Winter can be harsh! And we’re not just talking about the struggle of waking up in total darkness. The icy cold, yet dry winter air can wreak havoc on your skin. Seeking solace indoors doesn’t help much either since all that artificial air has similar drying effects on your skin.
But you can’t exactly hibernate the season away can you? In addition to willing spring to bloom sooner rather than later, here are five organic methods you can use to get you through winter dry skin.
Eat organic foods and hydrate
Who doesn’t love savoury, warming scalloped potatoes with a piece of salmon, or how about a sweet apple pie in the winter? Delicious, yet unfortunately potatoes and apples happen to be part of the EWG’s Dirty Dozen, and salmon if not wild caught and organic, can pose major risks to your health. We could go on and on about what to eat and what not to eat here, but your best bet if you want to avoid consuming unnecessary GMO’s, and pesticides in your food, is to simply buy organic! Keeping hydrated throughout the day is also important during the winter in order to prevent dry skin. You could opt for warm teas, or broths if you’re feeling extra chilly!
Opt for an organic moisturizer
When dry, itchy skin sets in, it can be tempting to run to the drug store and pick up the first moisturizer promising relief! These conventional moisturizers are typically packed in chemicals that do nothing for your skin, and may even end up drying it out even more. The reason for these additives is simply to speed up production, increase shelf life, and give you a cheaper product. But your health isn’t worth the cheapest option is it? Luckily, there are tons of organic moisturizers made with only the best of the best ingredients available these days. It just takes a bit of searching and you’ll find affordable moisturizers like Christina Moss Organic Facial Moisturizer, Avalon Organics Oil-Free Moisturizer, and Nourish Organic Face Cream.
For deeper hydration, try an organic oil or serum
Sometimes you need something a little extra for dry skin which is where organic oils and serums come in handy. Loaded with active botanicals that penetrate deep within your skin and deliver nourishing plant-actives at the cellular level, oils and serums perform overtime as they not only hydrate, but also stimulate collagen, brighten and protect the skin. Sanre is just one brand delivering on the promise of effective organic, rejuvenating skin serum.
Always wear an organic SPF
Just because the snow and ice may be taking center stage this season, doesn’t give you a reason to stop wearing SPF. In fact, with 80% of UV rays reaching the ground, your chances of getting sunburns in the winter may increase if you’re not diligent. Just look at snowboarders and skiers who spend all day on the hills, they return with some pretty gnarly burns! Avoid this by applying an organic SPF stick from 100% Pure, or Nature’s Brand. For the kids, Badger has a safe broad spectrum SPF 30 option.