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You’re fully immersed in the chilly season now, and while your body may have had some time to adjust to the cooler temperatures, your skin may still be struggling. Don’t despair if it’s less than radiant right now — many people are going through the exact same thing! We promise it’s not just you! Fortunately for you though, you found this article on how to create the perfect winter skincare routine!
We’re sharing few natural ways you can ensure you treat your skin right this winter.
Stop over-cleansing your skin
We’ve all been made aware of the importance of cleansing the skin, but did you know that if you cleanse too often or with harsh, conventional cleansers you’re only going to do your skin more harm than good?
Cleansing at night with an natural oil-based cleanser is important to melt away all the dirt, oil and grime of the day, and an oil cleanser will prevent stripping the skin of beneficial oils, but all you really need in the morning is a toner.
Simply spritz an organic, natural toner on to a cotton pad and gently wipe the face clean before applying your lotion or oil of choice.
Invest in a humidifier
A humidifier will help to put back that precious moisture in the air. Not only will it add that hydration to your skin that it craves, but you can also say bye to itchy skin too, and even your scalp will benefit!
Hydrate from the inside out
The best way to ensure your skin cells stay hydrated and plump is to keep them hydrated from the inside out. Drinking at least 2 liters of water a day will do the trick, as well as keep your digestive system running smoothly for a happy, healthy gut.
Apply your oils to damp skin
A good facial oil will completely transform your skin routine, just try one for yourself if you don’t believe us! Just make sure you’re applying your oils correctly so your skin can reap all the benefits.
Always be sure to pat the oil into your skin until fully absorbed, and apply the oil to damp skin to ensure optimal absorption.
Ditch the drying soap bar
Your soap bar may be your skin’s worst enemy, because if you’re lathering up with a conventional bar then you’re exposing your skin to harsh, drying ingredients that will strip your skin of beneficial oils and impair your skin’s microbiome.
Instead try using a natural handcrafted soap like these awesome 100% vegan cold process soaps from Crate 61, formulated with luxurious oils and creamy butters for a soap that glides over your skin and envelops you in a veil of dewy hydration that lasts hours after your shower does.
We hope these tips help you to hydrate your parched winter skin in the best way possible!
Diane Elizabeth is a beauty expert and founder of Skin Care Ox: a skin care blog focusing on publishing accurate, beautiful, and informative skin care research and content. Diane’s skin care advice has been featured in many top publications such as HuffPost, Glamour, Reader’s Digest, and Yahoo!