Overcoming dry skin in winter
The winter chills may bring about concerns other than the flu and allergies. The way in which your skin responds with the changing weather may go unnoticed by some, but for others it is a significant cause of concern. However, more often than not, dry skin can be treated and controlled very easily. To treat dry skin, it is crucial to understand the signs of it and what causes it.
How do I identify if my skin is dry?
It is likely your skin is dry if you are experiencing these common signs and symptoms:
- flakiness and redness
- rough texture
- raw, irritated skin
- cracks in your skin
- stinging or burning
Why does winter make my skin dry?
Winter months and dry skin often make for an unavoidable duo. The reason for this is that Cold air and harsh winter wind can all zap your skin of its natural, moisturizing oils. In winter people tend to keep their homes heated and take hot showers; this reduces humidity and reduces the moisture which is available for your skin.
This can leave your skin looking a lot less radiant than normal — not only your face, but also your hands, feet, and other areas exposed to the elements.
How can I prevent dry skin?
Although seeing your skin lose all its moisture can be overwhelming, you should know that by making some changes to your skin care regimen and habits, and using the best products, your skin can look soft, smooth, and vibrant all winter long.
We have a product made specifically for dry skin in the cold and winter months.
Our Moisturizing Massage Oil is 100% natural and is known to nourish, soothe and promote blood circulation in the skin. It helps nourish, rejuvenate and hydrate skin, making it the perfect massage oil for dry skin. It is made with a combination of various essential and carrier oils. The reason this moisturizing oil works so well on the skin because it helps imitate the natural lipids found in our skin barrier. Lipids help bridge gaps between our skin cells caused by dryness or peeling, making our skin smoother.
Directions for Use:
Pour small amount of oil onto palms and gently apply all over hands and body. Softly massage with smooth gentle relaxing movements and leave on.
What makes Moisturizing Massage oil different from other oils in the market?
Our Moisturizing Massage oil is made with premium ingredients sourced from around the globe. The detailed benefits of some of the ingredients is written below.
Argan oil is an excellent moisturiser that deeply nourishes and hydrates dry skin since it is high in vitamin E, Oleic acid, and Linoleic acid. Argan oil repairs dry skin from the inside, resulting in a healthy, smooth texture and appearance. Argan oil closely resembles the skin’s natural sebum, and when applied to the skin, it produces a barrier that keeps moisture in. It also keeps moisture in and prevents it from leaving the skin.
Avocado oil contains potassium, lecithin, and a variety of other elements that can nourish and moisturize the skin in addition to vitamin E. These nutrients are easily absorbed by the epidermis, the skin’s outermost layer, which also aids in the formation of new skin. Avocado oil can also help alleviate, and soothe a variety of dry skin issues because of its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It lays on top of the skin and acts as an occlusive, locking in moisture. It’s also a great source of hydration for skin that’s dry, damaged, or cracked.
Sandalwood essential oil is a great oil for treating skin issues such as dryness, cracking and peeling. It aids in the restoration of damaged skin cells, boosts skin complexion, and maintains skin glow and luster. Sandalwood essential oil has the ability to restore your epidermis completely. It has a strong moisturizing effect on the skin, and as an emollient, it penetrates deeply to offer an intense dosage of moisture. Sandalwood is very mild and can be used on all skin types, making it the perfect addition to our Moisturizing Massage oil.
Moisturizing Massage oil also includes Apricot kernel oil, Coconut oil, Olive, Vitamin E, Chamomile essential oil, Frankincense essential oil and Lavender essential oil.
What are some other tips to prevent dry skin?
Moisturizing Massage oil is guaranteed to give you excellent results and leave your skin moisturized and healthy. However, you can follow these additional steps for better results:
Using a humidifier
This device can help rehydrate the skin’s outer layer by introducing moisture back into the air. Alternatively, a person can lay a bowl of water on top of a radiator, allowing water vapour to rise with the heat.
Reducing heat to the skin
This can be done by taking a tepid bath or shower instead of a hot one, and avoiding sitting in front of a fire or heater. Excessive heat can dehydrate the skin and cause it to dry out.
Many people suffer from dry skin on their hands, especially since hand washing and sanitizing has grown increasingly widespread since the beginning of the pandemic. Gloves should be worn in cold weather and when washing dishes to keep the skin from drying out.