The weather outside may be unsightly, but your skin doesn’t have to be. Winter weather is not fun for skin so let’s talk winter skin care tips.
As soon as you turn the heat on indoors, the skin starts to dry out which steals moisture away from the skin every second of every day.
Here are 5 Winter Skin Care Tips
1. Exfoliate your skin.
We often forget to help the skin by sloughing off dead cells in the winter. Yet moisture can’t get in if the dead cells are too plentiful. It’s important to get rid of those dead cells by exfoliating.
I use a coconut oil body scrub, you can find the recipe here (I use Nutiva Organic Coconut Oil). This is an great inexpensive body scrub! Follow immediately with moisture to see a smoother difference.
2. Wash in Lukewarm Water
Hot showers and baths always feel good in the winter, but when you can, particularly when just washing your face or hands, choose lukewarm water to avoid stripping as many oils away from the skin.
Your skin not only needs more moisture, but moisture right after you shower. Applying moisture to damp skin helps seal that dampness into the skin. Keep a bottle near the shower and at every sink and use liberally every time you wash.
I’m using this Nourish Organic Argan Body Butter. (This has a thick texture, more like coconut oil.)
4. Don’t neglect your home’s air
Heating systems dry out the air, so consider using a humidifier in your home, particularly in your bedroom, to put moisture back into the air and help prevent your skin from drying out.
I have been wanting to add this to our bedroom and I recently ordered this humidifier.
5. Drink Water
We tend to drink less water in the winter because we turn to hot drinks like coffee and tea, but don’t forget that your skin needs hydration from the inside, out. (Some debate whether drinking more water in the winter helps hydrate your skin but water helps with your overall health so it can’t hurt).
A little warm water with lemon (I use lemon essential oil everyday!) can be very refreshing and hydrating at the same time.
If you feel like you need a little summer glow on your face this bareminerals sun serum is amazing! I recently added it to my foundation and it has helped add a warm wash of color to my skin. It is sunshine in a bottle!
What do you do during the winter months to help with your skin?
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