Beat the Dry Skin Blues

It’s official – dry skin season is here.

You may have noticed your lips are always chapped, hands feel rough, and arms and legs are itchy. The air is dry – indoor heating sucks the moisture out of air and your skin – and those hot showers do your skin no favours, either.

You may be fighting dry skin harder with each winter because skin becomes thinner and dryer as we get older. Also, certain medications can also exacerbate dryness making it extra important to pay attention to your skin.

The top layer of our skin - the epidermis, which is made out of cells and a lipid barrier - weakens with age and with environmental factors such as sun damage and pollution. Harsh chemical cleaners can also strip the skin of its natural oils and leaving behind skin that has taken a beating.

But there are ways to counteract the dry seasons. Yes, shorten your hot shower and bath times. Yes, using a humidifier can help put moisture back into the air of your home. And, yes, gentle exfoliating to help with circulation and cell turnover combined with a solid moisturizer can turn your skin around.

SeaLuxe recommends using products with shea butter to help provide a good seal for your skin. Coconut oil is also a wonderful moisturizer, and both are featured in our immensely popular body butters. Check out the Driftwood Body Butter, Rainforest Body Butter, and the vanilla-infused Driftwood Body Butter for hydration heaven. These body butters are incredibly moisturizing and wonderful for all skin types, including those with sensitive skin. (On that note: It has been truly lovely hearing from those who purchased our body butters during the last week at the Edmonton and Toronto Christmas markets; we’re so happy you guys have found a moisturizer that works with your skin care regime. Thank-you for taking the time to write us!)

Gentle exfoliation also help skin especially during these dry times. Our new stars  – the Ritual Rose body scrub and the Seaweed and Coffee scrub are all made of natural ingredients that remove dead cells and promote smooth and luscious skin.

And if you’re looking to spoil somebody special this season (or yourself), look no further than our Deluxe Gift Box that includes scrubs and body butter among many other goodies!