Winter is primetime for dry, itchy, flaky skin, but why? Blustery winds, cold weather outside and artificial heat inside can prevent the skin’s barrier from doing its job, in turn allowing irritants to enter and much-needed moisture to escape. But a few simple tips from our dermatologist founder Dr. Naana Boakye can help keep your skin calm and comfortable…
Increase hydration: A little extra moisture goes a long way to improve dryness and dull skin. Karité Shea Butter Hydrating Body Cream offers all the skin-soothing and radiance-enhancing benefits you want from the neck down!
Don’t forget your hands: A combination of frequent hand-washing and cold, dry air is likely to lead to rough, chapped hands. Smooth things over with our Crème Mains Hand Cream—and don’t forget to apply it after washing and throughout the day as needed.
Give your lips extra love: It’s chapped-lip season, but you don’t have to deal with dry, uncomfortable skin. Our Baume à Lèvres Lip Balm is formulated with unrefined shea butter, murumuru butter, jojoba oil, rosehip oil and antioxidant-rich botanicals for a plump, healthy-looking pout.
Rethink your shower routine: A long, hot shower may help you warm up, but it’s doing no favors for your skin. Keep your shower as brief as possible, and set the water temperature to lukewarm, not hot. And don’t forget to apply moisturizer from head to toe while skin is still damp!
Use a humidifier: Increasing moisture levels in the air can make a world of difference for your skin. Place a humidifier in areas you spend a lot of time, such as your bedroom and office.
Eat more healthy fats: The omega fatty acids found in foods such as wild salmon, flax seeds and avocado can help strengthen your skin’s barrier so moisture stays put. Not into these foods? Oral supplements can help, too!