Blustery cold; low humidity; chilling winds … all a part of winter weather and all adversely affecting our skin.
With freezing temperatures outside and central heating cranked up to the max, chapped lips, sore red patches, cracked fingers and feet and flaky skin can become problematic.
Here’s what is actually happening in inclement weather according to
Dermatologist, Dr Susan Mayou. “When it's very cold, there is less moisture in the environment, and this lack of moisture is compounded by wind, which blows moisture away from the skin, and central heating.”
In a dry environment, water is lost from the keratinocytes - or skin cells - leaving skin feeling sore and chapped. And, unfortunately, most moisturizers do very little to help.
The ideal moisturizer for winter works as a humectant and an occlusive.
“Humectants draw water from the lower levels of the skin - this comes from the water we drink - to rehydrate the upper levels of the skin, while occlusive s have a barrier function to help lock in this moisture.”
Absolutely Natural’s moisturizes accomplish both. In winter time, our butters, cremes and oils are often chosen over the lotions for extra “prevention” and healing.
Guide to Winter Skin
LIPS can be the first part of the face to show an adverse reaction to cold weather, so use them as your early warning system. If your lips feel dry and damaged, treat them with Absolutely Natural’s lip moist.
The skin around the EYES is very thin, and when the air is cold and dry, you might well see an increase in fine lines in this area. Use our Vitamin C Eye Serum for proper care of crow’s feet and underneath eyes.
CHEEKS and the rest of your face are so exposed, they are susceptible to cold weather damage, especially if sun is also involved - when skiing for instance. Use our SPF’s while enjoying activities in the sun, our night serum for repair and our Calming Facial Lotion for moisturizing.
HANDS AND FEET often get very dry, can crack and even start to bleed. Try one of our famous whipped body butters to super hydrate and heal. Our Peppermint Foot Crème is great for dry, damaged feet and gives an instant cooling affect.
The rest of your BODY needs special attention as well. The lotions are great, but in these harsh conditions, the Organic Oil or Organic Cream are even better.
Winter’s tough on your skin, but Absolutely Natural will work wonders for you.