Most areas have been in winter conditions for a few months now, while the Texas Hill Country is very indecisive as to which season we are having from day to day!
No matter where you are, when we heat our homes, no matter the source... electric, gas, wood... it zaps what moisture we do have in the air. When you are in a dry climate to begin with... that makes situations quite drying. You'll start getting static everywhere, your skin will feel tight and you may also experience cracked skin on your fingers... that is SO PAINFUL!
AND If you are a lover of the outdoors or spend much time outdoors during the winter, you probably struggle with dry, cracked hands and lips!
Prevention is always the best, but start where you are and be prepared forever!
ADD MOISTURE BACK INTO THE AIR
Humidifiers, water on the stove top, wood stove and even on the top of gas heaters! You'll be amazed at how quickly the water evaporates into the air!
Keep it up and you will notice the difference in both your skin and your nasal passages!
<This photo shows how I utilize the wood stove for adding moisture to my living space. I add herbs that I have on hand just for added bonus.
INCREASE YOUR INTERNAL HYDRATION
I don't know if we ever consume enough water anyways, but bump it up! It's excellent for your skin, organs and overall health!
BE MINDFUL OF WHAT YOU WASH WITH
Most commercial soaps have added chemicals that negatively affect the skin.
Using a handmade, moisturizing bar of goats milk soap is going to be far superior for your skin then a commercial bar.
Goats milk adds so much moisture to the soap. It contains vitamins, minerals, cream and alpha hydroxy oils; all which add moisture and protection to your skin.
Victoria in Utah .... "I have terrible dry skin on my hands every winter. My hands will have flaky, dry skin and even crack and bleed! The Healing Balm from Calamity Jane's Farm has been such a life saver! It keeps much needed moisture in my skin and heals the cracks in my hands. "
HEAL, PROTECT AND MOISTURIZE
If your hands suffer with dryness and cracking in the winter, I challenge you to try washing your hands only with handmade goats milk soaps and use herbal Healing Balm on any cracks or extra dry spots, as well as chapped/cracked lips!
This really is the everything skin balm! It helps with so many little issues! It's made with wonderful skin healing herbs infused into olive oil and solidified with beeswax, which helps to hold that moisture in your skin.
If you are curious about the ingredients of the healing balm, check out this quick read for the breakdown of the ingredients. click here
OOPS! That was 4 tips.... anyways, don't suffer another day from winter skin misery!
Thanks for being here,