With the holidays behind us and spring still several weeks away, we are solidly in the middle of winter. Some embrace this season, pulling on their warmest sweater and cozying up with a bowl of their favorite soup. Others long for sunlight and warm weather while anxiously eyeing the calendar for spring to arrive.
Regardless of how you view winter, one thing is for certain: this season wreaks havoc on your skin. Skin, if not attended to, turns dry, flaky, scaly and itchy during wintertime. The lack of moisture in the air contributes to this. Whether your skin becomes slightly dry or red, raw and chapped, it’s important to take extra care of your skin during this season.
Here are 4 important winter skincare tips to follow this winter:
As it is for the whole body in general, water is the best natural skincare product you can use. Be sure to be drinking the recommended 8 cups of water every day. During winter months, consider upping your intake by a few ounces: the better hydrated you are, the better hydrated your skin is! Another water tip: avoid very hot and steamy showers. Hot water, while initially soothing during winter, quickly works to dry out your skin more.
Dry skin produces extra dead skin cells. By exfoliating, you are relieving your body of the dead skin and allowing the opportunity for new skin to grow. Max & Madeleine’s Sugar Scrubs, which come in Honey Lemon Lavender, Citrus and Vanilla Cinnamon are a 100% organic way to exfoliate. The Sugar Scrubs hydrate while removing dirt and dead skin. Pair this with a pumice stone for totally rejuvenated winter skin.
Once the body is shed of dead skin, it’s time to moisturize! Moisturizing helps skin that is exfoliated to lock in hydration and avoid dryness. A great habit to get into is using a moisturizing agent in the bath and applying a moisturizing agent after as well. Add some Max & Madeleine Bath Fizz to your bath to add extra moisture, and follow up after with our Ultra Nourishing Body Oil, which is light & quickly absorbed for everyday moisturizing after baths. For a little extra help with healing chapped or overly dry skin, apply Max & Madeleine Healing Balm for a deliciously rich skin fix!
Each day, you’ve committed to drinking more water, exfoliating and moisturizing. But what about at night? Running a cool mist humidifier in your room at night will keep the hydration happening even when you sleep. Now you can combat dry skin all day long – literally!