There is an unparalleled beauty in the Winter season. Large white flakes drifting softly to earth, tree boughs drooping under its weight, and a Currier and Ives beauty to our winter vista. Such is the beauty of the Winter season. It turns us pensive as we watch Winters drama unfold.
There is a price to pay though for Mother Natures gift to us. Life is often about the supposition that for every good there is a bad consequence. Our skin pays that price. Cold winter air is very drying, as is the heated indoor air.
According to studies from the University Of Maryland Medical Center the most common causes of winter dry skin include:
🔴 Cold air outside and heated air inside cause low humidity
🔴 Forced-air furnaces make skin even drier.
🔴 Indoor heat causes the skin to lose moisture and it may even
crack and peel, or become irritated and inflamed.
🔴 Bathing too frequently, especially with harsh detergent grocery
🔴 Bathing with very hot water
🔴 Eczema may cause dry skin and is worse in winter
The good news is that much of this can be prevented. Here are some hints:
✔️ Keep your showers short
✔️ Use lukewarm, not hot, water
✔️ Use a premium, handmade soap for dry skin, not a detergent bar
✔️ Pat the skin dry leaving some moisture on the skin
✔️ Applying moisturizers within 3 minutes of showering to seal in
✔️ Reapply moisturizers frequently during the day
✔️ Increase your water intake during the day to stay hydrated
My shop, Uptown Girl Soap, has many bars of premium soap formulated for dry, sensitive skin. I know they work because, having very dry skin, I use them myself.
Skin Rescue – . A powerhouse in a very unpretentious bar of soap. As pure, organic, and natural, vegan, as possible. No color or scent added. The rich creamy color comes from a double infusion of organic Calendula flowers and a Calendula tea to mix with the lye. Excellent to maintain normal skin and really shines when skin needs a bit of help.
Shea Butter Soap- The Shea Butter Institute recommends shea butter for a host of skin problems, including winter dry skin. This bar is Shea Butter heavy and you will feel a difference in one shower. Handmade, organic, vegan and natural soap at its best. The creamy color is from the oils and the shea butter.
Goat Milk Soap – Goat milk consists of natural emollients and triglycerides that act as natural moisturizer.
There are many others that will help with dry, sensitive skin, but these are my favorites. There is no need to suffer with winter dry skin as there are easy ways to return your skin to a normal condition. I also have several different skin moisturizers to get you through the winter season! Before you know it, it will be time to dust off your bikinis.