6 Beauty Tips to Keep your Skin Glowing All Winter Long
Snow, sleet, and parched indoor air can be harsh on your skin. Protect your natural glow with these 6 easy tips.
1) Facial Cleanser
Facial cleansers can remove more than dirt and makeup -- they can strip your skin of its natural oils. Use a gentle, non-foaming, facial cleansing cream to leave your skin feeling fresh without over drying.
Dry skin patches may make you want to exfoliate more, but this can actually be a sign you should be exfoliating less. Exfoliating too frequently can irritate skin and remove protective layers. This can lead to redness and dry skin patches. Exfoliate a maximum of 1 time per week and your skin will thank you.
Sunblock in winter? Yes, please. Cold weather and cloudy skies can be deceiving. Even on days when sunshine doesn't make it through the clouds, UV rays can breakthrough, irritating and damaging skin. Block out those rays with a 45+ SPF sunblock so you can get back to enjoying the beautiful outdoors.
4) Showers & Bathing
There's nothing better than a hot, steamy shower in the winter. But prolonged exposure to hot water can wash away skin’s protective oils. So choose warm vs. scalding water, take shorter showers, or take hot showers less frequently.
5) Bedroom Humidifier
Your nose isn't the only thing that drys out when the heat is on. Radiators and central heat can lower your home's humidity to near desert levels. Yikes. Place a humidifier near your bed and hydrate while you sleep.
6) Moisturize Better
Department store & pharmacy moisturizers, creams, and lotions can be filled with up to 75% water which can actually be drying. Check the ingredients of your skincare, and if the 1st ingredient is water, you're missing out on the intense hydration your skin needs (especially during winter months). Choose creams with higher concentrations of natural oils & natural waxes to restore skin moisture balance and lock in hydration.