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Winter Hydration not Starvation



Winter versus Summer Skin Care

During the summer months, we tend to reach for lotions and moisturizers more regularly because our largest organ is on display. Nobody wants dry, patchy or wrinkled skin! But when winter comes around, it's as if all of that extra care goes out the window - I know I'm guilty of forgetting my lotion every once in a while. While it is admirable to incorporate Bath Snob's lovely collection of handcrafted soaps, lotions and body butters into your bathroom decor, this isn't the primary goal. As a bath and body formulator for Bath Snob, I take pride in crafting unique blends that can improve problematic skin conditions! This wintertime season especially requires an extra level of care by utilizing our products to help keep your body hydrated - let me further assist you with some helpful tips on how best to do just that!



Hydration is Clean Beauty.

Drink plenty of fluids to stay hydrated, use a humidifier in your home to add moisture to the air, stay warm but not too warm, avoid long hot showers or baths, apply moisturizer liberally throughout the day, eat healthy foods that are good for your skin and get enough sleep every night. Taking these simple steps can make all the difference when it comes to keeping your skin looking its best during colder months.


Drinking can Nourish.

Drinking plenty of fluids is essential for staying hydrated, which helps to keep your skin healthy and promote overall body function. You should also think about adding herbal teas, juice blends and smoothies to your diet.

These drinks are naturally full of vitamins and minerals that can keep your body running efficiently and help promote healthy skin. Hydration is important because it helps the body to regulate its temperature, lubricates joints and organs, and carries oxygen and other essential nutrients throughout the body. When you’re dehydrated, these processes become much more difficult, which can cause your skin to become dry and dull.


Formulated Moisture

Using a humidifier in your home is also important for keeping the air moist and preventing your skin from becoming too dry. A humidifier is a device that adds moisture to the air by releasing a fine mist of water vapor, which can help to soothe dry skin and prevent wrinkles from forming. There are several different types of humidifiers available, including ultrasonic and evaporative models.

An ultrasonic humidifier works by breaking down droplets of water into tiny particles using sound waves, while an evaporative model pulls air through a wet filter or wick in order to add moisture to it. These devices provide extra moisture to the air, helping to reduce the effects of indoor heating and air conditioning.


A Steamy Shower Story

Long, hot showers or baths are a huge culprit when it comes to dry skin, as they strip away natural oils from the surface of your skin. To avoid this, turn down the temperature of your shower or bath and keep it relatively brief.

As an added bonus, make sure to apply moisturizer liberally throughout the day to provide extra hydration for your skin. Our moisturizing soaps, lotions and body butters are excellent additions to your regiment for the wintertime.


Indulge in Eating Healthy


Finally, what you eat can also influence how well your skin retains moisture. Eating a balanced diet including plenty of fruits and vegetables will provide your body with the vitamins and minerals it needs to keep your skin healthy. Additionally, make sure to get enough sleep every night – when you don’t get adequate rest, your body produces fewer hormones that are essential for skin hydration.



By following these tips, you can help ensure your skin stays moisturized, soft and healthy! Don't forget to stock up on your favorite scrubs, handmade soaps, bath salts, and candles too. Shop www.bathsnob.com or come by our shop in Hope Mills, you won't be disappointed.

-Connie


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