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7 TIPS TO PROTECT SKIN FROM SNOW

7 TIPS TO PROTECT YOUR SKIN DURING SNOW
We just got our first snowfall of the season where I live, and this morning I woke up to a Winter wonderland! So I took this time snowed-in to offer skin care tips and recommendations of natural, safe, and effective products to protect your skin from the snowy weather. 

7 TIPS TO PROTECT YOUR SKIN DURING SNOW

Love the snow but not so much the damaging effects it can inflict on your skin? Here are some basic tips and recommendations to take care of your skin while enjoying the beautiful snow.

1- Be sure to keep your face, hands, and any exposed parts of your body well moisturized. The cold and wind of snowy days dry out the skin. Lo & Behold’s ultra pure Coconut & Cocoa Whipped Body Butter is an excellent moisturizer for all skin types, including sensitive skin and those with eczema. Whipped to smithereens, this nurturing butter absorbs quickly and melts easily into skin.

2- Moisturize amply and more frequently during the first weeks of snow while your skin is acclimating to the new conditions. For an irresistible hydrating and extra nourishing experience, add variety to your moisturizing ritual. Using products like our exquisite Jasmine & Hibiscus Body Butter by Lo & Behold, with vitamin C of hibiscus, will aid in boosting the skin's reaction to the dry weather. It’s rich with mango and shea butter which strengthen skin’s elasticity and leave you smelling divine. And its uplifting scent of pink grapefruit essential oil will aid in your inner wellbeing.

3- Snow reflects 80% of the radiation of ultraviolet rays, so don’t forget to wear sunscreen and sunglasses when outside in the snow. Don’t be fooled by cloudy days, apply a healthy and effective sunscreen even if you don’t see the sun. The effects of radiation occur throughout the year. Sunscreen must be applied at least 15 minutes before sun exposure so that the product can be absorbed properly. But always make sure to read the individual product’s instructions, because prior time of application may vary by brand. The zinc oxide based baby sunscreen by Acure is pure, safe, and great for adults as well. 

4- For the face: The eyes, nose, and lips are areas that dry easily. To avoid dryness, use area-specific protective moisturizers like Acure's Sensitive Facial Cream which is a gentle, effective and ultra-nourishing formulation that can be used day and night, even by the most sensitive skin types. Lo & Behold’s lip balms offer excellent hydration for soft and healthy lips. 

5- For the body: The hands, knees, elbows, and hair dehydrate during cold days. Don't forget to take care of the rest of your body. 

Hands and Feet - Lo and Behold Natural’s Eucalyptus & Tea Tree Salve is a versatile product gentle enough for even sensitive skin. It’s perfect for hands, feet, elbows, knees, or any dry spot. This salve prevents and treats fungus in your feet, maintaining healthy skin. It even works well as a decongestant, rub on your chest during a  cold! The scent is soothing year round, but especially fitting for cold fall and winter days. C & Co Body Balms and Rosemary Moisture stick are other favorites.

Cuticles and Nails - The Ylang Ylang & Grapefruit Cuticle Cream by Lo & Behold not only helps nails grow healthy looking, it also moisturizes deeply, softens the cuticles, and heals ragged nail beds (the formative layer of cells underlying the fingernail or toenail). 

Hair - Lo & Behold also carries a lovely selection of Hair & Body Oils that can be used on the skin as a moisturizer or massage oil, as well as a daily hair oil.  

Also, avoid using harsh soaps of any kind on the skin after being in the dry weather, as it will dry and strip the skin's healthy acid mantle.

6- Playing in the snow? Use healthy and effective water resistant preventative products so that neither sweat nor snow disempower their protection. 

7- For your end of day ritual: Use a nourishing moisturizer that helps to restore the hydrolipidic layer of the skin responsible for moisturization, protection, and prevention of premature aging like Lo & Behold’s Neroli & Chamomile Facial Serum, which is a real treat for your night-time nourishing ritual and it’s ideal for all skin types. Herbivore’s Phoenix oil is also a favorite, as it dramatically rehydrates and rejuvenates your skin at the cellular level with its blend of luxe botanical oils and skin cell renewing CoQ10.

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