Protect Your Skin during the Winter Months

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Protect Your Skin during the Winter Months

I love winter. During this glorious time of the year, I enjoy spending time with family members during the holiday season. I also like to sip hot chocolate while lounging in flannel pajamas. While I adore winter, I don’t like what the cold weather can do to my skin. To prevent your skin from becoming too dry when the weather turns cold outside, drink plenty of water. Also, apply a moisturizer to your skin a couple of times each day. If you must go outdoors in dangerously frigid temperatures, make sure to cover your face properly. On this blog, I hope you will discover smart tips to make your skin glow during the winter months. Enjoy!

Oils That Can Help Delay The Signs Of Aging In Your Skin

Signs of aging, like wrinkles and age spots, may seem inevitable, but that's not exactly true. There are various products you can use that will help fight and slow the various signs of aging. In particular, you should look for skin creams that contain one or more of the following oils, which are known for their anti-aging properties.

Coconut Oil

Skin creams and serums with a coconut oil base are great for anti-aging. You can even use plain coconut oil — the same type you would cook with — in a pinch. Coconut oil is readily absorbed into the skin, so it imparts a lot of natural moisture, and that alone can help slow down the aging of the skin. Coconut oil can help build greater levels of connective tissue, including collagen, in the skin. Since the loss of collagen accounts for a lot of sagging and wrinkling that comes with the aging process, boosting collagen production through the use of coconut oil can help slow down the development of wrinkles and fine lines.

Jojoba Oil

Jojoba oil is another oil that's nice to see as a base oil in hydrating creams and anti-aging lotions. It has a lot of the same characteristics as the natural oils that your skin produces, which means it's unlikely to cause any irritation or inflammation. As such, it can deeply hydrate your skin and fight the development of wrinkles. Jojoba oil is also really good at carrying other oils into the skin, so it works really well when paired with essential oils with more pronounced anti-aging properties. 

Rose Oil

Rose oil has some really strong antioxidant properties, which means it can guard against DNA damage to your skin cells. This allows it to help fight against age spots, thinning skin, and other signs of aging. It also has a nice scent.

Sandalwood Oil

Sandalwood oil is known for its anti-inflammatory properties. Since many of the signs of aging, such as dry skin and discoloration, are partially due to inflammation, this means sandalwood oil is a good choice for anti-aging benefits. It may also help ease the appearance of wrinkles in the short term, as it has astringent properties that cause the skin to become more taut.

If you find a skin cream or moisturizer that contains one or more of the oils listed above, you can count on that one being a great choice for aging. Give it a try; you have nothing to lose! For more information about anti-aging body oils, contact a local dermatologist.