Brrhhh! It’s cold outside, time to winterize your skin

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Caring for skin before the colder months arrive is key to keeping skin healthier throughout the year.

Caring for skin before the colder months arrive is key to keeping skin healthier throughout the year.

The cold air is creeping in, which means it is time to winterize your skin. Caring and protecting the skin properly with the right skin care products is essential to keeping it healthy during the cold months of autumn and winter. Here are a few tips to keep your skin healthy.

Exfoliate

With the chillier months here, the skin can become dry and flaky. A moisturizing sugar scrub for the face and body can help scrub that dead skin away.

Why exfoliate? If you let those dead skin cells pile up, moisturizing your skin would be useless because the dead skin prevents the nourishing ingredients in your moisturizing products from seeping deep beneath the healthy layer of skin to hydrate and protect.

Try to make sure the exfoliating scrubs you use are organic and packed full of nourishing ingredients.  Avoid salt scrubs and ones filled with unnatural ingredients because these can be more drying to the skin.

Use a Nourishing Cleanser

Washing your body and face with harsh, unnatural cleansers can cause the skin to become red, raw and irritated throughout the winter months. Instead, try organic nourishing ones packed full of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and natural moisturizers.

Some of the best cleansers to use are ones made with cocoa butter, shea butter, olive oil, almond oil, coconut oil, mango butter and calming essential oils and herb blends.

Hydrate with a Moisturizer

Some of the most hydrating moisturizers to use on the face and body contain cocoa butter, shea butter, mango butter, coconut oil, olive oil, almond oil and sesame oil, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and essential fatty acids. Even ones with oats, aloe, milk and honey are helpful too. Avoid moisturizers that contain parabens, alcohol, dyes, fragrances and sulfates. These unnatural ingredients can cause troublesome skin conditions that cause dryness, redness and itching.

Caring for skin before the colder months arrive is key to keeping skin healthier throughout the year.