The temperatures continue to drop to their coldest during this winter season and for most of us, our skin pays a heavy price. While we try to protect our skin with multiple layers of clothing and warm our bodies with hot showers and baths, we are stripping our skin of its natural barrier to stay hydrated. Fortunately, you can manage winter itch successfully by using these 5 key tips throughout the cold months.
1. Wear Comfortable, Non-Irritating Clothing
We may reach for our wool sweater or heavy winter coat as we head outside, but it can help your skin breathe if you add a thin layer in between. The American Dermatologists Association recommends clothes made with thin, cotton can help protect that natural barrier of your skin from drying out and becoming irritated. And the same goes with your hands; if you find wool is irritating to your skin try leather or fleece.
And try a hypoallergenic laundry detergent to keep your clothes from irritating your skin further.
2. Use a Humidifier
While you may use your humidifier to help you breathe easier during cold and flu season, it can also benefit your skin. Running your humidifier naturally adds moisture to the air that can help keep your skin hydrated. Running our heat and space heaters during these cold months naturally depletes the air of moisture, making it difficult for our skin. And since the skin is our biggest organ it is important to keep it healthy and hydrated.
Plus, it has so many other great health benefits it is a wise investment for your health during the winter.
3. Stay Out of Hot Water
Yes, it feels so nice to take a hot shower or bath after coming in from the harsh winter cold, but it is not helping your skin in the long run. Lingering underneath the hot water, while it feels relaxing, can remove natural oils from your skin and lead to cracked skin. And the longer you are in the shower or bath of hot water, the more damage you do to your skin.
So in order to keep your skin happy, keep the water warm when you jump into the shower during winter months.
4. Stay Hydrated with More Water
It is a common misconception that you should not be consuming as much water each day during winter months as you do when the summer sun is shining bright. Drinking water each day is vital to your overall health and you should be consuming at least 64 ounces of water. This water can come from your fruits and veggies, but sometimes it is easiest to just drink your water. But that doesn’t mean that water can’t taste good.
EcoDrink Naturals contains several key electrolytes that help keep you hydrated through the day. And with 4 delicious flavors like Peach Mango, Berry, Fruit Punch and Strawberry Lemonade it may be hard to pick a favorite.
5. Soothe Skin with Aloe Vera
As you prepare for the day, ensure the first layer you put on is our 99% Aloe Vera Gelly. This soothing gel replenishes, moisturizes, and hydrates your skin quickly without leaving a sticky residue. A perfect facial treatment, our Gelly brightens and revitalizes, giving your complexion a warm winter glow. And you can maximize the moisture further by using it as an after-bath and scalp treatment.
Equally effective after cold weather exposure, it quickly soothes itchy skin and those occasional dry patches. Ideal for the entire family, this topical formula penetrates at least three epidermal layers to protect and comfort sensitive winter skin.
And with all the hand washing that you do through the say it is easy to dry your hands out quickly, leaving them feeling cracked and sore. Add our aloe Liquid Soap to your hand washing stations like your bathrooms and kitchen to help keep your hands feeling soft and soothed
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