Winter is around the corner whether we like it or not, and the cold temperatures which come during these months aren't going to be too kind to our skin. When that unpleasant chill hits the air, it becomes drier, not allowing our bodies to get as much moisture as in the summer months and ultimately causing it to be extremely dehydrated. Dryness can be exceptionally uncomfortable, particularly for your skin. Keeping your skin beautiful and hydrated requires both internal and external care.
Water, Water, Water.
You've heard it over and over again, but drinking water is more important than ever during the winter months. It keeps you hydrated internally and helps the rest of the body in many of its functions, including digestion, circulation and absorption. But what about drinking significant amounts of water for proper skin health? Experts claim that drinking water gives you A radiant, healthy, younger- looking complexion, however some believe it has no effect on skin's appearance. So, which is true?
Well, your skin is an organ which is made up of cells. And skin cells, similar to other cells in the body, are made up of water. Without water, these organs can not function properly. Also,if your skin doesn't receive adequate amounts of water, the dehydration will affect it, causing it to turn dry, tight and flaky. And dry skin is no good since it’s more prone to wrinkling overtime since it has less elasticity. And lets face it, it’s just not pretty.
You may not know this, but you lose large quantities of water throughout the day, so you need to replace it frequently. And unfortunately when you drink water it reaches all your other organs before it actually gets to your skin. Therefore, it's important to drink a substantial amount of water, this will not only give your skin that glow, but it will also aid in preventing wrinkles.
Enjoy some of our favorite infused water recipes to help you stay hydrated: Cocovit Infused Waters
Adding Moisture to Your Skin.
While drinking water is great for your skin and body, unfortunately water in moisturizers cause your skin to become dehydrated. Most commercial moisturizers contain a high percentage of water (usually listed as the first ingredient), which makes you feel like your skin is being moisturized. But as soon as the water dries up, your skin becomes dry again. Also, a majority of moisturizers on the market contain petroleum-based ingredients that can actually suffocate the skin. In contrast, Cocovit Coconut Oil provides natural moisture which helps strengthen underlying tissues and helps remove excessive dead cell on the skin’s surface that makes your skin rough and flaky in the winter.
Cocovit Coconut Oil provides the following beneficial properties to help with dry, winter skin:
Vitamin-E: We all know the wonders of vitamin-E for our skin. It is essential for a healthy skin growth, repair of wear & tear of the skin, keeping skin smooth and protection against cracking and above all, it prevents aging and wrinkling of skin, as it has great anti-oxidant properties.
Medium-Chain Fatty Acids: Cocovit Coconut Oil is primarily composed of saturated fats and medium-chain fatty acids, which not only help to repair the skin barrier and trap water, thus hydrating the skin, they also reduce inflammation.
Lauric, Capric and Caprylic Acid: These three fatty acids found in Cocovit Coconut Oil have strong disinfectant and antimicrobial properties which work to kill bacteria, viruses and fungi. As a result, the oil protects your skin from microbial infections that can get into open wounds or even enter the body through the pores and also heals damaged skin, including that with burns, cuts and scars.
How to use Cocovit Coconut Oil for your skin in the winter:
1) Apply the oil to your face and body within 2 minutes of leaving the bath or shower. The skin is still porous and is vulnerable to oil following the bath or shower, allowing better absorption.
2) This is a great pre-bedtime ritual that can even help lull you off to sleep. We recommend Cocovit Coconut Oil because it acts as a it protects your skin from the harsh winds, but also the dry heat indoors.
Your skin will thank you by staying supple all season long.