5 tips for dry winter skin

Do you also get dry, tightening skin as soon as the temperature drops? I’ve always suffered from dry skin. Fortunately, that is now a thing of the past. And I have hydrated skin that feels pleasant in both summer and winter. I’ll share my tips with you in this blog.

1. Drink

Let’s start with the most important thing. Your main way of hydrating your skin is from the inside out. Maybe your need for water in the winter is a lot less than during the summer months. However, it remains extremely important for your skin (and the rest of your body) to drink enough every day. In winter, I prefer hot drinks, such as fresh ginger tea or the Glow tea specially formulated for radiant skin! And when I’m at work, I always have a glass drinking bottle with filtered water next to my laptop or I have it with me in my handbag. Just make sure you have these with you at all times and you will see that you will naturally start drinking more. I often add a drop of mandarin oil (make sure you only use an oil that is suitable for ingestion and only in a glass bottle!) or a dash of 100% natural syrup (no chemicals please). You can read here why it is better to drink water from a glass bottle . And you can read all about the health benefits of filtered water here .

White Glass Drinking Bottle

2. Nutrition

Your skin is a reflection of how you take care of your body. And that starts with the (quality of the) food that you eat every day. Specifically for dry skin, it is important to eliminate dairy from your diet (this was really the solution for me and my daughter to get rid of dry skin). It is also important to make sure that you get enough Omega-3. Important for maintaining supple and hydrated skin. Good plant-based sources of Omega-3 include: seaweed, flaxseed, chia seeds and walnuts. Do you think it’s necessary to eat oily fish to get omega-3? Seaweed contains about 88 mg of omega-3 fatty acids per 100 grams, while wild salmon contains only 2 grams of omega-3 fatty acids per 100 grams. Because fish eats algae, people eat fish. So it’s better to leave the fish alone and get the nutrients directly from the source.

Unless seaweed is really your thing (mine certainly isn’t) and you eat it regularly, it’s recommended to take an omega-3 supplement. I always choose a high-quality supplement for this, coming from a plant-based source. Use the discount code glow10 for a 10% discount on your entire order. Again, not a fan of the taste of seaweed? Then choose capsules instead of drops.

3. Dry brushing or exfoliating

Before showering, brush your skin with a special natural body brush . This helps unclog pores and excrete toxins that have become trapped in skin. In addition, it promotes blood circulation, which in turn has a beneficial effect on the processing of waste products by your body. After brushing, take a nice shower. If you have dry skin, it is better not to shower too hot or take a bath that is too hot.

Not a fan of dry brushing? Then you can also choose to skip this and use a nice natural scrub or natural scrub glove while showering. To remove dead skin cells and promote blood circulation. In any case, the effect of both dry brushing and exfoliating is the removal of dead skin cells. This allows the cream you apply to be better absorbed by your skin.

4. Take care of yourself with natural products

Of course, a nice oily cream is also great to nourish your dry skin. But beware: many products contain alcohol or perfume and these dry out your skin even more. And your skin is your largest organ. What you put on it is absorbed by your skin and ends up in your body. Many of the creams from the drugstore contain toxic substances that you would rather not put on your skin. Therefore, it is better to opt for 100% natural products. Such as shea butter , coconut oil, argan oil or vitamin E oil . I currently use shea butter as a day and night cream, body lotion, for my hair and as a lip balm. But alternate with coconut oil, argan oil and vitamin E oil every now and then. All these products are 100% pure nature and can therefore be applied safely. Your dry skin will thank you 😉

organic shea butter

5. Prevention is better than cure

If it’s really old and bleak outside, make sure your skin is protected. Then preventively rub your face and lips with a lick of shea butter. And also lubricate the cheeks of your child(ren) before they go outside. Put a can of shea butter in your handbag for your sos skin care on the go.

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