We deal with it every winter – the temperature drops, the air outside is drier, we spend more time inside in spaces filled with dry heat – and our skin suffers. As our largest organ, our skin gives us a lot of trouble every winter so we thought we would share a few tips on how to help winterize your skin and make life just a little more comfortable every day.
Careful not to over-exfoliate – Exfoliating too much can damage your skin’s barrier layer and negatively impact its main way of protecting against the harsh winter elements and maintaining proper hydration. Exfoliants like Vitamin C, acids (AHA, BHA, etc.), and retinol should only be used 3-4 times per week and you should make sure to stick with one type in your skin care routine.
Try a honey mask – Delicious and effective. After you wash your face, spread a very thin layer of high-quality honey and let it sit for 15 minutes. Then wash it off with just warm water and apply your face lotion. You will love how soft and hydrated this will make your skin feel.
Apply moisturizer to damp skin – Not wet skin, so make sure to lightly towel off after you get out of the shower. When you apply moisturizer to damp skin, you will seal in moisture to help keep your skin hydrated throughout the day and night.
Use CBD products – Did you know CBD can help your skin maintain optimal skin moisture levels? And when combined with other potent botanicals ingredients like our CBD Face Serum and CBD Body Oil, you will be amazed at how much better your skin looks and feels this winter. With our CBD Body Oil, simply massage it into your skin over your whole body or just in particular areas where dry patches are a concern after you get out of the shower. Our CBD Face Serum can be used to replace the serum you currently use in your skin care routine and you will be amazed at the difference it makes both with hydration as well as helping calm your skin and making it glow. Our CBD Body Balm is a great addition to have with you throughout the day as well to help keep your hands hydrated and smooth. Simply rub a little on the backs of your hands as needed to maintain a moisture barrier and keep your skin smooth and supple. Just be patient as it may take some time to start seeing results. And just like with any other new skincare product, make sure to start slow and see how your pores react.