How the winter months affect your skin
The holiday season is slowly coming to an end and with that comes the changing leaves, brisker wind, and the slow rising sun. But the biggest change is having to dig out your winter coat, hats, and gloves. With the crisper air, you can see the quick temperature changes on your hands, chapped knuckles and flaky skin. But what happens to the rest of your skin during the winter months?
Do you know why your skin feels brittle and dry when the temperature drops? Moisture is stripped away from your skin through the harshness of Mother Nature’s mercy. The biting wind and cold weather is not a suitable place for your epidermis to thrive. So when you are out, make sure to shield as much of your skin as possible, with gloves, hats, and scarves. But you can’t be bundled head to toe 24/7, so what can you do?
If you think lathering on moisturizes is the answer, that’s only part of the solution. While those lotions may provide relief for immediate dryness, the underlying cause is still there. You need to make sure you are aware of what your skin needs. You wouldn't give a plant more water when it actually needs more light or to be repotted. So what can you look for?
Overall hydration. Hydration is important all year, but especially important in the winter. With lower levels of humidity, your skin is craving water. Try and drink an extra glass during these months. But don’t just stop there. It’s crucial to be aware of what your skin needs, especially if you live in an area with a changing climate. Our BHANG | the face treatment is the perfect serum to add moisture back into your routine as well as combats against free radical damage by immersing your skin with natural nutrients. To use: add a few drops to the back of the hand, apply to forehead, chin, cheeks, neck, spread evenly. Use morning and night for nourishment of the skin.
Do you tend to notice that your beard gets itchy during the cold months? Not only does the cold and harsh wind affect your skin, it can also affect your hair. Say goodbye to seasonal Funky Beard Complex by adding SHIELD | the hair, beard balm into your routine. This balm will bring back the luster to your beard and will also nourish the skin beneath to relieve that itch. To use: apply a dime-size amount of this nourishing treatment to palms, apply to beard + hair for hydration and shine with a bit of hold. But now is not the time to only take care of the skin the wind can get to. Make sure you are hydrating your entire body with ESSENCE | the body, shave oil. This body serum will have you smelling like a natural summer day. While also penetrating deep into your epidermis to hydrate from within. To use: apply liberally to the body, long strokes, to stimulate lymph. Apply to the neck area after shaving to cool and calm the skin.
Winter is coming, but that doesn't mean you need to completely revamp your skin care routine. Adding in products that can adapt to changing environmental factors is going to be key in keeping your skin happy and your beard in place.