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Nourishing Your Skin ALL Winter Long

In many parts of the country winter is on its way out. But, if you live in a ski town like I do, you’re looking at a couple more months of cold, dry weather. At this time of the year, winter has removed a lot of the suppleness out of our skin, even with the best skincare routines at our disposal.

What Winter Does to our Skin 

Winter is not just a season of warm fires and hot cocoa; it's also a time when our skin faces its toughest challenges. The cold air, fierce winds, and central heating can strip away your skin’s natural oils, leading to dryness, redness, and irritation.

And for those of us that spend as much time as we can outside because we enjoy winter activities or work outside, the impact can be severe.

I’ve had a number of avid skier friends who have severe eczema outbreaks when their skin has had enough of the wind and cold!

Tips for Nourishing Dry and Battered Skin

1. Hydration Inside and Out

Drink plenty of water (add electrolytes or sea salt if you feel like your body isn’t absorbing it) and balance it with the topical application of a moisturizing face oil like Avoila's Nourishing Face Oil. Packed with the goodness of avocado oil, it penetrates deep to hydrate your skin, reinforcing your skin's natural barrier from the harsh winter elements.

2. Gentle Cleansing

Use a gentle cleanser, like a cleansing balm to prevent stripping your skin of its natural oils. If you don’t have access to a gentler cleanser, add a few drops of Avoila to your cleanser to prevent the loss of natural oils during the cleansing process.

3. Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize

Immediately after cleansing, while your skin is still damp, apply Avoila to hydrate the skin. Unlike most face creams, it will lock in moisture for longer lasting protection. Not only will Avoila help the moisture in your skin, but it will also heal redness, flakiness and eczema that you could be experiencing from the harsh winter elements.

4. Sunscreen, Even in the Shadows

UV protection is crucial, even in winter. Layer your sunscreen over your moisturizer for a moisture-rich barrier that also fights off UV rays. I like to pat my sunscreen in rather than rub it so that I’m sure to cover my skin fully. And, when I ski, I use a gator to protect skin that’s exposed to the elements.

5. Exfoliate With Care

Use a gentle exfoliator once a week to remove dead skin cells, this will allow your products to penetrate even deeper and work its magic on fresh, receptive skin.

Natural Remedies and DIY Treatments

  • Incorporate Avoila into your DIY face masks for a luxurious, nourishing boost. Whether it's an oatmeal mask for calming or a honey and yogurt mask for hydration, a few drops of Avoila will enrich your skin with vitamins and antioxidants.
  • Use Avoila on your feet and/or hands and then use gloves or socks to allow the oil to penetrate deeper into the skin.¬†

Winter doesn't have to mean battling against dry and battered skin. With the right care and a little help from Avoila, you can maintain radiant, healthy skin that feels just as happy and nourished as it does in the warmer months. Embrace the cold with confidence, knowing Avoila has got your back (and your face, and the rest of your skin!)

We love hearing from our community! Reach out to us on Instagram or Facebook to share your winter skin care tips and experiences!

Haven't tried Avoila yet? Visit our website to see how Avoila Nourishing Face Oil was designed to keep your skin happy, healthy, and hydrated, no matter the season.

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