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How to soothe and heal itchy and dry skin in the winter months

How to soothe and heal itchy and dry skin in the winter months

Itchy and dry skin is a common issue during the winter months. The cold, dry air can strip the skin of its natural oils, leaving it feeling tight, uncomfortable, and prone to itching. But don't worry! With a few simple steps, you can soothe your skin and keep it hydrated throughout the winter season.

  1. Moisturise frequently: The first and most important step in healing itchy and dry skin is to keep it hydrated. A good moisturiser could be a Body Oil or Balm and can help to lock in moisture and prevent the skin from becoming dry and tight. Look for a moisturiser that contains natural ingredients like cocoa butter, jojoba oil, and apricot kernel oil to help soothe and hydrate the skin. Apply the oil or balm immediately after showering, when the skin is still slightly damp, to help lock in the moisture.

  2. Take short, warm showers: Long, hot showers can be tempting when it's cold outside, but they can also strip your skin of its natural oils and make dryness and itching worse. Instead, take short, warm showers and use a gentle cleanser to avoid further drying out your skin.

  3. Use a humidifier: Dry indoor air can be a major contributor to skin dryness during the winter months. Adding humidity to the air with a humidifier can help to hydrate the skin and soothe itching. Place a humidifier in your bedroom and run it overnight to help keep the air moist and your skin hydrated.

  4. Wear gloves: Your hands are especially susceptible to the drying effects of cold, dry air, so it's important to protect them. Wear gloves when you go outside to help shield your hands from the harsh elements.

  5. Drink plenty of water: Staying hydrated from the inside out is important for keeping your skin healthy and hydrated. Make sure to drink plenty of water throughout the day to keep your skin hydrated from the inside out.

  6. Use a gentle exfoliant: Gently exfoliating your skin once or twice a week can help to remove dead skin cells and improve the absorption of moisture. On your face, use a gentle clay based mask like our Pink Clay Mask, or a Body Scrub on the rest of your body.

  7. Avoid irritants: Products that contain fragrances or harsh chemicals can further irritate dry, itchy skin. Avoid using these products and look for gentler alternatives made from only natural ingredients instead like the Nathalie Bond skincare range.

In conclusion, taking care of your skin during the winter months is all about hydration and protection. By following these simple steps, you can soothe your skin and keep it hydrated and comfortable throughout the winter season.


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