Does the winter have your skin begging for relief? Is the heater making your skin dry and itchy? It may be time to find a new body product that could combat your chapped skin and help regenerate new, healthy skin!
There are several factors that can affect your skin conditions in the winter:
When temperatures are cooler, some people can have issues with proper circulation. In cold temperatures, the body restricts blood flow to the skin’s surface to conserve its heat. This can cause skin to dry out quicker as less blood flow means less nutrients delivered to the surface of the skin. Sometimes, cold can result in flaky, dry skin.
Have you ever heard of wind burn? While may people think it is sunburn (see below), many people who are active outside in the winter can suffer from wind burn. Your face can turn red and warm, and eventually ends up chapping. This can commonly be seen around the lips, and may cause lips to split in extreme conditions.
Well if the cold can be bad for your skin, how are heaters also bad? Heaters have a tendency to suck the moisture out of the air, which affects the skin. Also, switching between cold and hot air can confuse the skin and cause it to do funny things, like dry out.
Can you really sun burn in winter? You bet you can. Many skiers don’t think to put sunscreen on during those gray winter days on the mountain, but with the bright white reflection of the UV rays bouncing off the snow, you’re getting a double whammy of UV (which causes sunburn and in severe cases, skin cancer) from above and below. We also recently released our Burn Cream, which might be even better for sunburn that our Full Spectrum CBD Salve.
When you find yourself under siege by the elements this winter, we can recommend some amazing products to help combat the every day attack your skin is facing. There’s a number of reason why we recommend our full spectrum CBD salve!
Full Spectrum CBD Distillate
Our salves include a wide range full spectrum CBD Distillate, with a number of potencies to choose from, you can find one that works best for you. The benefit of using CBD distillate in our salves is that some studies have shown that distillate can offer anti-inflammatory properties for issues like arthritis and may help relieve pain.
Calendula is a popular herb that has been known to encourage healing of damaged tissues. When heat, cold, and dryness begin to affect the skin, we would recommend using something like calendula to help begin to repair any less-than-desirable skin issues. This herb has also been shown to work as a skin anti-inflammatory.
One of the most common herbs used to potentially promote relaxation and ease tension is Lavender. Many claim that lavender can have a cooling affect on the body, which can help with the heat that inflammation can bring.
While you’re probably used to putting this in a pan instead of on your skin, it might be beneficial to try in! Olive oil can act as a topical antioxidant, rejuvenating the skin. It is known to be high in vitamin E, which has commonly been used to help moisturize severe dryness like eczema or psoriasis.
Beeswax is found in a number of body products due to its ability to act as a humectant. Studies have shown that beeswax can help preserve skin’s moisture and hydrate skin cells. For those of us who are winter adventurers, beeswax has been known to create a protective barrier on the skin that helps keep out toxins and reduces the effects of environmental issues like wind and cold.
Most people have used shea butter on their body in some way, shae-pe (ha!), or form. It’s typically the lead ingredient in lotions and body butters, and it therefore seen as highly moisturizing. This may be the extra moisture your skin needs after a windy day on the slopes!
Arnica oil comes from the homeopathic herb that has been known to help reduce inflammation and pain. This addition in our full spectrum CBD salves can help to relieve pain from chapping and dryness, and might help encourage healing in the affected areas.
We firmly believe in our salves because we put a number of ingredients that we believe have highly beneficial effects on the body. Also, we like how soft they make our skin! Want to try some for yourself? See our Fully Activated Full Spectrum CBD Salves for sale here!