Winter is officially here! We love the crisp air, cozy coats, wearing scarfs and drinking hot cocoa. There is nothing like busting out the Uggs and cranking up the heater to keep warm. However, an annoying side effect of winter is dry, itchy, and irritated skin. With less moisture in the air, our skin tends to dry out. Add on the extra hand washing that you do this time of year to prevent colds, and you may notice your skin cracking, peeling and tightening from dryness.
It’s important to have the right moisturizers to combat this problem. A favorite around the office is our Ultimate Ointment. (It’s not just for diaper care!) The Ultimate Ointment is like a Swiss Army knife of protection. It creates a barrier between the skin and any source of irritation. It helps to enhance the healing process and deeply moisturize your hands and feet. But it’s also great for raw and irritated noses, chapped lips, and eczema breakouts.
We also go crazy for the Baby Balm. Don’t be fooled by the name, it’s not just for babies! This Ultra-thick cream offers intensive care for severely dry, chapped or chafed skin. It has Calendula that provides soothing and comforting properties for irritated skin and offers long-lasting moisture. It’s also a great for the face!
Hand washing around winter time seems to happen more often than in the summer. Because we are inside more often germs get passed along a little faster. Washing your hands to prevent illnesses from spreading is a great way to stop a family going down for the count. But, all that washing with soap can really dry out your skin. The Healthy Hand Wash is a soap-free formula that is fortified with vitamins A, C and E, which nourish skin between washings. Follow up with the Wholesome Hand Lotion, and your hands will certainly thank you!
And, of course, we can’t forget about our Super Soft Lotion. This light weight lotion absorbs quickly into the skin and leaves nothing but a silky feeling behind! It’s packed with vitamins E and C, and these natural antioxidants help to protect delicate skin.