Tips for Healthy Winter Skin

Winter is just around the corner which means soon the fireplaces will be lit and the smell of hot chocolate will fill the air. But winter times also bring drawbacks, especially when it comes to the health of your skin. Harsh winter weather can be damaging on your skin – cold, dry air can make your skin dry, itchy, red, and irritated. So, with the approaching winter, the way you take care of yourself needs to change, too. There are many simple ways to keep in mind when it comes to effective winter skincare so that you can feel your best all winter, including some easy changes to your everyday routine. Here are our best tips for keeping your skin hydrated during the harsh winter months.

Gettin’ Steamy

The heat, combined with the pressure from your shower can wash away the natural oils from your skin. These oils not only protect your skin, but also make it moist and youthful. If you have a hot, steamy shower, be sure to apply a moisturizer immediately after you dry off to seal in hydration and keep your skin from drying out.

Humidifier Hype

The heat in your home has almost no moisture, causing dry skin especially while you sleep. Humidifies infuse the air in your home with moisture, helping to sooth dry skin and even help your nighttime skin care routine products to absorb better!

Say it with me, SPF

During the winter, the sun’s reflection (often combined with snow and ice) can damage your skin as much as it would during other seasons. Applying a healthy amount of SPF everyday, even if you’re indoors, will protect your skin from environmental stressors of the harsh winter months.

Moisturize, Yup we Said it

No matter the season, moisturizing should always be apart of your routine. Winter is the driest time of the year, so make sure to apply moisturizer day and night! Consider using a thicker moisturizer at night when your skin is at it’s driest. If you end up attracting that pesky cold bug, don’t be afraid to continue your normal moisturizing routine.

Exfoliate Less

Although it might be tempting to scrub off the winter day, you’ll end up stripping your skin of more good than bad. During the winter, your skin doesn’t need to be exfoliated as much because your skin isn’t building up as much toxins. Exfoliate once a week instead of two in order to let your skin build up it’s natural oils.

Opt for Hydrating Masks

Put your charcoal and exfoliating masks away this season! During the Winter months, your skin craves max hydration. Look for masks that are packed with hydrating ingredients like hyaluronic acid, squalene, bisabolol, and rose water. You can also make your own masks at home!

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