5 Simple, Surefire Tips to Put Dry Skin On “Nice” This Season
1. “LUKE” IT
Take shorter, less scalding showers. Tempting as it might be to simmer, go easy on the hot water which can hasten the evaporation of water from the skin’s barrier. The energy savings is a nice plus.
2. SP-OIL YOURSELF
Even skin that isn’t naturally dry can get parched and flaky in the cold. This winter, try replacing your regular moisturizer with a healthy, deeply moisturizing non-pore-clogging oil like our USDA-certified virgin coconut oil, Know-It-Oil.
Use it right after showering before you’ve completely dried off, as a makeup remover, as a daily moisturizer, even on hair! Its fatty acids are native to skin, it’s got anti-aging properties and it’s soothing enough even for skin with atopic dermatitis and eczema (with a published study to prove it!).
3. NOT BOO-HOO, BOO-BOO (BALM)!
‘Tis the season when our popular Grandma Minnie’s The Big, Brave Boo-Boo Balm goes from handy to try-to-take-it-from- me-you-lose-a-finger. Use it on lips, cuticles, flaking brows, arid elbows and knees, extremely dry patches of skin, even the raw insides of nostrils.
Cold air outside and hot air inside, as well as central heating, can cause humidity to plummet. Try using a humidifier whenever possible.
5. LIP SERVICE
Folks flock to our Armada Lip Balm 60+ and Grandma Minnie’s The Big, Brave Boo-Boo Balm to lube their lips when temperatures dip. But did you know that parabens, dyes and other allergens can dry out lips, too? If your pucker’s particularly parched, select from our slew of dye-free Skintelligent Beauty Lipsticks and Lip Glosses (all are paraben, fragrance + preservative-free).