6 Essential Tips for Protecting Dry Skin this Winter
Winter can be a challenging time for most of us, for one reason or another. Our joints are exposed to winds and the cold, our body carries heavy clothes around, and some of us might experience mood swings, due to the absence of enough sunlight.
The dehydrated air brought by the winter has no mercy to our skin, which might lead to extremely dry and cracked skin. To keep your skin healthy and rejuvenated, practicing adequate skin care during winter is crucial. Here are our six essential winter skin care tips for you to combat dryness this season.
1. Humidify the environment around you
Our skin loses water when the air surrounding us is dehydrated, known as “transepidermal water loss (TEWL or TWL)”. To prevent the air from drying out our skin, complement your skin care regime by investing in an air humidifier that will replenish the air with microscopic droplets of moisture, ensuring that your skin is hydrated in all conditions.
2. Give your skin adequate hydration
Applying sufficient hydrating skin care products to your skin can greatly help with preventing cracking and flaky skin. JK7® is here to protect your skin with our all-natural ingredients that use spagyric herbal extracts found in organic plants to enhance and enable maximum benefits for the skin and overall health.
Due to a higher degree of oil concentration, cream moisturizers generally have a thicker consistency compared to serums. A cream-based moisturizer will leave a protective barrier on your skin and help your skin retain moisture.
Check out the JK7® 24H Cream Day & Night Face Care that uses shea butter, natural vitamin E, and essential oils to enhance your skin’s ability to retain moisture. Furthermore, this hero formula with an abundance of JK7® Signature Extracts of Pomigranate and Mangosteen, stimulates highly desired collagen and elastin production.
Applying face masks can also provide long and thorough hydration to your skin. Similar to a hydrating cream, face masks create barriers on the skin to lock in moisture and stimulate effective ingredients to penetrate the skin for visible rejuvenation.
3. Upgrade your skin care routine
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4. Be careful with exfoliation
The importance of skin exfoliation cannot be stressed enough. Exfoliation can prevent dirt and oil build-up in the pores and more thoroughly cleanse your skin, and proper exfoliation increases your skin’s ability to absorb hydrating products and other additional skin care products.
However, one needs to make sure not to over-exfoliate one’s skin; otherwise, the skin would feel irritated and grow dry patches, becoming even more vulnerable to the cold and dryness in winter. We suggest exfoliation once a week only.
5. Wear a scarf to protect your face
Winter can be quite cruel sometimes, causing cracks and bleedings on our skin, even on our faces as well! On top of wearing sweaters and winter jackets to fend off the cold, take pre-emptive measures to cover your face too! Simply wrapping a scarf around your neck and the lower half of your face when going outside can make a substantial difference.
6. Do not forget your lips, hands, and body
In addition to caring for our facial skin – your lips, hands, and body need your love and care in winter as well.
Our lips are prone to dryness and, in extreme cases, bleeding in the winter wind – so a good idea is to always carry a lip moisturizer around with you.
Formulated with Beeswax, Chamomile Oil, Shea Butter, Vanilla Extract, and other nourishing ingredients, the JK7® Lip Balm can help you combat lip drying and chaffing, protecting your lips against the seasonal conditions.
With all the hand washing and sanitizing we have been doing lately, it is beneficial to always carry a moisturizing hand cream with you.
The JK7® Hand Cream moisturizes your hands and cuticles with Hawaiin Kukui Oil, Chamomile Extracts, and Rose Oil.
After showering, it is also beneficial to apply a body moisturizer to replenish and hydrate your skin. Your skin will thank you for this.
The JK7® Body Moisturizing Oil rejuvenates your skin, but also provides your skin with adequate hydration, improving your skin elasticity.
The cold never bothered my skin anyway – by choosing the right winter skin care routine, you can still achieve a radiant and glowing skin complexion in winter!