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How the weather affects your skin and hair

And what to do about it

Whether it’s hot and humid or cold and dry, different kinds of weather can cause just about everything from dry, itchy skin and brittle hair to breakouts. So, what can you do about it?

No matter what the season is, the weather can have unpredictable effects on your skin and hair—it can aggravate already irritated or sensitive skin, and can cause frizzy locks the moment you step outside. Thankfully, sometimes dealing with unruly skin and hair simply means a small change to your routine to give yourself a little extra TLC.

How to winter-proof your skin and hair

Winter weather can be just as harsh as the hot and humid days of summer. When the temperature drops, low humidity levels and sharp winds can rob the air around you of moisture—and when that happens, your skin and hair can suffer.

Caring for your skin

In a dry environment, water is typically lost from your skin cells. To keep skin feeling soft and supple, you need the power of rich and nourishing ingredients that will lock in moisture. In the shower, a body conditioner or body butter will help add some much-needed hydration to battle dry skin. Ro’s Argan and Argan Dragon are both packed with the richest butters and oils that will lock in moisture, leaving skin softer than soft and smelling irresistible as you towel off. Or, pick up Scrubee aand let its blend of fair trade cocoa and shea butters, honey and coconut oil work its supremely moisturizing magic while ground almonds and coconut shell give dry, flaky skin a much-needed shake-up. And out of the shower? Grab a pot of your favorite body lotion lotion like the soothing, smoothing Dream Cream for non-stop hydration!

Get smooth, soft skin right in the shower with the nourishing Argan Dragon.

A person rubbing their thigh with Argan Dragon Shower Oil.

Caring for your hair

Whether you’re dealing with frizz, split ends or hat hair, haircare in winter needs a whole new routine of its own. The lack of moisture in the air can leave hair feeling dry, but keeping it well hydrated is a breeze.

Three words: Hot. Oil. Treatment. A smooth and rich blend of extra virgin olive oil and essential oils and butters, adding a weekly hot oil treatment to your routine can help keep those dry locks nourished, smoothed and ready to tackle anything winter can throw its way.  Feeling particularly stressed-out with your tresses? Give Damaged a try, with its nourishing combination of organic avocado, extra virgin olive and almond oils for soft, smooth strands. Or keep things soft and healthy on the daily: skip the shampoo and go for a more conditioning option with Avocado Co-Wash

The heat is on

Just when you’ve mastered the art of hair and skincare for winter, the long hot days of summer suddenly settle in—when the weather gets hot, we sweat. It’s our bodies’ way of staying cool, but it can also leave a buildup of dirt and oil on your skin that could cause annoying side effects. Gentle cleansers like the soothing and calamine-packed Aqua Marina and Fresh Farmacy, or the creamy 9 To 5 with its blend of almond oil, dove orchids and everlasting flower absolute that will remove leftover make up, dirt and grime at the end of a long, hot work day—no water needed!

To protect your hair from the frizz-inducing effects of humidity, moisture is key. Dry hair is porous and ready to soak up whatever moisture it can get. Deep conditioning with a hot oil treatment or a rich conditioner like Retread filled with nourishing butters and oils to bring dry hair back to life. And when you’re fresh out of the shower, add in a leave-in like R&B, and let those locks air dry to keep them looking their best.