Winter Skincare Tips
Does this winter weather have your skin feeling dry? This time of year especially it’s important to keep skin feeling healthy and silky smooth. We’ve rounded up a few tips and tricks to take your skin from parched and chapped to nourished and revitalized.
- Masking: Duh, our favorite. Face masks are the perfect quick-fix for almost any skin concern. Need some moisture? There's a mask for that.(Try our Pep up! Mask). Need a radiance boost? There's a mask for that, too. (You’ll love our Fruit Burst Antioxidant Mask!) They leave your complexion calm, refreshed, and glowing in the matter of minutes. Seriously, what's not to love?
- Humidify: When our skin becomes dry or chapped, our first instinct is to reach for a creamy moisturizer, but it’s not for everyone — this can lead to clogged pores for acne-prone skin. For sensitive skin, try turning on a humidifier to add moisture to the air and save thirsty skin without causing dreaded breakouts. This will also do wonders for winter sinus issues as thermostats are turned up and the outside air dries out your nose and throat. Humidifiers lubricate your nasal passages and purify the air around you—these are big advantages for those who suffer from allergies, nosebleeds, seasonal colds, and dry skin.
- Consume: Sometimes, you are what you eat: Reach for foods full of monounsaturated fats and omega-3 fatty acids like fish, nuts, and avocados. These are the building blocks of healthy cell membranes creating the skin’s natural oil barrier, which is critical in keeping the skin hydrated and plump. Citrusy fruits and leafy greens, full of Vitamin C, should also be incorporated into your diet so your body gets an extra boost in collagen production.
- Exfoliate: Is your skin duller during the season? The dead of winter means dead skin cell buildup, so try to find a gentle remedy with natural exfoliating products that bring your glow back. For a DIY exfoliator, mix brown sugar and jojoba or almond oil to create a paste for your skin. Scrub your face and body in a circular motion using a gentle amount of pressure and flake off the old cells to reveal a vibrant layer of skin underneath. Chapped lips in need of some revitalization? Try a lip scrub or grab some for a quick fix!
- Moisturize: Be mindful of the water temperature in the shower and bath. Warm water is best because hot showers will only dry out the skin further. Within the first three minutes of jumping out of the shower, slather your skin with a natural moisturizer. Pay close attention to your face, hands, elbows, and feet as they are the first to crack. If you plan to venture out, remember to apply sunscreen to exposed areas, even if you intend to wear a scarf and mittens.