While the wintertime is known for delicious treats, warm drinks, and festive gatherings, the cold weather and dry air can sap the moisture from your skin and make it difficult to maintain a healthy complexion. In today’s post, we’ll provide you with four easy ways that you can care for your skin this winter. When you’ve finished reading this post, head over to the Green Tidings online store to browse our selection of all-natural deodorant and natural skin care products!\nCaring for Your Skin During the Winter\nTurn the Shower Temperature Down \nThere’s almost nothing better than taking a hot shower on a cold morning. Many people increase the water temperature as high as it can go before stepping in, and while there’s no doubt that it feels great to get into a hot shower, prolonged exposure to hot water is actually detrimental to your skin. Your skin contains naturally occurring oils that help your body retain moisture, and hot water strips these important oils from the surface. Repeating this process every day of the week allows your skin to dry out much more quickly than it otherwise would. Instead of showering under scalding hot water, try to gradually decrease the temperature over a period of days or weeks. You probably won’t notice a gradual change in your daily routine, but you will notice a difference in your skin’s texture and appearance. If it’s a particularly cold morning and you can’t go without showering under hot water, just be sure to turn the temperature down a bit when you wash your face and hair.\nMoisturize Often \n\nYour skin will need to be moisturized often during the winter, and right when you get out of the shower is the ideal time to apply one of our natural skin care products. A product like the Green Tidings Calendula Lotion is ideal, as it’s easy to apply and contains a wide range of beneficial ingredients. If you suffer from the effects of dry skin throughout the day, then try bringing a small amount of a natural moisturizer with you when you’re at work or running errands. The Green Tidings Velvet Oil Blend is easy to transport and apply, making it ideal for on-the-go use.\nTurn on a Humidifier\nUnless you live in a warmer state like California or Arizona, you’ve probably been using your heater for several weeks now. Heating systems and space heaters are great, but the warm air blown throughout your home is likely drying out your skin, hair, and nails. Instead of turning down your heat, try running a humidifier at night to reintroduce moisture back into the air. You can place one in your bedroom, or throughout your entire home if you have the resources. Be advised that artwork, books, and important documents can all be affected by high concentrations of moisture. Instead of running a humidifier at full power, you may want to start at the lowest power setting and work your way up.\nHydrate \n\nYour body needs to be hydrated if it’s going to thrive, and it’s particularly easy to get dehydrated during the winter. Warm drinks like coffee and hot chocolate are the preferred beverages of choice when it’s chilly outside, but they won’t do your skin as much good as a tall glass of water. Try to take several small trips to the drinking fountain whenever you’re at work, or purchase a large water bottle that you can keep at your desk. Drinking enough water won’t solve all of your dry skin issues, so you should continue using our natural skin care products throughout the winter. However, keeping your body hydrated will promote healthy skin and increase your overall well-being, so drink up!\nOrder Our Natural Skin Care Products Online!\nThese are just a few of the many possible ways you can help your skin thrive this winter. Keep an eye on our blog, as we’ll continue to explore this topic in the coming weeks. In the meantime, order all of the natural skin care products your body deserves through our online store! Whether you need all-natural deodorant that won’t dry out your armpits, or a natural lip balm that you can count on to protect your lips from the bitter winter air, you’ll find everything you need in our catalog.