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The best way to bathe to avoid winter skin
It isn't just your face that can be affected by lost moisture during the winter months. All of your skin can feel the effects of colder temperatures outdoors, as well as dryer air indoors caused by central heating.
Winter is one of the most damaging seasons for your skin as it leaches moisture that skin needs to stay healthy, repair itself and remain supple. If it isn't harsh winds and cold temperatures, it is the temptation to put the heating on full, which may warm your toes but does disastrous things to your skin.
Your face is the easiest area to look after and so it can be easy to avoid or repair winter skin with a good skin care routine. However, those hard to reach areas also need extra care. Luckily a bath can help to add more moisture to skin and keep it looking beautiful and feeling fabulous.
An important thing to remember is that stepping into a hot bath can actually strip more moisture from your skin. While you may be tempted to sit in a bath that is steaming away, use warm water rather than hot. This will protect your skin and ensure it doesn't suffer any more.
If your skin is particularly dry, you should avoid an extended soak. Staying in the water too long can also be detrimental to your skin so keep your bath to no longer than 20 minutes.
Use natural oils in your bath rather than bubbles or other types of detergents. Soaps can dry your skin out further by removing too much of your skin's natural oil. By adding oil to your bath you ensure the water doesn't wash too much away and also that you are adding extra moisture to your parched skin.
When you get out of the bath, to get the most of the oils you have soaked in, you should pat yourself dry with a clean towel rather than rubbing. Not only is this more gentle for your skin, it also makes sure you aren't removing too much of the oil from your skin.
If you find that your skin is still dry in particular areas, try applying extra oil to them. This will ensure that they don't dry out any more and will fully lock moisture in. It is a good idea to apply oils to your whole body after a shower, as they aren't as beneficial for your skin as baths.
- Which is the best oil for hair growth and thickness?Thank you Emiliano for your comment. In this blog we are referring more to oils, more so than butters and while we agree with you Shea is an excellent emollient for hair, it's consistency is more buttery and it is used more as a leave-in remedy to smooth hair texture. We have suggested Coconut oil as it helps slow down hair loss by penetrating deep into your hair shaft to prevent protein loss, which in turn prevents breakage. When applied to your scalp, it simultaneously moisturises and removes build-up around your hair follicles to encourage hair growth and is one of base oils always used in Ayurveda for hair treatments. As this post is more focused for hair and not for skin, the comedogenic scale applies to skin/pores and not hair follicles. Thank you again for your feedback.
- Which is the best oil for hair growth and thickness?Hello Zu, yes hair loss can be very stressful and this in turn amplifies the cause almost.. Perhaps with Covid, your system may have been depleted of nutrients and fighting the virus can take its toll on your immune system, so sometimes our hair and skin suffer when we have been ill. We really believe in oils for scalp massage as the best way to revive the growth and help regenerate the follicles. It may be also worth at looking at internal supplements and making sure you are getting enough of omega oils, perhaps plant based such as nuts and seeds in your diet. For external oil treatment, would recommend the Really Good Hair oil which we create with Brahmi, this herb is known to help bring the scalp back to health and improve growth. Biotin is also a good vitamin to take as a supplement to help with hair growth so do look into that. So hope these tips will be helpful for you.
- Which is the best oil for hair growth and thickness?I, am very surprised that your article did not include Organic Shea Butter and that coconut oil, is your number one choice for hair growth and thickness. According to the comedogenic scale, coconut oil, has a rating of (4), on a scale from (0), to (5), on clogging your pores. Why would anyone put coconut oil, on their hair or skin knowing the pores will get clogged up. Shea Butter, on the other hand has a (0), rating on the comedogenic scale, which is great for dry hair and skin and won't clog up your pores.
- Which is the best oil for hair growth and thickness?Thank you for your very informative article. I suffered COVID in December, 2020, and in February I started experience extreme hair loss and all my hair jus falls like a person who is under going Chemo therapy. It's very depressing. Had to cut off all my hair and even the little that is left is falling off daily not sure what to do. Please suggest something.
- Carrot Oil for Face Hello :) You can use carrot oil only in small drops on your skin in the morning/during the day since it is highly potent. Carrot oil is rich in vitamins and is a very effective moisturiser. You can also mix a few drops of Carrot Oil with your favorite face cream. You can do that at least twice a week or include it in your daily skincare routine. Hope this helps.
- Carrot Oil for Face Can I use the carrot oil in the day time? Because I am using Vitamin c serum in the night. Please advise. Thanks