Dry Winter Skin Tips
1. Use a quality skincare cream
Choose a moisturizer that locks in moisture and provides some protection of the dermis to encourage healing, but still lets the skin breathe. The dermis is the lower or inner layer of the two main layers of cells that make up the skin. We recommend a thick, fragrance-free cream instead of a lotion, which is less in density, and putting it on after every shower.
Nantucket Natural Oil’s Organic Spa Shea Butter & Olive Intense Therapy Cream is a buttery rich intensive cream, over 70% organic. Boasting an incredible 20% level organic Shea butter, it melts instantly to transform dry winter skin into smooth, sliky soft skin to the touch. Organic olive and jojoba oils offer extra hydration, while age-defying grapeseed, white tea, and fruit acids improve resilience.
2. Avoid using alcohol based perfumes
Alcohol based perfumes can irritate your skin and will interfere with your skin’s ability to maintain moisture levels. This in turn causes irritation that further compromises barrier function against drying elements.
The perfumes you buy from department stores have over 84% alcohol ! and that is a proven fact.
Nantucket Natural Oils Pure Perfumes and Pure Colognes (as shown on left) are 100% natural with NO chemicals and NO alcohol.
3. Shorten your shower time
Shortening your shower time and cooling the temperature of the water won’t feel so great in the moment, when you’d like a little steam heat in your life, but your skin will thank you later.
Hot, long showers strip our skin of its natural moisturizing oils, we recommend bathing no more than once a day.
4. Drink more water than you want to !
When we don’t drink enough water, our skin becomes dehydrated just like our bodies do. Dehydrated skin has a dull, scaly appearance that can be avoided by consuming plenty of water each day.
Dull skin can be even more of a problem during the winter months due to the weather. The harsh, cold winter air can chap our skin and the dry air from the heaters in our homes can dehydrate and further dull our complexions.
5. Eat Omega-3s
When it comes to head-to-toe healthy skin, research now shows that the foods you put in your body are as vital as the products you put on it.
Among the must-have foods for healthy skin: omega-3 fatty acids — the “good fats” that have recently been credited with increasing heart health as well as helping your skin look healthier. The foods highest in omega-3 fatty acids include seafood (especially tuna and salmon) as well as walnuts, canola oil, and flax seed.