Winter…it’s hard on your skin!
As temperatures and humidity levels drop your skin can dry out more quickly. Dry skin can be tight and itchy and generally uncomfortable. No one product is going to solve all of your skin care problems, but a good natural soap is an excellent first step.
“Natural cold process artisan soaps are made with olive oil and coconut oil, which are excellent natural nourishers that lock in moisture and create a protective barrier without clogging pores.”1 Nikola Djordjevic, MD, a doctor and co-founder of MedAlertHelp.org comments ““Any natural soap containing vegetable oils, cocoa butter, olive oil, aloe vera, jojoba, and avocado are perfect for dry skin.”2
OutsideIn Soaps contain Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, sustainably farmed Palm Kernel Flakes, Shea Butter, and sweet Almond Oil. That’s a lot of love for your skin. We do not add any detergents or chemical fragrances to reduce those benefits.
Round out your skin care regimen with the following2:
- Apply moisturizer daily. After cleansing your face or body, apply a moisturizer to your skin such as body lotions, oils, or creams, and oil-free moisturizers designed for the face. These products help seal in moisture and prevent your skin from drying out.
- Don’t over wash. Washing too much can dry out your skin. Also, bathing in hot water can remove the skin’s natural oils. “I say that you’re allowed one shower a day, and turn down the water temperature — your skin will appreciate it,” says Dr. Brody. Limit showers to no more than 10 minutes and apply moisturizer immediately after while your skin is still damp.
- Use a humidifier. Dry air can also dry out skin, leading to itching, peeling, and irritation. Use a humidifier in your home to add moisture to the air.
- Keep your body hydrated. Dehydration can also trigger dry skin. Drink plenty of fluids — especially water — and limit beverages that cause dehydration such as alcohol and caffeine.
- Avoid irritants. If you have a skin condition like eczema, contact with irritants can worsen symptoms and dry out skin. Avoidance, however, can improve your skin’s health. Eczema triggers may include allergens, stress, and diet. Keeping a journal and tracking flares can help identify your individual triggers.
And don’t forget exercise. Working out increases blood circulation and stimulates collagen production, which brings new nutrients to the cells and oxygen to the skin. So, it definitely is helpful for getting a glow and lessening stress-related breakouts.3
Whether you choose to spend your winter days outside on the slopes or inside by the fire, thanks for letting us be part of your self-care!