Winter is a magical time of year—who doesn’t want to snuggle up on the couch in some cozy pyjamas with some hot cocoa and Netflix? Unfortunately, winter also tends to wreak havoc on your skin. What can we do about excessive dryness?
The first step towards healthy skin is hydration, and that means drinking enough water each day. How much is right for you? That is dependent on your body, but the recommendation of eight 8-oz glasses of water per day is a good start! Being dehydrated not only causes dry skin, but it also depletes energy levels and limits the body’s ability to function internally.
Wearing appropriate clothing for the cold can also help combat dryness. If the winter wind is leaving you dry and cracking, make sure you layer up with gloves, scarves, and thick socks outside, and try wearing slippers or socks in your home. Heated homes are generally dry in the winter, and bare feet can easily dry out.
Hands and Feet
Everyone has experienced that moment where you step outside into the cold and every ounce of hand lotion you used earlier is just completely rendered useless, or when you head to bed and your heels snag on the sheets. Dryness can cause painful cracking on knuckles, heels, and around nails, and those cracks can take weeks to heal!
Of course, the first step toward hydration in hands and feet is a manicure and pedicure. Soaking the feet helps loosen dry skin on the heels and other pressure points, which makes removal much easier. A gentle exfoliation with a scrub leaves skin smoother, and finishing with a shea butter balm massage locks in the moisture barrier you need to keep your skin hydrated. You can follow this up with at-home care as well! Farmhouse Fresh carries shea butter lotions and balms, scrubs, and oils in a variety of delectable scents that are sure to keep your skin soft and your wallet happy. All of Farmhouse Fresh products are cruelty-free, and many are gluten-free and vegan as well!
Facial moisturizers are a one-size-fits-all kind of product, right? Wrong. It is essential to choose a facial care regimen that works for your skin type.
Every person’s face is different, and there is a massive range of products out there that may or may not be right for you! Luckily, Eminence Organics skin care products can address a variety of issues without being overwhelming. Is your face extra dry? Try the Stonecrop Whip Moisturizer for lightweight yet effective hydration. Are you worried about wrinkles? Try the Monoi Night Cream for a boost of moisture while your skin regenerates at night. Do you have sensitive skin that reacts to changes in your environment or new products? The Calm Skin Chamomile Moisturizer may be right for you! The best way to choose a new face product, however, is to speak with an esthetician. Our esthetics team is trained to help work with your skin to balance out the issues you may be experiencing. Our range of facial services can pinpoint the troubles you may be having, and we can recommend the best products to keep your face happy and healthy.
A winter wonderland does not need to mean torture for your skin. Treat yourself to some essential self-care this winter and see what a difference the right services and products can do for you! Your skin will thank you.