As the temperature changes with the season, you may be wondering how you should alter your skincare regimen to protect, hydrate and heal.
Here are some tips to keep your skin glowing in those winter months.
One easy skin booster is to ensure your home has adequate humidity by adding a humidifier to your central heating system. You can also use a portable humidifier in the bedroom.
Use sheet masks for moisture. These beauties are easy to come by and are fantastic in a pinch for a quick fix. These beauties hydrate and (depending on the product), may also protect and repair the skin.
Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) is like a miracle worker. Its powerful antioxidant properties neutralize free radicals that cause damage to the skin’s cells. It also works hard to repair those cells as well. By promoting collagen production, it aids in wound healing, reduces wrinkles and protects against pollution.
Use a non-medicated lip balm to protect the lips while braving the elements to lock in moisture so they don’t crack.
Oil it up
If your face feels tight and dry after washing, you may be stripping away too much of your skin’s oil, causing irritation, redness, dry patches or sensitivity. If you cleanse your face twice per day, try switching to the evening only. If the dryness remains, you may want to consider swapping your cleanser for one of the oil or cream variety.
Body lotion in the shower?
Take control by applying body lotions and face creams immediately after bathing or showering. This locks in that moisture before it has the chance to escape!