Winter Skin Care Tips from Seed
Last week, much of the East Coast had a weather event known as a Bomb Cyclone. On top of all of the snowfall, we had bone-chilling temperatures. Personally speaking, it was so cold here in the Rochester, New York area that nearly every school district was closed because the windchills were dangerously low for little ones to be walking to school.
You may have noticed that the frigid temperatures combined with the need to run the heat all the time have created another issue itchy, flaky, dry skin. We are sharing our best cold weather skin care tips today.
Winter Skin Care Tips
1. In the summer, you are always being told to drink lots of fluids, but did you know that it is just as important now? It's true. The cold air pulls moisture from the skin, which leaves it feeling dry. Increase your water intake.
2. Read labels and look for facial skin care products made with Hyaluronic Acid. This ingredients holds 1000 times its weight in water, which helps skin retain moisture, stay hydrated, and look plump and healthy. Our Advanced Botanicals Extra Moisturizing Face Cream is your best bet for a facial cream with Hyaluronic Acid.
3. As soon as you step out of the shower, massage a deeply hydrating body moisturizer like Seed Silky and Rich Body Cream. This cream features grape seed oil, shea butter, aloe vera, coconut oil, sunflower seed, green tea & more. These ingredients not only protect the skin, but leave it feeling smooth and supple.
3. Don't forget to care for your hands. They are especially vulnerable to the harsh elements. Quench dry skin with our antioxidant-rich Healthy Hand Cream.
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Summer is officially here! After a long, very unusual spring, it is nice to get outside and relax in the summer sun.
I love the feeling of soaking up the rays, but sun smarts are essential for your skin.
The sun's UV rays can greatly impact the condition of the skin. While sitting with our faces toward the sun makes us feel so good, it is important to remember that we have to be vigilant about our sun care.
My 25 year background in skin care has shown me just how important protecting our skin from UVA and UVB rays truly is. I practice what I preach. I wear sunscreen. I moisturize. I remove my makeup at night.
I am human, though, and I make mistakes. Yesterday was one of those days. It was unusually hot here. I finished up my work after lunch and noticed that the outside temperature was 96 degrees. I was skimming the pool and made sure to put on more sunscreen before jumping in.
I was so comfortable just floating on my raft. Floating around just relaxing felt so good! I planned to be in the water for about an hour when my 14 year old jumped in. We had a blast playing baseball with a beach ball and pool noodle, making a whirlpool, and playing games. If you have a teenager, you will understand what a treat it is to enjoy one on one time just having fun with that child who normally would rather be doing something else. This extra time together during the pandemic has been a gift, because there is much more family time. We had so much fun — and before I knew it, I had been in the water for nearly three hours.
I was careful to reapply my sunscreen everywhere — but I neglected my back. And boy did I learn my lesson. I now have a blistering sunburn on about 40% of my back and it is incredibly painful. In addition to being concerned about the potential for lasting damage and cellular changes done to my skin, I am finding it hard to get comfortable. This was preventable, though.
I cannot change yesterday’s mistake, but I can help alleviate the pain and I thought I would share how you can, too, should you finding yourself in need of some sunburn relief.