It's been snowing on and off for a few days this week here in the Northeast. We've also gotten a few snowstorms leaving over a foot of snow.
I've been getting out there - walking in the woods, cross country skiing, and downhill skiing.
I love the snow and being outdoors this time of year and I know my skin's going to need extra care.
Cold temps, dry air and indoor heat can take its toll on your skin making it dry, flaky, red and rash-y.
Your skin is a living breathing organ!
It needs nourishment inside and out to look and feel it’s best.
Do this experiment.
Take a lemon or lime and leave it on the counter and watch what happens within a few days - cause it’s winter.
The skin gets tight and wrinkles up. The inside starts to dry up too.
That’s what happens to your skin when you don’t take care of it.
Here’s 5 things you may not of heard of to help boost your skin’s hydration this winter and get it ready for spring.
- Drink gel water
- Drink hibiscus herbal tea to support your skin
- Drink aloe vera
- Use a humidifier in your bedroom
- Use body care products that are made fresh with natural ingredients like Made With Love Natural Skin Care
Gel water, aka structured water, is the best way for your body to get super hydrated.
It’s so easy to make. Cut up water based fruits, vegetables or chia seeds and let it infuse in a ½ gallon mason jar full of water for about an hour before drinking. Refill with water as you drink it up. I like to try a new flavor every day. Watermelon, cucumber, blueberry, lime, lemon, cucumber, celery, or orange. Get creative! Can’t find fresh berries then go for frozen fruit. Your skin’s going to thank you.
Drinking hibiscus tea on a regular basis helps your skin look and feel fresh. The hibiscus flower is rich in anthocyanins, fruit acids, vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and bioflavonoids. It helps stop the loss of collagen and elastin which keeps your skin firm and taut. It’s high in Vitamin C and tastes great!
I buy loose Hibiscus flowers to make a stronger brew. Boil ½ gallon of water and add ¼ cup of hibiscus and let it steep for at least 20 minutes. It’s a beautiful ruby red tea that has a fruity taste. Once it’s cool pour it in a ½ gallon mason jar and refrigerate and you’re set for a few days.
Add a touch of honey and drink it hot or cold.
Aloe vera juice is another great way to hydrate your skin from the inside out.
Aloe is a very water-dense plant. It’s packed with rich nutrients and antioxidants that help protect your skin. It also stops collagen degradation. Research shows it can neutralize and repair your skin from the effects of UV damage, and help prevent fine lines and wrinkles.
It can be an acquired taste. When I first started drinking aloe I wasn’t so keen on the sharp taste. By the 3rd day I was used to the taste. I get it by the gallon and keep it in the fridge. It’s also good for an upset stomach.
Start with a tablespoon in a 12 oz. glass of water. Work your way up to 4 oz. in an 12 oz. glass of water. It’s so hydrating for your skin. If you can’t stomach drinking it in plain water add a splash of cranberry or apple juice to the mixture. No...I didn't say to add vodka to it. Only if it's Saturday.
Use a humidifier next to your bed, close to where you actually sleep in it. A humidifier with an essential oil cup is a bonus. The benefits of regularly using the humidifier definitely outweigh the clean up of it. Extra moisture in the air is absorbed by your skin and helps your hair not to be so dry.
Sometimes it’s a pain in the ass to clean them. I clean mine once a week, soaking the base in distilled white vinegar to dissolve the scaly buildup.
Last but not least to save your skin from winter you need to be using the best natural products.
Umm, that would be Made With Love Natural Skin Care products.
Corporate brands use a whole lot of crap in them that don’t really hydrate your skin. I remember back in the day before I was making body care products the lotion I’d get at the drugstore. 1 pump, 2 pumps, 3 pumps and 4! Big globs of product and it wouldn’t cover my calf. Not that I have a huge calf.
The reason: can you say alcohol? Alcohol is added to give that “silky” feel. It dries the product up before it’s had a chance to fully hydrate your skin.
So many shitty, cheap ingredients for the sake of big profits.
Fake fragrances abound in them, even in the brands that claim to be natural and/or organic. Sure it may smell nice but if you're finding your skin is sensitive my bet is from the fake fragrance.
There’s no truth in labeling. The FDA isn’t really monitoring this unless there’s a lawsuit of some type.
Here, we make small, fresh batches using ingredients as close to their natural way of being. Herbal-infused oils are made in house. Essential oils are sourced from small, sustainable growers and distillers. Only natural preservatives are used. Our products are so fresh they’re meant to be used, not sitting around for years collecting dust on a shelf in your bathroom.
FYI - our products last 1+ years, depending upon the product.
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