Cold Weathered Skin & Solutions
The winter season brings much to enjoy. Hot peppermint tea infused in puerh dark chocolate tea, what a combo! Knitted scarves and mittens. Cozy sweaters and the feeling of crisp, chilled air brushing over us as we work
and play through the winter.
Cold winter weather can mean dry itchy, and cracked skin. But there are a few things you can do to combat extreme winter skin. Start with using bath and body products that don't contain perfumes and dyes. Pamper your skin just as you would a baby. Have you ever tried body butters? They're perfect for this time of year. Body oils absorb into the skin nicely too.
Pampering treatment for cracking skin, soak in a warm, light soap bath. Rub in Jojoba and wrap cracked area in saran wrap. Unwrap after 20 minutes, rub in excess oil and layer skin with lotion.
Jojoba oil has been noted for repairing the top layer of skin, thanks to its natural fatty acid content . Other oils that provide similar results include argan, coconut and sunflower oils. - Healthline
Here are a few options to try and avoid dry itchy skin. Changing your detergent to something that is dye and fragrance free. As well as skincare products. Staying hydrated, sounds simple enough right? I personally have issues with staying properly hydrated when I'm cold. So I drink my herbal teas. My other winter H2O go-to's are warm infused waters like mint, ginger, and lemon or a cozy cup of vegetable broth with a pinch of cayenne pepper.
Consider switching water based hand and body lotions to oil based for winter. Bathing in hot water tends to dry out the skin as well. So cool it down before stepping out the shower. If your hair starts to feel weathered as well, mix in a teaspoon of coconut or argan oil with your conditioner on wet hair to use as a hot oil treatment for 15 minutes wrapped in a towel to hold in the heat and wash hair as usual.
If skin condition worsens or persists, definitely discuss with your physician.
Wishing you all a beautiful winter season and happy holidays!