Winter is coming! Yes, we are getting ready for winter right now: We've already gotten out our winter coats, thick boots, and fluffy scarves. But we should not forget to protect our largest organ: our skin! In winter, the cold, wind and heating air can dry out the skin more than usual, regardless of skin type, and in some cases even lead to flaky skin. Our lips, face, and hands are particularly affected. This article gives you eight tips to keep your skin well cared for and protected throughout winter.
1. Avoid materials that irritate the skin
If you have sensitive skin, winter can make your skin even more susceptible to allergens than usual. Therefore, we recommend you avoid any allergens. Sometimes tight-fitting, synthetic fabrics can cause skin irritation on the body. Instead, choose loose-fitting natural fibres that allow the skin to breathe, such as wool. If wool causes itching on your skin, but you don't want to give up your fluffy jumpers and scarves, make sure to use only high-quality wool.
2. Watch your alcohol intake
The skin is one of the first organs where increased alcohol consumption becomes visible. Spider veins, redness on the face and palms, and hyperpigmentation on the legs can occur as long-term effects. Alcohol also has a diuretic effect, so we can quickly lose a lot of water from our cells, drying out the skin and making it dull. Of course, you don't have to give up alcohol completely to do something good for your skin. A more conscious approach to your favourite mulled wine at the Christmas market or wine at the Christmas dinner party can help your skin to better retain its moisture and evenness. Or how about some delicious mocktails - alcoholfree cocktails - to celebrate this year?
3. Cleanse your skin deeply
You could say that this is one of the most fundamental steps to achieve well-protected skin in winter. The skin needs to be clean and well-oxygenated so that it can regenerate itself. Keeping the skin clean and well-oxygenated should be your priority all year round and should not be skipped in winter.
The best product to achieve this is a cleanser that does not dry out the skin. Our mild CBD cleansing gel frees your skin from dirt, make-up, and dead skin cells without dehydrating the skin. The unique combination of CBD, precious sea electrolytes, and extracts from broccoli, citrus, and aloe vera protects your skin from environmental stress and keeps it in balance.
4. Hydrate your skin from the outside
Apply your moisturiser as a daily routine after cleansing your face. As skin dries out more quickly and loses more moisture in winter, protecting your skin with a good cream is essential. We recommend using a moisturiser in the morning and at night, but remember that the skin regenerates while we sleep. So that's when we should apply the most intensive care products.
Our vegan moisturiser with probiotic technology protects your skin from environmental stress and strengthens the skin barrier. In addition to the soothing effects of CBD and liquorice root, squalane and a duo-hyaluronic complex ensure that your skin is deeply moisturised. For extra hydration, you can use our CBD face oil in the morning by adding a few drops into your usual amount of day cream.
5. Moisturise your skin from the inside
Our skin and our body are closely connected. We must never forget that the moisture of our skin is affected from the inside. That's why it's crucial to drink plenty of water in winter, even if we feel less thirsty than in summer. If you don't like drinking water, you can also switch to unsweetened tea - this keeps us warm even on cold days. Sufficient water intake is necessary for our bodies to function properly, and it will show externally in our skin, hair, and nails.
6. Use sunscreen every day
We are exposed to the sun every day, and even though the exposure is more intense in summer, our skin also needs to be protected in winter.
That's why it's essential to protect your skin every day. Because even though you may not realise it or think it's serious, the winter sun can damage your skin. Since the skin has a memory, this can lead to premature ageing and sometimes even skin problems in the long run.
7. Protect your cuticles
Especially in winter, our hands can suffer extremely from dryness and exposure to the cold. However, we usually don't think it's important to take care of the cuticles. The cuticle is located in the area where the nail grows out from under the skin of the finger. Here it protects the nail matrix from external irritants such as bacteria, germs, and dirt. It is important to ensure that the cuticle remains healthy and moisturised. You can use one or two drops of our CBD Oil to moisturise your cuticles and prevent painful inflammation.
8. Don't forget your lips
So far, we haven't talked about lips, which generally suffer the most in winter. They are exposed all year round and need extra care in winter. When they feel dry, tight, and dehydrated, many people moisten them with their tongue, with their saliva. This may seem soothing at first, but as the saliva dries out, the lips become even drier, and if they are wet and are exposed to wind or cold, cracks, sores, and even cold sores can develop.
We recommend you use a lip balm that cares for the delicate and sensitive skin of the lips and protects them from the sun as much as possible, so they stay protected throughout the season.
Our secret tip: You can use a few drops of our CBD oil to give your lips the moisture they need
As we know, not only can the right choice of products protect the skin from the effects of winter, but our lifestyle also plays an important role. If you try to put our tips into practice throughout the winter, you will notice the changes in your skin. Your skin will thank you, and you can enjoy your festive season with a beautiful, healthy glow!