6 “Skin-Hazards” To Watch Out For During The Winter Months
Winter is here, and along with the EVERYTHING pumpkin spice, shiny decorations, and festive spirits, this season also brings a whole new set of potential hazards for your skin that you might be utterly UNAWARE of.
Muggy, hot summers? Sure! We are all well aware of the risks that come with the warmer months and overexposure to UV rays, and we are armed and ready to shield our skin like Medieval knights shielding their queens.
Yet few of us realize that there are some winter-specific factors that are as harmful to our skin, or even MORE so than all that summer “sun fun,” and that could be making your acne, dark spots, eczema, or any other skin problem worse.
Please remember...the biting cold outside and being indoors most of the day does not mean you get a free pass to neglect your skin care!
Here’s a list of the top 6 “skin-hazards” you should watch out for and the best ways to protect yourself and enjoy GORGEOUS skin throughout the cold winter months.
Winter is a tough time for our skin. Between the cold air, reduced humidity, winter sun exposure, and over-heated homes and offices, our skin is deprived of moisture, which leads to all sorts of adverse conditions.
The lack of moisture makes your skin produce more oil and sebum, which, in consequence, can clog up your pores. So the drier and colder it gets, the more likely you are to experience breakouts.
The cold weather can also cause inflammation and dry, itchy, or scaly skin on your face and all over your body.
So how can you replenish your skin and prevent devastating breakouts, skin damage, and redness?
“Proper moisturizing is job one. Switch to an oil-based cream or lotion and apply it often. The more oil the better.” says Rebecca A. Kazin, M.D., director of the Johns Hopkins Cosmetic Center. (1)
Applying a 100% natural blend of organic butters and oils like Eden Beauty's Coconuts For This Cream (face) and Balm Body after your daily shower, and at least 3 more times more throughout the day, is what top dermatologists recommend to keep your skin healthy and nourished during the winter and avoid developing or worsening any skin condition.
When you have dry, itchy skin, the LAST thing to cross your mind might be exfoliating.
But there are huge benefits of exfoliating during winter, like taking off the dry, dead skin cells and regenerating new ones.
Now, you have to be VERY careful with the exfoliator you choose because using the wrong kind can actually stress your skin further and cause even more inflammation.
What’s the best and safest option?
Your skin will thank you for using 100% natural, wholesome exfoliators like Eden Beauty's Wake Up Scrub that not only purify and tighten your skin, but do it without stripping away all the natural oils which are protecting your skin and keeping it healthy.
There’s no better feeling on a cold winter night than jumping in a steamy hot bath or standing under the hot shower for houuuuurs, right?!!
Well, sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but those long showers are a BIG no-no.
According to the American Academy of Dermatology (2) to promote skin health during the winter, it’s best to limit your time in the shower or bath to 5 to 10 minutes and use warm water instead of excessively hot water.
Check the label on your cleanser, and if it contains drying ingredients such as alcohol, Benzoyl peroxide, or added fragrances, you will be better off storing it away until the weather gets warm again (especially if you are prone to breakouts!)
Instead, for the winter months, choose a 100% organic cleanser like Eden Beauty’s Harmony Cleanse to keep the moisture in while still cleansing your pores and taking off the day’s impurities.
You need to remember that the winter sun can also be dangerous to the skin and cause (or worsen) your dark spots, hyperpigmentation, and premature aging.
Because snow reflects 80% of sunlight, you need to use SPF 15 or higher ALL winter! And make sure to apply it not only on your face but your hands and lips as well (3).
Also, although it might be tempting to keep a little “glow” in the winter, you should avoid tanning beds at all costs.
Promote healthy skin during the winter by including strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, and plums, and foods with essential fatty acids, such as salmon, walnuts, and canola oil to your daily diet.
Drink water and green tea in sufficient quantities to hydrate your body cells and increase anti-inflammatory chemistry (this is especially important if you are prone to breakouts!) (3).
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