Winter in Canada, with its freezing temperatures, brisk winds, and central heating, is the enemy of smooth, supple skin. Instead, you may notice that your face and lips become dry, flaky, cracked, or ultra-sensitive. But it doesn’t have to be that way. There are ingredients that will protect, moisturize, and soothe your skin for a complexion that looks healthy and hydrated. If you’re wondering how to prevent dry skin in winter naturally, consider adding these all-natural wonders to your winter skin-care routine.
1. Sweet Almond Oil
A soothing, anti-inflammatory emollient, sweet almond oil is a smart ingredient for combating dry skin and puffiness. It’s also historically been used in Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine to reduce the appearance of scars and stretch marks due to its smoothing abilities. Find it in many of Back To Earth Skin’s natural skin-care products, including the Glow Makeup Remover, Exfoliating Scrub, Facial Serum, Daily Moisturizer, and Eye Cream.
2. Vegetable Glycerin
Though it’s not the buzziest of ingredients, glycerin is actually one of the hardest working in skin care. It’s a humectant, which means it draws moisture from the air into the top layer of the skin and is useful for protecting the skin barrier, preventing moisture loss, and fighting dry, dehydrated, and cracked skin. You’ll see it on the ingredient list of our Glow Foaming Cleanser, Makeup Remover, Exfoliating Scrub, Facial Mask, Daily Moisturizer, and Eye Cream.
3. Jojoba Oil
Known for mimicking natural sebum, jojoba oil from the seed of the Chinensis plant works for just about any skin type—including acne-prone skin—to balance, condition, calm, and reduce redness. It’s a smart choice if you’re prone to blemishes but also deal with dryness when winter hits. Back To Earth Skin uses it in the Glow Foaming Cleanser and Daily Moisturizer.
Much like jojoba oil, niacinamide (a.k.a. vitamin B3) is a soothing, barrier-boosting ingredient that helps to regulate oil production, so even acne-prone individuals can use it. It’s also a skin brightener, which can improve your radiance during the dark winter months. Our Glow Eye Cream uses niacinamide to reduce dark circles and calm the skin around the eyes.
5. Avocado Oil
A great addition to winter skin care, avocado oil is filled with protein, fatty acids, and vitamins A, D, and E. Because it’s full of antioxidants, it reduces free radical damage caused by environmental stressors like pollution and UV light. It also helps to maintain hydration, reduce inflammation, and treat dryness and flakiness. Discover it in our Glow Facial Mask and Serum.