Winter has hit and we are making up for lost time with the warm fall season that we had. Today I’m sharing tips that will help keep your skin soft and hydrated. What’s most important is that you stay consistent with these steps. Consistency will make the biggest difference and it’s what your skin needs during the constant stress of the cold.
1.) SWITCH TO A CREAM OR OIL BASED CLEANSER.
This is more important to do if you are already normal or dry skinned. If you’re prone to excess oil you don’t have to include this step, but for those who feel tight and dry after using their face wash, it’s vital to switch to something creamier. It’s also helpful to cleanse and moisturize morning and night so that you can wash away excess impurities but to also use that second time to moisturize. See my recommendations here and here.
2.) USE A BODY LOTION THAT CONTAINS AN EXFOLIATOR
Friends, I don’t know why all lotions do not contain an exfoliator within themselves. Pure genius I tell you. This one that I recently bought contains malic acid which helps to slough off flaky, ashy skin. If I could exfoliate every hour of the day then I would…this is the next best thing. This link that I’ve included gives you a selection of all their yummy scents as well!
3.) ADD AN OIL TO EVERYTHING
Whether you’re applying moisturizer to your face or your body, it’s always best to incorporate an oil into it during the wintertime. This makes a huge difference in how your skin feels. If you’re applying it to your face, put it on very last after your moisturizer. For larger areas like your body, put several drops into your lotion and massage it in. I also love to nuke the lotion & oil in the microwave for a few seconds before I put it on, so comforting!
4.) GET MASKY WITH IT
Incorporating a weekly mask into your skincare routine will do wonders for your skin. There is no magic number here but I would advise using a hydrating mask like this 2-3 times a week, depending on how dry you feel. If you’re too tired to rinse if off before you fall asleep, just cleanse your skin the morning after like you normally would.
And there you have it! Four simple steps to keep your skin in prime condition for the holidays. Comment below if you have any rituals or products that you swear by for these cold winter months. Now on to more important things, like gift wrapping and hot cocoa…
To read up on how to get cashmere hands for winter, click here…