We’re based in Southern Georgian Bay, where we’re lucky to have an abundance of activities to keep us busy in the winter. Many reports say that finding reasons to get outside in the winter months will help combat the ‘winter blues’. But there’s one aspect of winter that getting outside can’t help (or sometimes makes even worse); and that’s dry skin.
Almost anyone you ask would report having drier skin in the winter – it just comes with the territory. Experts say that since the humidity level outside drops in the winter, the air outside is cold and dry which makes the water in our skin evaporate quicker. They say our skin actually loses more than 25% of its ability to hold moisture in the winter. And the windy weather that we experience when we’re outside (enjoying activities and trying to fight the ‘blues’) can also make our skin more dry and chapped.
There is a solution, though. First, experts suggest protecting your skin with clothing to guard it from the elements. So that explains the use of a balaclava when skiing, or the use of a scarf to cover the area on your neck that your coat doesn’t quite reach. But it almost seems that no matter what you do, parts of your skin will be exposed in some way to the cold and dry air. For that, we suggest moisturizing products.
At Wilderness Soap Co., we offer various body butter scents that will help moisturize your dry skin. From Citrus Flora to Sweet Orange, we have four different varieties to
choose from. Our butters are infused with Macadamia Nut Oil and Vitamin E for long-lasting moisture. Our body butters are completely natural and vegan, and can be used anywhere on your body – including the problem areas like hands, feet, elbows and knees. And for the more sensitive area that is your face, we have another product specifically for that.
Our facial serum has been handcrafted with a blend of nourishing and protective oils. Use it in the morning and before bed, and this light-weight facial serum will repair and hydrate your skin. It’s made for all skin types, and helps to moisturize and protect your face.
Winter isn’t something we can beat or something we can just ignore (as much as we may try sometimes). The best way to get through winter is to get outside and enjoy activities, and when we do that we need to make sure we take the steps to protect our skin. Pick up the products mentioned above to help moisturize your winter skin and make the most of the season!