Cold weather coupled with partyhg can be a dehydrating factors for vulnerable dry skin. While you’re planning for your winter vacation, don’t forget skin care should be a priority. Transitioning from cold temperatures outdoors to warm environments indoors can cause major drying of the skin. Unfortunately, not only the weather conditions, but also changing eating habits and other daily routines can wreak havoc on your winter skin health.
However..No worries! With a minimal balancing organic skin care regimens from PuraVeda Organics, you can amp up hydration, rejuvenate and repair your skin, even under unfavorable conditions.
Here are 6 skin care tips to follow on a winter vacation:
When your skin is constantly exposed to cold dry air, it”s inevitable for it to appear dull and parched. Your skin needs 2x moisturization in the winters (vata) season. You can maintain a blushing glow all throughout the winters by moisturizing your skin day and night.
Use our BioScience Peptide Complex twice a day to maintain skin’s hydration, improve signs of aging and give your skin a new level of firmness, smoothness and radiance. Ingredients like coconut oil, shea butter, olive oil, jojoba oil, hempseed oil, sweet almond oil, and grapeseed oil are some of the seriously effective moisturizing agents that keep precious natural oils intact.
2. Use SPF
The sun’s UV rays are equally harmful during the cold winter months as they are in summers. If you’re visiting the mountains over the holidays, then you should know UV exposure increases every 4-5% with every 1,000 ft. above sea level. The sun’s rays are stronger at the beaches as well. And so it is very important that you choose a mineral-based (zinc oxide) sunscreen to ensure maximum protection when you are outdoors. Our Sun Protect SPF 30+ is an indispensable product that should be used year round. It provides protection from both UVA and UVB rays and is free from chemicals like oxybenzones, parabens, mineral oils, artificial fragrances, etc. Since the particles in Sun Protect SPF 30+ are micronized our @PVO Sunprotect has no white sheen and naturally blends into the skin easily. It is also reef safe, EWG approved, child-safe, vegan and provides 2+ hour sweat & water resistance.
3. Choose Hyaluronic Acid
Hyaluronic acid (HLA) is naturally present in our skin and is responsible for providing hydration and plumpness. HLA can hold thousand times its own weight in moisture. However, this natural HLA content in our body decreases as we age and with time the skin gradually starts becomes more dry and dull.
When HLA is re-introduced topically through collagen-boosting serums, it helps the skin prevent further moisture loss. HLA draws moisture from the environment and helps your skin function more effectively as a barrier. This in turn helps to slow down formation of wrinkles, fine lines, crow’s feet and other signs of premature aging. If you have acne prone skin, HLA helps clear blocked pores.
4. Hydrating Cleanser
Detergent based (SLS) cleansers or any containing alcohol disturb pH balance and strips natural oils from the skin. These type of cleansers dry out the skin, which over time leads to wrinkles and fine lines. Instead, we recommend that you use SLS-free cleansers made with the finest quality of mild and natural cleansing agents such as African Black Soap bark and Yucca Root (know your skin type here). These natural surfactants help to deep cleanse pores without stripping natural oils or adding any toxins to your skin.
5. Butter for the Body
Regular lightweight lotions won’t be much help in cold weather. When your skin is struggling to adjust to winter dryness, using Vanilla Silk Body Butter creates a strong protective barrier for the entire day and keeps your skin balanced. Never forget to moisturize right after you come out of shower. As soon as you towel dry your skin, replenish moisture with our PVO formula of vitamin E, shea butter and cold pressed oils. Leaving pores unprotected increases the formation of wrinkles and stretch marks.
Exfoliation is as crucial in the winter as it is in the summer. Regular exfoliation helps shedd dead skin cells, dirt and grime which helps moisturizers work better. Use Papaya & Honey Exfoliation Mask & Scrub (or SBR version for sensitive/pitta skin) at least 2X a week to bring back your youthful glow.