojoba oil contains Vitamins E and B-complex vitamins, which help to regenerate the skin and repair damage caused by the nippy weather and the sun. Not to mention it’s also anti-microbial, deterring any bacteria hanging around on scarves or winter hats from turning into acne.
This amazing oil is the base of our CBD + BOTANICAL EXTRACTS FACE SERUM. We slowly infuse jojoba oil with fresh, consciously-sourced whole plant extracts like anti-inflammatory Nettle, skin-tightening Gotu-Kola, collagen-producing Horsetail and calming Calendula. This is a methodical, timely process that requires upwards of three weeks to complete and the end result is a potent and nutrient-dense extract that we include in every bottle. Paired with CBD, our formula contains a total of 24 botanicals to soothe and hydrate your skin. Vitamin-rich plant oils nourish the skin and protect it from damaging sun and cold air.
A happy, healthy body means happy, healthy skin.
Products are a great way to supplement your skincare regimen, but glowing skin comes from within. Some helpful tips:
1. Fuel your body with nutritious foods and stay hydrated. It can be tempting to warm up with a latte or hot chocolate, but make sure you get your eight glasses of water per day, too! Eating the proper amount of healthy fats and omega-3’s will keep your skin plump and pliable, and fruits and veggies make sure you get all the vitamins and minerals your body needs to keep your skin looking healthy. Try adding collagen powder to your morning smoothie.
2. Exercise will help you maintain your glow throughout the colder months. Sweating is a great way to clear your pores and when you get your blood pumping it has an easier time delivering nutrients around your body. Plus, the endorphins that exercise produces boost your mood and drive away the winter blues.
3. Winter is a time for restoration. Cooler weather encourages us to cozy up indoors and rest. A good night’s sleep is essential to keeping your body and mind healthy. While we sleep, we regenerate. During the deepest stage of sleep, our body increases blood flow to our muscles and tissues and pumps out hormones and proteins that repair, rebuild and reduce inflammation. It uses this rest to recharge our batteries so that we can get up and keep being active the next day.
Dry, red, irritated, winter skin may be frustrating, but if you give yourself a little bit of extra love this winter you can have glowing, dewy skin all year round.