Thursday, December 21, 2006
Winter-Proof Your Skin and Shea Butter
Today is Decemeber 21 which means that
Winter is officially here in the Northern Hemisphere. The harsh winter weather can take its toll on your skin causing dryness, itchiness, and skin dehydration. We have some special natural skin care tips to ease your winter skin woes.
1. Use a Humidifier
A humidifier is great in the winter months to add the much needed moisture to the due the heating in our homes and offices as well as the cold weather which dry out our skin.
2. Exfoliate Your Skin
The harsh winter weather causes more dead skin to accumulate than normal. Exfoliating 2-3 times a week with a natural gentle exfoliant leaves skin supple and makes it easier for your moisturizer to penetrate and absorb into your skin.
3. Use a Steamer
In the winter, you can steam your face by soaking a washcloth with steaming water or using a steamer once a week to open up the pores, hydrate and deep clean your skin.
4. Rehydrate from Within
After checking with your licensed health care practitioner to make sure supplementation is okay, try adding more essential fatty acids to your diet to moisturize from within. Also check with your doctor to make sure your kidneys are in good shape so that you can drink 6-8 glasses of water per day for radiant skin.
5. Moisturize with Shea Butter
It is important to use richer, more hydrating products in the winter and too also use these products more often. Unrefined Certified Organic Shea Butter is thick, rich and super concentrated. Using this Shea Butter twice daily provides a much needed protective barrier to prevent moisturize loss and to sooth inter worn skin