It’s officially winter! Although we’ve hopefully beaten all the wintertime blues, we certainly will still face the inevitable winter dry skin. It happens to everyone without oily skin (probably the best time of year for that skin type, lol).
Dry skin is especially common in the winter months, when the humidity level outside drops. When the air outside is cold and dry, the water in your skin evaporates more quickly, which makes your skin feel dry and tight, and sometimes flaky. No one wants that!
Here are some ways to combat winter dry skin using tried and true Heather Marianna methods!
Use a Skin Mask
Here is a DIY, gel mask that I swear by in the winter. You can use it on any part of your body that is dry. Give your arms and legs special attention as well with this silky hydrating mask. To make this mask, mix 1 teaspoon of milk, 1 tablespoon of honey, 1 teaspoon of Aloe Vera gel, and 2 drops of any essential oil. Mix all the ingredients well and apply it evenly to your skin. After 15 minutes, rinse it off with warm water and pat dry with a soft towel. This mask will leave your skin feeling soft and smooth.
Drink More Water
Seems obvious, but for many of us drinking water can feel like a task. Stay hydrated from the inside out by upping your water intake in the winter months.
Slather on The Serums
During the wintertime I notice I use a lot more serum. This year I caught myself using a hyaluronic serum from another brand (no, no, at my house) so I decided that Beauty Kitchen & Marianna Naturals should launch our own! You can find it here, and it’s a miracle worker in the winter months.
Turn on the Humidifier
This is a great one for dry skin. I like to use mine on my bedside table at night while I sleep. It’s a game changer.
Choose Your Foods Wisely
You can actually affect your skin’s moisture by changing up your diet. Fatty fish like Salmon is a great choice, and paired with Avocado it’s a low-calorie winner! Sweet potatoes, tomatoes, and walnuts are also excellent choices to help heal dry skin.
Another thing we should be doing anyway! The best vitamins for dry skin are fish oil (of course) and Vitamin D. Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that is critical for many aspects of health, including the health of your skin. I would also suggest drinking Collagen. Collagen is the most abundant protein in your body and accounts for 75% of your skin’s dry weight. I really love Vital Proteins Lemon Lavender Collagen, which goes in my water every single morning and can be bought in a large container or in single serve drink packets! I also buy the Monet Pink Collagen Key from my friend Jen, and it tastes great!
Now that it’s officially wintertime, let’s put our best skin forward. Drink extra water, whip up a DIY gel mask, and be sure to try Beauty Kitchen’s new Hyaluronic Serum! Use code SerumMe for 15% off your bottle!!!