If you’re anything like me, your skin is not handling the cold and dry weather too well. I am in serious need of a winter skin remedy. My entire nose peels and my hands get patches of crackled skin. I am a huge fan of natural products and after a visit to my dermatologist ( who only suggested very hard chemical products ) I decided it was time for some googling!
After consulting the infinite wisdom of the interwebs, ( I hope you can read at least a little sarcasm here ) However, I actually did find some great resources!
Here are some of my top Winter Skin Remedy finds.
WATER WATER WATER!
Truly, drinking water is the absolute best way to prevent skin issues and even to help clear up breakouts or overly blackhead prone skin. I learned a simple trick from my doctor friends on how to tell if you’re dehydrated. Pinch the skin on the back of your hand – if it snaps right back into place then you’re doing great! If it takes any time at all to sink back to normal, then you need to drink more water! It is amazing how much of a difference that drinking water makes. I have set reminders on my phone to help me remember throughout the day!
INVEST IN A GOOD MOISTURIZER – AND DON’T OVER EXFOLIATE
I have truly seen a huge difference since using a proper moisturizer. ( Very different from just putting whatever lotion I was using on my kids, or something I picked up from Target ) Not that there is anything wrong with Target choices, but finding something that was right for my skin was a gamechanger.
Personally I have been using and LOVING this moisturizer from Beauty Counter. I also use this face wash. **I am not a consultant nor do I want to be, but just a long time fan of safer beauty products and their quality! On my must have list is theircleansing balm. If I could only have one product for the rest of my life it would be a toss-up between this cleansing balm and my all time favorite dry shampoo. And if you’ve followed me for any length of time, then you know how much I LOVE my dry shampoo. 🙂 I use the cleansing balm as a moisturizer and a cleanser, and believe me when I say it is worth EVERY PENNY. Also, this jar is my friend Jessica’s and she has had the same one for almost 10 months now and there is still plenty left. So the cost per use is ultra low, and I am so big on cost per use! Especially in my quest towards a more minimalist life, factoring in cost per use for an item typically makes sense to buy higher quality products that are both better for my body and work out to be less money over the course of the year.
If purchasing new products is just an absolute no-go for you, then I also found and made this amazing DIY Whipped Coconut Oil Healing Balm infused with Thyme and Chamomile, both of which have extreme healing and skin calming properties. Get the recipe here! It was a quick, easy and cheap DIY that made a TON and I will definitely be gifting some for the holidays to my girlfriends.