Learn How To Moisturize Dry Skin
No matter the season, we all want our skin to be as soft and supple as possible. The best way to achieve this is by creating a routine that focuses on hydration. This will prevent dry spots from ever arising in the first place. By keeping your skin healthy and hydrated with a daily routine, you can enjoy smooth, soft skin all year round.
Some people think that just using face moisturizer will do the trick, but body care involves more than that. Laundry detergent is a big part of it; make sure to get some clean laundry detergent. Unfortunately, some conventional brands have optical brighteners and sulfates, which can be tough to get rid of with just one wash.
Contradictorily, water dries out your skin – hot water especially. That is why dermatologists underscore tepid showers and baths (not appealing whatsoever, particularly in winter); they also recommend shorter ones less frequently. One way to partially nullify the drying effects of comfortably warm showers and baths is to apply oils and moisturizers while you’re still in them.
Foaming and bubbling may make your bath oil seem cleaner, but it’s actually stripping away moisture from your skin. Detergents and sulfates are usually the culprits for this foaming behavior in conventional oils. If you want a hydrating experience, find an oil that doesn’t foam or bubble in the water.
In contrast, clean oils actively moisturize the skin. Therefore, pour a small amount into your bathwater; it will accumulate in patches on the water’s surface. When you’re relaxing in the tub, smooth that warm oil onto your skin– especially targeting dry areas. The oil will remain on your skin after you get out of the bathtub, sealing in moisture and leaving behind soft skin.
The best bath oil for you ultimately depends on what scents please you. For example, 100% PURE Sweet Almond Gentle Shower Oil is known to be exceptionally moisturizing. Additionally, our Argan Oil leaves your skin hydrated and smelling amazing.
Other great options include the Super Fruit Facial Oil or the Retinol Restorative Overnight Balm applied before bedtime.
Salts make baths much more moisturizing and less slippery. 100% PURE Organic Lavender Sea Therapy Bath is very soothing after a stressful day. Seaweed Detox Bath are great to stimulate circulation and lymphatic drainage.
Hydrating Body Scrubs
Harsh scrubs can excessively dry and irritate your skin, so it’s best to use them sparingly in the winter months. The exception is ultra-hydrating, gentle scrub that gets rid of dead skin cells without stripping away moisture from the rest of your body. These types of scrubs also often contain rich oils that help nourish your skin while you’re still in the shower.
Try the Lavender Body Scrub, this sea salt scrub for smooth, softer skin. It uses sunflower and apricot oils as a base, with mineral-rich sea salt to circulate and exfoliate dead skin cells. Not to mention, its lavender smell is fabulous! Also, our Coconut Body Scrub also has jojoba oil can give you a hydrating boost.
The oils in the scrub are also very rich, which means they will actually stay on your body and won’t go down the drain with all of your other shower products.
If you don’t know if you should use an oil, cream, or lotion after a bath or shower, it’s simply a personal decision. If your skin is very dry though, layering an oil on first would be ideal. We love the Jasmine Body Oil soothing options, being a blend of pure and natural botanical oils leaving your skin glowing and hydrated with an amazing floral scent.
The texture of creams is rich and comforting, similar to the 100% PURE Honey Almond Whipped Body Butter. It is capable of nourishing even the driest of skins, having a base of water-rich aloe vera and a very soothing rose hydrosol that will replenish lost hydration.
Body lotions are designed to sink in quickly, making them a great choice for busy mornings. We love our luxurious with potent anti-aging vitamins, energizing green coffee, and brightening vitamin C for soft, youthfully supple skin body lotion from Pink Grapefruit Nourishing Body Cream.
Balms can do wonders for stubborn areas like your shins or elbows. You can even slather some on your feet, put on cotton socks, and leave it overnight for an easy pedicure. The Intensive Nourishing Balm is simple to use and leaves skin with a healthy sheen and serious moisture.