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Chapped Winter Skin

Posted on February 10 2019

Imagine a winter with no dry skin  


Taking care of your skin in the winter is vastly different than in the summer.  For one, the cold winter weather and dry air can steal moisture from your skin.  Not to mention indoor heat and hot showers (Hello, Hot Showers!!) ending in the same results and further complicating matters! First step to combatting this issue and helping to retain moisture in your skin and the air is purchasing a humidifier.


In addition to your new humidifier, proper skincare is essential to prevent dry, chapped lips and irritated skin and to keep your skin healthy and glowing all winter.  And, back to those steamy showers – it’s time to start avoiding them! Obviously sometimes they are a necessity on a dreary, long, cold day, but, overall you should try your best to take lukewarm to warm showers instead.  Hot water can strip oils from your skin.


Regardless of your shower temperature, you should always moisturize immediately after bathing.  Moisturizing on damp skin will help to seal the moisturizer into your skin more effectively.  Be sure to pay extra attention to your hands, elbows, knees and the soles of your feet, which tend to crack more easily in the dry heat.


You can also use fragrance-free cleansers and moisturizers as to irritate your skin as little as possible. Sunscreen (ideally, SPF 30 or above) in the winter is also a must — especially on your face, hands, ears, neck and any exposed skin. Don’t forget to put sunscreen on your lips, too! Try our Nutri-Soothe Lip Treatment for chapped lips — it’s packed with jojoba oil, shea butter and moisturizers to help soften and protect your lips, and has SPF 15.


Inevitably, your skin is going to get chapped or become drier this winter, and that’s where Babo Botanicals comes in. We have a couple of suggestions to keep your skin soft, supple and healthy this winter. Our Sensitive Skin All Natural Healing Ointment is perfect for people with eczema and dry skin, but also great for dry hands and feet, chapped skin and lips and tattoos. This organic healing ointment is non greasy, moisturizing, hypoallergenic and helps to combat dry skin, itchiness and redness. Our formula contains colloidal oatmeal, shea and cocoa butter and is enriched with Babo's Nutri-Soothe™ Complex. It is also mineral oil and preservative free.


Like our healing ointment, our Miracle Moisturizing Face Cream helps to soothe and protect dry skin that’s been affected by dreary winter weather. The cream contains colloidal oatmeal, shea and cocoa butter, and organic calendula to soothe irritated and reddened skin, and also is great for people with sensitive and extra dry skin. This hypoallergenic cream become your new winter best friend!


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