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Cold Weather Skin Care

Author: Dr. Larita
November 7, 2014

cold weatherOne morning last winter, my husband and I had to dig out of our driveway so I could go to work. The streets were clear but there were snowdrifts in our yard that were 12 to 16 inches high. We kept going back into the house to warm up because the temperature was 3 degrees but the windchill factor made it feel like negative 15 degrees. I kept wiping my face because the wind caused tears and the tears felt like icicles on my face.

During the winter months, choose face cream and makeup that works hard to protect your skin from blustery breezes.  Choose products that might be heavier than your regular brand, but not so heavy that they clog your pores. Look for solutions that are particularly effective on your T-zone, as this area is most prone to dryness.

Cooler temperatures always make effective skincare more difficult so make the switch to winter skincare products early. Use your winter-ready products daily to help fight the effects of winter weather and keep your skin healthy.


Winter Skin Care II

Author: Dr. Larita
November 6, 2014

winter skin care 3We’re continuing our blog on natural skin care for the cold weather season. We want to help you keep your skin healthy and radiant with a few changes to your warm weather skin care.

Your normal exfoliating practice might be very effective during the warm months, but it could prove to be too much for the cold season. Frequent or vigorous scrubs and cleanses will expose your new young skin to the harsh, dry air of winter without enough protection. If your moisturizing routine is still leaving you dry after exfoliating, consider cutting back on your weekly scrubs and instead use a natural exfoliating soap that can be used daily.

The following oil works very well when used after the drying conditions of winter activities. It is a thick oil but is great in protecting your face when it is exposed to sunburn after skiing, sailing, or hiking.

  • Chamomile – 10 drops
  • Geranium – 10 drops
  • Lavender – 10 drops
    Diluted in
  • Jojoba oil – 1 teaspoon
  • Evening primrose oil – 1 teaspoon
  • Almond oil – 2 teaspoons

Blend these ingredients together well and gently massage into the skin every night before bed and also during the day as a sunscreen.


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