What Causes Dry Skin in Winter?
Scientifically speaking, the root of dry skin is a lack of healthy and consistent moisture. This, combined with the exposure to chemicals and the propensity of most people to indulge in very long (and hot) showers or baths, can eventually damage the outer layer of the skin.
The result? Skin that is extremely dry, red, inflamed, and that sometimes even cracks and bleeds.
If any of this sounds familiar, and you want to soothe and treat your dry skin during the cold, harsh winter months, this guide is an absolute must-read.
The Best Skin Care Approach for Winter Season
When winter approaches, your closet gradually moves from airy, flowery summer dresses to welcoming knitwear, thick coats, and blanket scarves.
If you switch up your wardrobe when the temperature drops, why shouldn’t you do the same to your skin care routine? Incorporating specific products that can help you better cope with colder weather and wetter, windier days is the first step in building up your defenses against dry winter skin.
Begin by using a luxuriously scented, pampering face moisturizer that you can apply each morning after washing your face with lukewarm water. Free from parabens and other harmful chemicals, SABON’s formula is enriched with Carrot Seed Oil, Vitamin E, and Beta Carotene, for skin that feels smooth, refreshed, and rejuvenated.
Once or twice a week, just before a shower or a bath, add an extra step to ensure that your skin remains soothed and protected: an invigorating, fragrant body scrub. Our powerful exfoliant is formulated with a blend of Vitamin E, Almond, Jojoba, and Borage oils, leaving your skin velvety soft and your senses invigorated.
If you love indulging in a bubble bath, why not soak in the healing, energizing benefits of Dead Sea salt? A bath ball kit is the perfect way to treat both your body and your senses to a serene, idyllic landscape reminiscing of springtime — even though the calendar is still set to February.
Last, but certainly not least, you’ll want to ensure that your hands are also kept as hydrated and soft as possible. Keep a pocket-sized version of ultra-moisturizing hand cream in your bag, as well as a couple more lotions around the house.
Place a hand cream bottle with pump right next to your kitchen sink and another one in your bathroom. These will function as gentle reminders to keep taking breaks throughout the day to look after your hands — encouraging you to apply a generous dose of lotion after every hand wash.
The Luxurious and Healing Ingredients of Winter Skin Care Remedies
What is it that makes some skin care products more powerful than others during the colder months? The answer lies in a particular selection of natural, therapeutic ingredients.
One of nature’s most potent antioxidants, Vitamin E helps protect the skin against UV damage, free radicals, and environmental stressors. Vitamin E is also very moisturizing and can naturally soothe and heal the skin.
Jojoba Oil is known as a humectant — it attracts water to the outer layers of the skin. This, in turn, helps to keep the skin hydrated while at the same time regulating the production of sebum and contributing to soothed, smooth, and purified skin.
Its healing, anti-inflammatory properties also mean that Jojoba Oil is great at relieving skin dryness, itching, and scaling.
Dead Sea Salt
This ingredient contains minerals like zinc, calcium, and potassium, which are known for their moisturizing properties. Dead Sea salt helps to alleviate skin problems including dryness, allergies, and eczema by calming inflammation and delicately exfoliating the skin.
Calm, Soothe, and Revitalize Your Dry Winter Skin
Don’t let the cold weather take a toll on your skin this winter. Update your skin care regime by adding some of SABON’s best skin care products for the winter season, and enjoy feeling protected, soothed, and rejuvenated.