Ah, winter. The season of teddy coats, ice skating, and unfortunately for many of us, super dry skin. Winter creates an environment that not only dries out your skin, but can also lead to flare ups in people dealing with eczema, psoriasis, and acne. Humidity generally drops as the weather gets colder, but the use of heaters indoors makes the air inside drier, too. To combat this, there are a few things you can do to keep your skin feeling bouncy and fresh all winter long. Read on for some of our recommendations on how to take care of your skin during the dry, cold months of the year.
Your skin often reflects what's happening inside your body, so drinking lots of water and staying hydrated is key. Water inside your body will help your skin look plump and youthful on the outside. During these months when there isn't enough moisture in the air to keep your skin hydrated, make sure you're carrying your reusable water bottle wherever you go.
Apply A Hydrating Face Mask
This should come as a no-brainer, but you're definitely going to need some hydrating skincare products in your life during the dry winter seasons, and it doesn't get any better than our OG product, the Jet Lag Mask. You can use this in so many different ways to combat flaky, rough skin. Use it as a moisturizer both under makeup or on its own, apply a thick layer and use it as a wipe-off mask, or dab it onto the areas that require a little more love as a spot treatment. A healthy mix of ceramides, vitamins, and antioxidants help your skin look fresh, glowy, and youthful all winter long.
Use A Humidifier
As mentioned, the air indoors often gets even drier than the air outside because of the artificial heat, so a humidifier is a must. If you're anything like us, you should have different types of all sizes so you can use them at your leisure. There are ones that can fit in the palm of your hand, others that fit in your car's cup holder, and of course, ones that work to fill a room with more humidity. Depending on what your needs are and where you spend the most amount of time, find the humidifier — or humidifiers — that works best for you.
Embrace Face Oils
While slathering Jet Lag all over your face truly sounds like a dream come true, there are other ways for you to incorporate more moisture into your skincare routine, including face oils. (They aren't as scary as they sound, even for people with oilier skin — we promise!) When you use our R+R Mask, it deposits a gorgeous blend of argan, safflower, sesame, avocado, and grape seed oils to help nourish your skin and reduce inflammation. Meanwhile, the finely-ground rose powder gently resurfaces the skin as you rub the mask in.
Pro tip: Use this mask in the shower so that the steam opens up your pores and allows the moisture to penetrate deeper into the skin. Plus, the mix of the natural rose scent as it wafts through the steam is one of the most refreshing and grounding scents to get your day started.
Though winter can be a total struggle for your skin, if you follow these four steps, you'll be better prepared to take on the next few months. Do you have any other winter skincare recommendations? Leave them in the comments below.