Happy New Year and welcome colder temperatures! You may be excited about winter and all that comes with it; the snow, skiing, and warm fires, but your skin is less than excited. Being exposed to the low humidity, harsh winds, cold temperatures, and dry indoor heat of winter can cause a lot of damage to your skin. And let's face it, (pun intended) dry, flaky, and even chapped skin is uncomfortable and many times unsightly.
So, don’t let winter ravage your skin! Start the New Year off by following these simple steps to combat the effects of winter:
- Choose a moisturizer with high
quality ingredients. Be sure to use a moisturizer that contains
hyaluronic acid, like Bloom Mineral Beauty Deep Moisturizing Shield.
Hyaluronic acid draws water from the lower levels of the skin while
the other ingredients like, aloe vera, sooth the skin and lock in the
- Shower in warm water.Showering in hot water
has a drying effect on your skin. The hot water can actually break down
the lipid barrier on your skin, causing you to lose moisture. As
much as possible, avoid hot baths and showers.
- Use a moisturizer immediately
after you shower. By applying moisturizer immediately after
showering, you seal in the water on your skin.
- Use a moisturizer specifically for
those tough to heal areas like your hands and feet. Hands and feet are especially
susceptible to dry and cracked skin. Bloom Mineral's
Foot Cream combines Dead Sea mineral salts with calendula and Aloe Vera
extract; a formula that helps your feet feel smooth and refreshed. Bloom's
Hand Cream is fortified with Vitamins and Essential Fatty Acids, and
contains Dead Sea mineral salts enriched with vitamins A, E & F
(linoleic acid), which can aide in healing chapped, dry or cracked hands.
- Make sure your moisturizer is free of all harmful ingredients. Like Bloom Mineral Beauty products, be sure to find a moisturizer that is free of the following harmful ingredients
- Cruelty-Free, no animal testing
By following these simple steps and only using moisturizers containing the highest quality ingredients, you can enjoy a New Year free from the harmful effects of winter.