It’s snowy here in Cheshire this morning and as I was out walking my pooches, I thought about how my skin felt a little bit tight, and like the cold was drying it out. So I thought I ought to talk about what snow and cold frosty weather actually do to our skin.
Well lots of things, and none of them that good. And as we will cover up our bodies and even hands in cold weather, most of us tend to always have our face on show, exposed to all the elements, in all weathers.
The cold weather may make your cheeks rosy, but if your skin is already a little bit dry, then the extra coldness will actually draw water out of your skin cells and make them even drier. How can you reduce this? Just use a really lovely rich face product like my Overnight Organic Skin Drink. It will help to put moisture back and protect your skin too.
The change in temperature is an issue too – it’s cold outside, but then you come in and it’s warm, and your skin is so confused. This may lead to redness, dryness, flaky patches; not so pretty. To reduce redness, I would recommend a gentle wipe over with my Balancing Organic Toner, and for flaky patches, obviously, my magic Scratchy Balm. I make a pocket version so you can keep it in …. yes, your pocket.
The snow also reflects the sun (even if it’s cloudy) as it is reflective of UV radiation. In fact, fresh snow reflects even more UV radiation than water. This means exposed skin is at risk of skin damage, even on cloudy days.
Having said all this, I’m not saying don’t go out in the snow – I’ve just been for a long walk, and I feel great for going out; fresh air, exercise, being in nature, it’s been extremely good for my general well-being, so go out in the snow, just make sure your face is protected and hydrated.
If you need help with your skin because it is dry, flaky, patchy, red or anything that’s making you feel bad about yourself, contact me, I’m here to help you have lovely skin, no matter what the season.