Brittle hair, flaky skin, or chapped lips! It’s that time of the year when the skin needs some extra love and care. With the combination of heating inside and cold outside, our skin goes for a toss with decreased oil production leading to dryness and general dullness. Not to mention the gloominess and laziness the weather brings!
However, don’t put yourself down because it’s also that time of year when you can stay in the cozy indoors most of the time and pamper yourselves. And we are sure that your skin will be the happiest because of the additional TLC you give it!
This said you have to also consider the fact that applying chemical-filled skincare products can damage the skin in the long run. The best thing is to do is to go for natural products filled with essential oils derived straight from Mother Nature!
With the addition of goats milk and honey, some of the best plant-based oils that are best for winter skin include argan, coconut, jojoba, avocado, olive oil, and Shea butter. While the Moroccan originated argan or “liquid gold” as it’s often called is rich in fatty acid compounds, benefits of jojoba extend to the hair, skin, nails, lips, and more. Coconut and olive oil goes beyond its edibility and keeps the surface hydrated. Similarly, the nutritious avocado packed with vitamin E and omega-3 fatty acids are known for its regenerative and soothing properties. Whereas, Shea butter has efficient anti-inflammatory properties and helps calm the skin of any redness or blotchiness. The properties minimize damage to the skin and keep it healthy and young-looking throughout the winter season.
Nurture the skin with products based on these magical oils and we are sure that your skin will feel like a bright lovely summer day throughout this winter!!
Wintertime might not be the best to try out different hairstyles or even let the hair down. Due to cold outside weather combined with dry indoor heat, your strands become dry and brittle that well can make you have a bad hair day almost every day! To combat this and not sacrifice your sense of style, you need to start using oil-based hair care products. Try the Conditioning Shampoo Bar which combines argan oil and Shea butter. Shampoo and conditioner in one, this makes your locks luscious and silky smooth! Bar again, ANSC’s Solid Shampoo for Dry Hair is a perfect solution to tame the winter frizz which is another common problem caused by lack of humidity. The bar brings together oils that boost the moisture content such as coconut, sweet almond, macadamia, and of course argan – the frizz tamer!
Unlike the hair and the lips, most of your body is covered up by layers and layers of clothing which makes it the least exposed to the harsh cold. However, even though you thought that this layering will protect your body, the cold air still manages to change the pH level of the skin and causing dryness and other problems. Therefore keeping your skin moisturized is a topmost priority throughout the season. Hunter Lab’s Nourishing Body Cream crafted with rich coconut oil and Shea butter among other natural ingredients is light weighted and fast absorbing that leaves the skin smooth.
Warm milk with honey tastes great and is very effective in flushing out bacteria from the body. But ever thought of applying these superfoods on your skin? Rohr Remedy’s Goat’s Milk and Honey Soap makes this possible! Containing lactic acid, which makes for a stabilized pH level, goats milk is excellent for sensitive skin, especially in dry winter weather. It’s great for removing dead skin cells leaving smooth new cells, which makes skin look beautiful and radiant. Why else do you think Cleopatra used to take baths in it!!
Along with this wonderful milk, let’s not forget the delightful manuka honey that accompanies it. A special type of honey created in New Zealand and Australia by bees who pollinate the flowers of the manuka bush, manuka honey has lots of incredible health and beauty benefits which includes saving dry, chapped winter skin. Non-greasy, the honey locks in moisture, soothes itchiness and irritation, reduces redness, smoothers fine lines and wrinkles, and lastly restores your glow against the dullness of the weather!
On the same bar as this, Thurlby Herb Farm’s handcrafted Olive Oil Soap offers a delicious bath with fragrances such as cinnamon honey, cranberry fig, and basil mint. Step out of the shower feeling fully nourished!
As far as the face and hands are concerned, more attention needs to be given because they are the most exposed! Chapped lips, cold-chapped cheeks, cracked heels or cold sores, The Great State Soothing Skin Balm is packed with Organic Virgin Coconut Oil, Organic Beeswax, Organic Shea Butter, Australian Jojoba Oil, and Australian Cold-Pressed Avocado Oil. And if not a balm, Hunter Lab’s Vitamin Face Oil crafted with 19 oils is also a multi-functional wonder not just for the face but also effective when mixed with other skincare products. True multitasking winter heroes!
On the other hand, The Aromatherapy Co.’s FLWR Hand Cream with Shea butter and other oils will keep those winter hardworking hands, soft and smooth. Similarly, enriched with avocado, coconut, and kawakawa oils, The Aromatherapy Co.’s Therapy Hand Cream is heaven for the hands. That’s right you can remove your hands from those gloves or pockets without feeling embarrassed of them looking chapped!
Along with the hands, the other most visibly affected place due to the winter chills is your dear lips. When compared to the other skin on your body, the lips due to the lack of oil glands are more prone to drying with cracks and peel offs. And the annoying part of this is that we automatically tend to stick our tongues out to moisture them……..which makes it worse!
Therefore, to avoid this and to have an honest wide smile you need to indulge in lip care. There are multi-functional products mentioned earlier that are great for the lips as well, but there are other specific ones that really care about your beautiful smile! Like what more do you lips need when it’s pampered with a combination of Jelly bush honey, cocoa butter, and pure beeswax in Apiary Made’s Natural Honey Lip Butter or a mix of Shea butter with sweet almond, macadamia, jojoba and avocado oils in Hunter Lab’s Lip Ammo. Confidence reloaded!
All in all fix all your winter skin care woes with these amazing products! With Mother Nature on your side, you have nothing to worry about!!