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Skincare Tips During the Harsh Winter Months

Depending on where you live, the winter months can bring in a harsh climate that wreaks havoc on our skin. When the humidity levels drop and the air gets drier, it typically sucks much-needed moisture out. This combined with an increased use of central heating can leave you with dry, flaky skin, and exacerbate any existing skin conditions. Cold air also tends to tighten the skin’s pores and reduce blood circulation, reducing naturally occurring protective oils on our face. In today’s blog, we will be giving you some skincare tips and tricks to incorporate into your daily routine to keep your skin healthy and glowing all season long. If you are looking for a natural cosmetic brand that won’t add to the winter climate irritation, check out our gluten free, vegan, and cruelty free products at AltFore!

Moisturize frequently

A great way to keep your skin healthy during the winter is by applying a cream or ointment to your skin in the winter — and be sure not to forget your hands! During cold and flu seasons, our hands take a beating from the constant washing, so it’s important not to forget about moisturizing them as well. It is also recommended to wear waterproof gloves when washing the dishes or cleaning around your home, as this can also help retain moisture.

Protect your lips

We can easily cover most of our skin with clothing to keep the moisture in during the winter, but our lips are typically left exposed. The skin on our lips is thin and delicate, causing them to be easily damaged. It is highly recommended to use a ointment-based lip balm that will help to lock in moisture and help heal any cracks in the skin. It is also highly suggested to avoid licking your lips as much as possible, as this only dries your lips out more. When it comes to lipsticks and glosses, it is recommended to go with a natural cosmetic brand like AltFore to apply over your lip balm to help prevent any further irritation or dryness.

Invest in a humidifier

Humidifiers are a great way to add moisture into your home and skin during the dry winter months, especially if you are one to crank up the heat. Central heating uses mostly dry air that takes away moisture, making a humidifier an excellent addition to your home.

Eat right and hydrate

Believe it or not, our diet can play a role in moisturizing our skin. Foods that contain omega-3 fatty acids, such as salmon and flaxseed oil, can not only help to moisturize our skin in dry, cold climates, but also reduce inflammation in the body, boost our immune systems, and improve our mood. Drinking lots of water comes with endless benefits, including adding back moisture into our skin, improving complexion, reducing puffiness, and faster healing.

No one enjoys the feeling of dry, itchy winter skin, and we hope this blog gave you some useful tips in regards to helping keep your skin glowing and healthy all season long. If you are searching for the perfect winter lipstick or lipgloss shades that won’t add to skin irritation, check out our natural cosmetic brand at AltFore for a variety of beautiful winter shades.