Your skin is the largest organ on your body, and in the winter it takes a real beating. Those harsh winds and low temperatures are no joke! Try some of these quick tricks to combat some of the winter’s worst attempts at compromising your skin’s beauty.
1. Gel Peels
In the winter exfoliating can do more harm than good. A gentle gel peel is a much better option. Scrubbing your skin with harsh exfoliators can cause permanent damage in the cold winter months. The cool air creates dry skin that when scrubbed and rubbed can cause tearing and rawness. Gel peels are a gentler way of removing dead skin and cleansing the skin of impurities.
Do you struggle with dry lips in the winter? Are your lips chaffing and peeling? Brew a cup of your favorite tea. Take the used tea bags and set them to the side to chill. After they have chilled, hold them on your lips for 10-15 min. The tannins in the tea will help to not only soothe, but also hydrate the skin on your lips.
It’s bath time! Take a nice relaxing bath and add oatmeal to it in order to soothe dry and flaky skin. The oatmeal contains fats and complex sugars that help to lubricate and moisturize, as well as heal and soothe the skin.
Winter = dry air. Not only does dry air make it hard to breathe, but it continues to take a toll on your skin, even when you are sleep. A humidifier helps to add much needed moisture back into the air with misty humidity.
5. Tea Tree Oil
Do you have dry scalp issues? Well the winter is only going to make it more of a flaky mess. Tea tree oil has healing properties to help fight off the flakes. This is especially a good choice for those who struggle with eczema or psoriasis. Don’t apply it in its most concentrated form. Try diluting it in your conditioner or moisturizer.