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How Do You Stay On Top Of Dry Skin In Winter?

In the wintertime, the humidity outside and inside our homes is low.  As a result, the moisture level of the outermost layer of our skin, the epidermis, tends to also be low. If we don’t take steps to actively prevent dry skin, it’s bound to occur in the wintertime. Dry skin can result in roughness, flaking, itching, cracking, and even a burning sensation. Dry skin becomes even more pronounced as we age.  

Along with playing a main role in your skin’s moisture levels, the epidermis layer also serves as a protective barrier to the skin. While dry skin isn’t typically associated with causing severe health problems, damage to the epidermis due to dryness can lead to bacterial infections and cause bigger problems. Chronic dry skin can also result in eczema. The good news is that there are many ways to increase your skin’s moisture, especially during the harsh winter months. 

One of the best ways to moisturize and nourish your skin is to apply plant-based oils. Edye’s Naturals products are all a blend of organic, plant-based oils, specifically formulated for their diverse nutrient profiles. Edye’s Naturals products don’t contain any water, as water-containing products are drying to the skin. Be sure to take a look at what skincare products you are using, as many are made with chemical ingredients and preservatives that are damaging to your skin. 

Experiencing dry, itchy skin? Try exfoliating with Edye’s Organic Peppermint Himalayan Sea Salt Scrub. The salt helps to clear away dead skin, while the blend of organic, plant oils lock in moisture. Many people are prone to dry, cracked hands in the wintertime. For this, try Edye’s Organic Peppermint Skin Repair.  Peppermint has natural anti-itch properties, and the oils in this blend will help to moisturize and repair damaged skin. 

Combat dry skin by moisturizing daily. Edye’s Organic Face and Body Butter is a head-to-toe product, which makes for a great base to your organic skincare routine. Like all of Edye’s products, it is highly concentrated, so you’ll be surprised how little you need to achieve deep moisturizing effects.  To target your face and neck, try Edye’s Organic Deep Nourishing Serum.  This product contains 10 different plant-based oils to nourish and repair your skin. It is also great for anti-aging, as it can help with fine lines, blemishes and wrinkles. 

Along with moisturizing daily, there are several lifestyle practices you can try to protect your skin from dryness. Try using a dehumidifier set at 60 percent. Also be mindful of how often you bathe or shower; limit yourself to once per day for no longer than 10 minutes, and use warm water as opposed to hot, which will strip away oils from your skin. Many soaps will also strip away oils from your skin, as they contain chemical ingredients and alcohols.  You can use Edye’s Organic Soap to cleanse while also moisturizing your skin. Additionally, make sure you are drinking enough water; aim to drink half your body weight in ounces, daily. 

What you put on your skin matters. Take a look at the ingredients on all of your skincare products and think critically about whether the product is helping your skin, or hurting it. 

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