Fall and winter are the harshest times of the year for our skin. During these seasons, the skin needs extra care to keep it moisturized. To help you keep your skin healthy and radiant through the holiday season, here are a few fall and winter organic skin care tips, to help you welcome the New Year feeling and looking good.

1. Drink Plenty of Water

Drinking lots of water will help you to hydrate your skin. When you go outside your home, it is advisable to bring a bottle of water, juice, or tea. Hot herbal tea can do wonders in the cold. Drinking these can help your skin maintain a healthy glow even during the coldest winter’s day.

2. Exfoliate dead skin cells away

A body and facial scrub can remove dead skin cells, keep your skin feeling fresh. You don’t need to buy expensive products for the job. There are various exfoliation recipes you can use at home using items you find in your kitchen.

3. Use Organic Moisturizers

After you exfoliate your skin, the next step is to moisturize it. There are various organic skin moisturizers that are made from natural ingredients. These contain none of the harsh chemical preservatives that might do more harm than good to your skin.

4. Don’t Forget to Wear Sunscreen

Just because summer is over doesn’t mean that you should not apply sunscreen when going out. Use sunscreen with SPF 15 or more. There are sunscreens on the market that are made out of organic ingredients. Some sunscreens also act as moisturizers, thus hitting two birds with one stone. A good sunscreen will protect your skin from the harsh environment.

5. Wear your Gloves

Remember, when your mom makes all the fuzz about wearing gloves during wintertime, you should consider her advise.  Don’t leave home in the cold without a pair of gloves. When buying gloves, look for those made out of hemp or other organic material. Gloves will help your hands stay warm and dry, and will protect your skin from the harsher affects of the elements.

6. Take an Organic Oil Bath

An organic oil bath can be relaxing, as well as hydrate your skin. A lavender bath relaxes and nourishes the skin, while calming the senses. A few drops of the oil in your bath water will do wonders for you after a tiring day at the office (or, in case of the Christmas Season, the mall).

7. Protect your Lips with Organic Lip Balm

Your lips will often get chapped during fall and winter.  This is not just because of the cold – our use of indoor heaters during cold weather is one cause of chapped lips.  The best way to avoid chapping is to use an organic lip balm. Always keep one in your pocket or purse.  Sometimes you won’t predict when you will need it.  Anyone who has suffered from chapped lips can tell you that lip balm is something one should never be without!