The winter season is the time to bundle up and stay warm. For many of us, especially in the colder states like Montana, we’ve become experts at layering. We bundle up in scarves, hats, baselayers, mittens and wool socks. When you think about it, we cover just about every part of our bodies during the harsh winter months except for our face, which is often left exposed. The skin on our face, when coming in contact with low temperatures, is way more susceptible to dryness and can become flaky, red and irritable. Because of this, it’s extremely important we’re taking extra care of our skin during harsh winter weather, making sure we’re giving it what it needs to stay healthy and radiant. We at Sageborn would like to provide you with a few tips to be mindful of in the midst of a cold winter season, in order to protect your skin and improve its health.
Although moisturizing should be a part of our skin care routine every day of the year, the winter time is when our skin needs it the most.
The first way in caring for our skin may come as no surprise at all: moisturize. Although moisturizing should be a part of our skin care routine every day of the year, the winter time is when our skin needs it the most. If your skin is feeling dry and you’re applying the same amount of moisturization that you normally do, chances are it’s because the winter air is stripping it’s moisture quicker than it would in moderate temperatures. One great option to combat this is adding an oil into your skin care routine. Either applying oil straight to the skin or adding a few drops into your moisturizer will make a huge difference. The reason being is that oil is very concentrated and absorbs into the skin very quickly, even if it’s the tiniest amount (a little goes a long way). One of our favorite oils from Sageborn is the Rejuvenating Facial Oil which is rich in both sunflower and sea buckthorn fruit oil. Add a few drops of the Rejuvenating Facial Oil into either the Nurturing Lavender Facial Moisturizer or the Anti Aging Carrot Seed Moisturizer and your skin will remain moisturized and protected even during the lowest of temperatures.
Another way to take care of your skin during the winter is keeping moisture in the air. When we turn up the heat in our homes during the winter months to keep warm, the already small amount of moisture in the air evaporates quicker, leaving it very dry. Keeping a humidifier nearby replenishes moisture and keeps our skin more hydrated. It’s also really good for our lungs and can prevent waking up with a dry or sore throat.
Keeping a humidifier nearby replenishes moisture and keeps our skin more hydrated. It’s also really good for our lungs and can prevent waking up with a dry or sore throat.
Something else to be aware of is that it’s a lot easier to forget about drinking water when it’s colder outside. In the warmer months our need to stay hydrated and drink water feels more obvious because it’s hot outside and we start to feel dehydrated more easily. Most people’s water intake will decrease during the winter time which in turn leaves the skin a lot more dry as well. Keeping a water bottle near you will help keep your water intake at the forefront of your mind and help your body stay hydrated. Take a peek at our last blog post, Holiday Hydration, for some fun ideas of what you add to your water to make it more appealing during the winter time.
Keeping a water bottle near you will help keep your water intake at the forefront of your mind and help your body stay hydrated.
One thing to avoid at all costs during the winter is going outside with wet or damp skin. It may sound obvious but sometimes it’s so mindless we don’t even think about it. Whether you’re walking out of the gym a little sweaty still, or running late after getting out of the shower, it’s important to remember that damp skin is more susceptible to chapping when exposed to chilly winter air.
One thing to avoid at all costs during the winter is going outside with wet or damp skin.
The last tip we have may be the hardest to implement. When it’s cold outside, sometimes nothing in the world sounds better than taking a long hot shower or bath. While we understand it’s so tempting, it’s good to remember that going from extreme cold to extreme heat is hard on the skin. Switching temperatures so drastically can dry the skin up very quickly. If you do indulge, make sure to moisture not just your face but your whole body as well. Our High Desert Body Cream is a great option because of the whipped mixture made up purely of shea butter and cocoa butter which absorbs into the skin quickly and locks in lasting moisture.
The winter season is cold, dry and yet so beautiful as well. We want to encourage you to get outside and enjoy the beauty around you always and in every season. Being mindful of these few tips will help keep your skin healthy, moisturized and radiant even through the harsh winter months.