Tips for Taking Care of Your Skin in Winter

Exfoliate for excellent skin

It may be the last thing on your mind when you have dry, itchy skin, but there are benefits to exfoliating your skin during winter. Not only will it take off the dry, dead skin cells, but it also helps you regenerate new ones. Your skin will thank you for using natural, exfoliating scrubs like this yummy-smelling geranium and orange scrub, or even check out this list of five homemade recipes that are easy to make using just ingredients from your kitchen pantry

I used to pride myself on my killer immune system and the fact that I never got sick. In fact, for the first five years we were married, I don’t think my husband ever saw me not feeling well. But the last few years have been a completely different story. Last winter I was sick–really sick–almost continuously for months. I got strep throat twice, not to mention the flu, bronchitis, and several urinary tract infections. I was a mess.
My husband and close friends warned me that I was working too hard, and not sleeping enough, and that if something didn’t change I would just keep getting sick. I didn’t want to admit it, but deep down I knew they were right, and that something had to give. I started working harder at taking care of myself, and at making staying healthy a bigger priority.

I’m happy to say that the small changes I’ve made seem to be working. So far this winter I’ve been able to ward off any sign of sickness with proactive measures, and for the first time in years, I actually feel rested.

Use a natural moisturizer and apply immediately after washing.
Choose your facial moisturizer and body lotion carefully. We recommend oil based products rather than water based to keep important hydrating oils in your skin. Apply moisturizer or lotion immediately after washing to lock in as much moisture as possible, and don’t forget to include your hands and your feet, the most hardworking parts of your body! Our favorite for your body? This heavenly body butter is a blend of organic butters and oils, topped up with a therapeutic blend of aromatic essential oils. If you recently ran out of body lotion, look inside your pantry for a tub of coconut oil; beauty editors swear by this versatile pantry essential!

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