1. Drink water. Lots of water. Cold, dry weather strips skin of essential oils leaving you dehydrated, much like a sunburn. In turn, water restores moisture to your skin.
2. Wash face with a gentle cleanser. Though you should always use a gentle cleanser in lieu of one with sulfates, this is especially the time to do it. I used Yes To Cucumbers. Avoid exfoliators and scrubs, which will only irritate the skin further.
3. Moisturize with jojoba oil. As you probably know, I’m a huge proponent of all-natural face oils. Jojoba is known for soothing windburned and sunburned skin, as well as restoring pH balance. I used Seventh Generation’s hydrating serum which contains jojoba oil as its main ingredient.
4. Aloe vera. After moisturizing, apply aloe vera, which is one of nature’s very best elixir for burns.
5. Blueberries. Though any food with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory components will do. Most websites recommend NSAIDs but I prefer a 1/2 cup of fresh blueberries.
6. Finally, plenty of sleep. After water, sleep is the best medicine for our skin. Who can argue with that? Sure enough, my windburn had been defeated when I woke up this morning. Told ya you messed with the wrong person, windburn.
Have you ever had a windburn? Let us know how to dealt with it in the comments.