Caring for Winter Skin

January 22, 2015

While much of the country has been in midst of winter for awhile, here in South Texas we don’t really experience our full winter until this month. Although I won’t compare the winter I experience to the winter those of you up north experience, the drastic temperature drops still wreak havoc on my skin.

After looking up remedies for my suddenly dry, itchy skin, I learned that a lot of people experience skin changes in the winter. Since I’m clearly not the only one with this problem, I thought it would be helpful to share some of the relief that I found useful!

Our skin changes so much in the winter because we battle the cold outside and then go inside to heated homes, cars and workplaces and then back out into the cold. The constant change in temperatures is terrible for our skin!

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We know that the key to preventing dry skin is to moisturize and this DIY Dry Skin Balm from Simple Worlds looks like a wonderful balm to keep close by during these cold months!

Hello Natural has a recipe for Orange Coconut Whipped Body Butter that I really want to make, not only because it will help my dry skin but it sounds like it would smell wonderful!

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And while we tend to focus on applying moisturizer often, we can easily forget that the best way to prevent dry skin is by hydrating with healthy foods and pure liquids. If we properly hydrate our bodies on the inside, then our skin will reap those benefits as well. Some foods that PositiveMed recommends us to eat for healthy hair, skin and nails are cantaloupe, walnuts, and avocados. And don’t forget to hydrate by drinking plenty of water like Charity discussed last week.

If you have done everything you can think of to take care of your skin this winter but you still struggle with dry itchy spots, Natural Living Mom suggests using Apple Cider Vinegar on those spots for relief.

If you’re with me and silently cheering on the arrival of spring, or if you bask in the glow of your winter snow, remember that ignoring winter skin care will be something you will regret when the cold days have passed. Take the time to care for your skin-don’t forget to moisturize and hydrate!

I would love to hear your tips and remedies for winterizing your skin. What do you do to protect your skin in this climate?