Prepping For Winter Skin

Winter SunScreen Care
Short Answer-We recommend an organic mineral titanium dioxide and or zinc oxide SPF 30, even in the winter.

Long Answer-
While the intensity of UVB rays diminishes in the winter, UVA rays remain constant all year, said Perry Robins, MD, president of the Skin Cancer Foundation. And UVA rays are about 30 to 50 times more prevalent than UVB rays.
UVA penetrates through glass and through clouds; Cloud cover won’t protect you. Even on gray winter days, about 80% of both UVA and UVB rays penetrate clouds. And 100% of UVA rays penetrate glass.
Many a skier has learned the painful lesson that snow acts as a powerful reflector, radiating about 80% of UV rays back up to your nose and face. When applying sunscreen, don’t forget to apply it under the nose and chin where those rays will hit.

Adjust Winter At Home Facial Products
Short Answer-Reduce dry skin by dropping all toners, changing cleanser to a  milky less foamy product,  use a richer night product or add in some lipids (oil) into your night cream.

Long Answer-
We promise that your products will keep until winter passes. To ensure this tighten any lids, and then put products into your refrigerator.
Drop all toners and astringents that can cause redness, drying and irritation this time of year, unless you have very oily skin.
Switch your cleanser to a ‘Lotion, Creamy or Milky’ cleanser. These will have less surfactants which are meant to strip away our oils.
Pick up a richer night cream or add a facial oil to your night time moisturizer. For acne skin add jojoba oil and for normal to dry skin add a formulated facial oil or just add a few drops of organic safflower oil.

Get A Humidifier For Your Bedroom
Short Answer-Your skin will definitely be less dry, for face and body.

Long Answer
When we turn on our heaters is when most of us can count on dryer skin appearing. The reason is that our heaters dehydrate the air around us which pulls the moisture from our skin, especially during sleep. We hopefully spend a good eight hours in our bed and most of our water loss through the skin actually occurs while we sleep: This is termed TEWL (transepidermal water loss).
“The added humidity in the air will repair your thirsty skin all night long and help your moisturizer penetrate better while you sleep,” says Dr. Whitney Bowe, an expert dermatologist.

Use Organic Skin Care As Much as Possible-
Short Answer-Just do it

Long Answer-
The skin is the body’s largest organ and research proves it capable of absorbing up to 60% of the ingredients in the products we apply. The vast majority of bath and body products available today contain commonly used synthetic ingredients.
When skin detects a foreign agent, even if it’s just a light perfume additive, it spurs an immune response that disrupts the skin’s normal regenerative process. This equals inflammation which can have multiple ill results, one of which being premature aging.
An abundance of natural ingredients have been used in skin and hair care for millennia many of which are widely recognized for their genuine effectiveness in enhancing the health and vitality of the skin and hair.

More Tips

  • Don’t Use Super Hot Water For Facial Cleansing-hot water will strip more natural lipids (oils) from your skin.
  • Drink Lots of Water-Our bodies are made of 70 percent water, which keeps our cells plump and healthy. If you’re not drinking enough your skin gets dehydrated, which can make you look less hydrated and plump.
  • You might need to avoid wool- Scratchy fibers like wool can aggravate dry skin, especially for those who have sensitive skin or eczema rashes. In fact, if you look under the microscope, these fibers look like little pieces of steel wool that can irritate your skin leaving it itchy and irritated.

You are now prepared for keeping your skin looking and feeling hydrated and healthy all through the winter!!

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