Low humidity, strong winds and cold Winter temperatures cause skin to lose moisture and become more sensitive and irritated. While we try to avoid dry, flakey skin, it’s sometimes unavoidable. We’re here to help! Here are five ways to fight inflammation and redness during the colder months.

  1. Adjust your water temperature. Hot water has a tendency to dry the skin and cause unwanted irritation. Hot water can damage the outermost layer of the skin that acts as an essential barrier. When the barrier is damaged, it prevents the skin from locking in hydration and moisture just when we need it most. Try switching to lukewarm water when you cleanse your face or in the shower. Warm water is ideal because, while it still effectively cleanses the skin, it preserves natural oils that are essential to maintain moisture.
  2. Use a gentle cleanser. Using a gentler option will help reduce irritation and sensitivity and help maintain the skin’s natural barrier and oils that are vital for optimal hydration. Try Gentle Blue Cleanser - it’s formulated without soap and scents that can irritate and won’t strip the skin of its natural moisturizers.
  3. Use a hydrating serum. A hydrating serum will penetrate the skin and provide levels of moisture that other products can’t. Serums are made with a small molecule size, making it easier for the product to absorb quickly and deeply. Omega 3 Restorative Serum is formulated with organic plant lipids to nourish, hydrate and protect the skin from environmental damage. It has anti-aging benefits, too!
  4. Use a restorative moisturizer. It’s important to incorporate as many products as possible into your Winter skin routine that deeply hydrate and help restore the skin’s protective barrier. Sensitive Skin Moisturizer does just that. It’s a protective, lightweight, daily moisturizer that contains liposomes, chamomile, vitamins A and E and algae and mug wort extracts to restore elasticity, minimize fine lines and nourish the skin.
  5. Cover your skin when you head outdoors. Especially during Winter’s cold temperatures and wind conditions, it’s important to protect your skin from environmental damage with a mask, a scarf or other protective clothing. 

Protect your skin from redness and inflammation this Winter with these five tips. What’s your top Winter skin tip? Let us know over on Facebook or Instagram.