The skin is the largest organ of the human body. Most of us tend to forget that, but when winter comes, we become more aware of it (especially people like myself who have sensitive, dry skin). Everyone's skin is different, so everyone reacts to the winter season differently. Here are some useful skin care tips for all skin types to make this winter more bearable:
- Five Beauty Tips for Dry Skin in Winter: Summary: 1) exfoliate two to three times per week, 2) pay attention to the kind of soap you use, 3) avoid woolen clothes, 4) don't expose yourself to excess heat, and 5) moisturize.
- Rise and Shine- Beat the Cold: Winter Care 101: Summary: same recommendations, plus tips for taking care of your heels, hair and lips.
- NOTE: Be careful about Petroleum Jelly, here is a link explaining why: Petroleum Jelly May Not Be As Harmless As You Think. We prefer to use other substitutes that are all-natural, non-toxic, organic skin care creams.
- Alternative Medicine and Therapy: If you have dermatitis or problematic, and this winter season is worsening your skin condition, this website has a comprehensive list of natural and holistic remedies that you can experiment with, including homeopathic creams, nutritional advice, and more.
Keep in mind that your lifestyle, environment, genetics, and inner biochemistry are all factors that influence the dynamics of your skin. It is important to educate yourself as well as be willing to explore and continuously try new things as your skin changes with time and adapts to it's external environment.