How to take care of your skin from an holistic perspective during the winter season?

by Mae Knapnougel on December 11, 2022
Natural Skin Care Routine for Winter Season

Healthy Tips to take care of your Skin in Winter.

Although most of us think that the skin suffers more during the summer, the temperature drops and the arrival of a drier and colder season have an important and intense effect on the health and appearance of our skin.

Skin dehydration is very common during autumn: a tight face, chapped lips, redness on the cheekbones, the need to reuse the morning facial moisturizer several times per day, dry eyes, peeling...

That is why we want to talk to you about the effects of temperature change on the body and tips for taking care of your skin in fall.


What are body temperature changes?

The body lives at a specific internal temperature, which is known as body temperature. Although 37°C has been defined as the average temperature, some studies have shown that "normal" body temperature can have a wide range from 36.1°C to 37.2°C.

The fact is that this temperature can be influenced and weakened by seasonal changes. With the arrival of autumn, temperatures goes down and the body needs to generate more internal heat to maintain homeostasis, consuming more calories and energy.

In addition, the alteration of the internal physiological processes of the body has a direct impact on the health and condition of our skin, since it is, together with the hair, an organ that reflects what is happening inside.


What are the effects of cold on the skin?

Holistic Skin Care for Winter Season

The effects of cold on the skin are:

  • skin contraction,
  • lower blood flow to the face,
  • lack of oxygen and nutrients, drying out and negatively affecting the skin tone,
  • scarce secretion of the glands, increasing the sensitivity and dryness of the face...

The list is long and each person suffers from different symptoms in this regard. For this reason, it is very important to know our body well, use organic, natural and certified cosmetics, receive the support of a professional and prevent every time you can.


How to take care of our skin in Winter?

When creating a more autumnal skin care routine, it is important to take these aspects into account to protect ourselves against sudden changes in body temperature:

  • Incorporate more root foods (tubers) with vitamin C in our diet, in its hot version such as pumpkin cream, baked sweet potato, hot beetroot salad... The warmth of the dishes keeps the body temperature stable while vitamin C will act as a revitalizer in skin cells. Applying this to drinks is also important: replace your iced teas with hotter and more spicy infusions.
  • Keeping interior spaces warm: it is not a question of turning the heating on to the maximum (this can be very negative for the body), but of using it consciously. You must feel comfortable in the space you are in, and remember that you can also use your clothing as a way of keeping you warm: a good quality sweater is better than any stove. The fireplace, on the other hand, is not only warm and wonderful, but it can make you want to meditate next to it, or simply contemplate the flames, which it is very good for your skin health.
  • Practice breathing techniques to regulate your internal body temperature: in this case, if you want to raise your internal heat, we recommend the practice of Kaphalabati, also known as the breath of fire, which you can practice every morning when you wake up.
  • Use organic intimate apparel: the clothing that you use is in contact with your skin, so make sure to put sustainable and soft underwear.
Natural Skin Care Practices for Winter Season

 On a cosmetic level, it is important to use products that:

  • help repair the lipid layer: for this we can use active ingredients such as avocado, sesame or grape vegetable oils...that are regenerative, collagen restructuring, antioxidant and have anti-aging properties to restore skin elasticity and firmness.
  • nourish the skin in depth, through ingredients such as aloe vera or rosehip...
  • do not use chemical ingredients: by opting for certified natural organic cosmetics, you are not only contributing to the health of the planet, but you are also providing your skin with the vitamins and minerals it really needs to look healthy and divine all day long and in the fall.