I used to think people who loved winter were a myth, like unicorns or centaurs or some other equally crazy creature. Well, apparently – they’re real. I think it’s weird and deranged, but who am I to judge?
I’m sure you winter lovers out there are shaking your fists at the screen. Winter is awesome! I bet you’re thinking. You can skate, ski, snowshoe, and have all kinds of frigid fun. Let’s just agree to disagree. Because even if you love winter, your skin doesn't.
And if you’re not a winter lover (what I like to call a “normal person”) don’t think for a second that your skin is spared. Indoor heating seriously dries out the skin. So, even if you’re curled up at home under a mountain of blankets, your skin is still suffering.
Here are some winter skincare tips to keep your complexion dewy, plump, and healthy when the weather outside is frightful.
Pull Out The Gloves
Defy the Dry: Humidify!
Indoor heating systems (using oil, wood, or electricity) parch the skin [i]. Humidifiers put moisture back into the air, which stops your skin from getting itchy, flaky, or dehydrated. The benefits don’t stop there: humidifiers are also helpful for treating dry lips (smooch away!), stuffy sinuses, and scratchy throats. This simple change will make your toasty nights in much more comfortable – and better for your skin!
Sleep in Style
I’m sure you’ve all heard it before: sleep is very important for your skin (gotta get your full eight hours, folks!). While that’s true, you might not realize that what you sleep in is also very important for the health and beauty of your skin. Look for sheets and sleepwear in natural fibres like cotton, silk (ooh, fancy!), linen, and cashmere [ii].
Pro-tip: Avoid blends of cotton and synthetic fibres as they can be abrasive and irritating for the skin [iii].
Then, snuggle up and recharge!
Make Scrub Inspired a Part of Your Winter Routine
We at Scrub Inspired know how difficult it can be to achieve glowing and healthy skin when the temperature drops below zero. That’s why we created a line of products perfectly suited for harsh winters (and we know harsh winters. Trust us, we’re Canadian!).
If you’ve been looking for the perfect winter scrub, search no more! Coconut Almond is the gentlest scrub in our line, perfect for even the most sensitive skin. It can be used daily from face to feet to gently exfoliate dry skin and moisturize deeply. If you need even more of an endorsement, this scrub also happens to be Scrub Inspired co-founder Kiersten Hanly's favourite!
Dry, chapped lips are a staple of winter – but they don’t have to be. Our line of lip scrubs will leave your lips exfoliated and moisturized giving you the perfect, supple pout. Whether you’re rocking a bold red lip, or flashing an all-natural smile, your lips are sure to look healthy and beautiful. Incorporating this into your routine is simple: just wet your lips, apply the scrub in a circular motion, and lick or wipe off. Treat yo self!
There’s nothing more satisfying than taking a warm bath after a cold winter’s day. Take time for you and Refresh with our salt bath. This invigorating blend of essential oils is specifically designed to revitalize your spirit and energize your mind. No more winter blues! The peppermint, eucalyptis, and orange essential oils boost immunity to heal congestion. Arm yourself this cold and flu season while relaxing at the same time. Your body will thank you!
What are your favourite techniques to keep your skin healthy in the winter? Leave them in the comments below!