How to Combat Dry, Winter Skin

During the winter our skin can get really dry due to the drop in humidity levels outside. When the air outside is cold and dry, water vapor in your skin will evaporate quicker and easier--making your skin feel dry and tight and giving it a flaky look. A great way to combat this issue is to use hydrating and moisturizing oils on your skin during the winter months. Keep in mind, you want to make sure to still use light oils as to not clog your pores and cause breakouts.

Here is a list of a few oils that are good for winter skin:

ROSEHIP : Rosehip oil is rich in essential fatty acids such as oleic acid, palmitic acid, linoleic acid and gamma linolenic acid. It is also rich in antioxidants which, along with the fatty acids, are important for tissue and cell regeneration in the skin.

SAFFLOWER : Safflower oil contains high levels of linoleic acid which is great in helping the sebum levels in the skin. The sebum is an oily, waxy substance produced by your body's sebaceous glands. Its primary function is to moisturize and protect the skin. Since safflower oil has a light, non-greasy consistency, it absorbs into the skin easily--making it an excellent moisturizing oil for all skin types.

SUNFLOWER : Sunflower oil is rich in vitamins A and E which help promote skin health. These vitamins act as antioxidants by regenerating damaged skin cells and getting rid of acne causing bacteria. The linoleic acid in sunflower oil helps to maintain the skin's natural barrier which helps support its ability to maintain moisture.

SEA BUCKTHORN : Sea Buckthorn oil is excellent for sensitive skin. It promotes hydration, elasticity, cell regeneration and helps treat and prevent acne. It has anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce swelling and redness associated with different skin conditions.

GRAPESEED : Grapeseed oil contains a powerful antioxidant called proanthocyanidin. This antioxidant is known to even out skin tones. It also helps improve the skin's moisture, softness and ability to bounce back while helping the vitamin E and C in your skin to be more efficient and effective at preserving your skin.