You know what we love about the winter time? We get to cuddle, stay warm and cozy in sweaters and blankets, gaze dreamily into the soft dancing flames in the fireplace (sigh) – just heavenly! Unfortunately, winter can be just as frustrating as it is lovely; why? Because with winter comes irritated itchy skin- maybe the worst your skin has ever been; almost makes you wish the winter had never come.
Do you know why winter can bring out the worst in your skin? Well, it is mostly a result of moisture being sucked out of your skin and not being replenished properly. Winter often means freezing temperatures, so to get comfortable, you crank up the heat. Low temperature + Dry indoor air = Low humidity, and you know what the atmosphere does when there isn’t enough moisture in the air? Yes, it sucks the moisture from your skin. In fact, studies indicate that the skin loses more than 25% of its moisture retaining ability in the winter.
And as if that wasn’t enough, you also lose water from your body via respiration and since you feel less thirsty in winter, you’re less likely to replenish your body with water. This increases the probability that you end up dehydrated, and you don’t need me to tell you what dehydration will do to your already thirsty skin. You end up being the “not-at-all-proud” owner of irritated, flaky, dry and itchy skin. And all this is if you have normal skin, now if you have sensitive skin. Ouch… The winter can be downright cruel on your skin. You will be seeing a lot of ultra- sensitive, extremely irritated skin.
But fear not; all is not lost. We have the perfect solution – the proud winner of the Allure Best of Beauty award, the nügg Soothing Face Mask. Filled with the goodness of Chamomile Extract, Shea Butter and Bisabolol, this natural face mask will soothe, hydrate and replenish irritated or sensitive skin. nügg Soothing Face Mask has a refreshing gel consistency which works wonderfully on sensitive skin, leaving it soft and supple. Our products will not agitate your skin, as we use no chemical emulsifiers, mineral oils, parabens, synthetic fragrances or colors. The nügg Soothing Face Mask comes in a single serve pod which means you use only what you need and the rest of the product stays sealed and fresh. Plus this makes the face mask great for travel. And for skin that needs extra care and nourishment, the nügg Soothing Face Mask can be used as a sleep mask.
The winter can be hard on your skin but with a little time and effort, you can make life better for your skin and for yourself.