When the temperature drops, it can take a toll on our skin. Cold weather can leave skin feeling dry and irritated. However, your skin doesn’t have to suffer this winter if you keep these simple tips in mind.
- Avoid harsh soaps: Now that we’re entering the peak of cold and flu season, we’re washing our hands more frequently. Although handwashing can help stop the spread of illness, harsh soaps can dry out the skin. Look for ones that have a vegetable glycerin base, contain plant oils like olive or coconut, or are a castile liquid soap.
- Use a humidifier: Central heating sources, as well as space heaters and fireplaces, are constantly blasting out hot dry air to keep us warm. Using a humidifier will put more moisture in the air and prevent your skin from drying out.
- Moisturize regularly: To help hydrate and soothe your skin this winter, use a Calendula topical. Made from the Garden marigold, Calendula offers a paraben-free option to help moisturize dry, irritated winter skin.*Calendula Cream works well for delicate areas like the face or on the skin of children. If you’re experiencing dry skin on larger areas of your body, Calendula Lotion is recommended. Are your lips also feeling chapped? Try Calendula Ointment, which adheres to the skin longer for prolonged relief.* And, if you like to stay active during the winter with activities such as skiing and snowboarding Calendula topicals can offer relief for minor cuts and scrapes you may get.*
For more information on the health benefits of Calendula and other tips to help your skin look its best, visit our website.
*These “Uses” have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.