There are lots of great things that come with the colder weather, like leggings and pumpkin spice lattes, but it also means the dreaded “winter rash” is back.

With the colder temperatures and drier weather, the skin on our face and hands can become irritated more easily. A condition commonly known as the “winter rash” can turn your winter wonderland into a dry and flaky skin snowstorm. The cold winter winds and dry weather strip your skin of its natural moisture, causing the associated dryness and flakiness. When your skin is dry, more dead skin accumulates which then clogs your pores, which leads to acne breakouts. Here are some symptoms of the “winter rash”:
  • redness
  • itching
  • flaking
  • sensitivity
  • bumps
woman taking care of lips in winter
To prevent and treat the “winter rash”, make sure you are keeping both your body and your skin hydrated.  Drink lots of water, and eat foods with a high water content which stay in your system longer than water can. Vegetables with high water content include green peppers, cauliflower and spinach.
Moisturize using a topical moisturizer often to prevent dry and flaking skin on your face and hands. Petroleum jelly can be used to provide a barrier to seal your skin’s moisture in. Make sure you’re using a moisturizing lip balm to avoid cracking and tearing of your lips. You can also use natural oil such as olive or coconut oil all over your body, to combat general dryness and help soothe and moisturize.
Use our Original Kona Body Scrub, a special blend of all-natural ingredients which will nourish and heal skin by hydrating and softening. (Not to mention, it alleviates the appearances of cellulite and stretch marks, too!) Find it here.
You are more likely to get the “winter rash” if you have…
  • eczema
  • rosacea
  • dermatitis
  • allergies
  • asthma
  • sensitive skin