Winter weather blows for the skin.
Between the irrationally cold weather and low humidity every ounce of moisture is sucked away from our skin every second of every day; in these brutal winter months. Playing with this harsh winter weather is literally like playing with fire for the skin, since dry skin can easily lead to cracking and bleeding skin. No ma’am.
A skin moisturizing routine is very necessary this rigid time of year; to replenish what the natural elements removes; leaving our skin thirsty for moisture. Think of your skincare winter routine as an act of #SelfLove.
Follow these 5 easy #SelfLove skincare winter tips to maintain well moistured healthy skin all winter ’18.
1. WASH IN LUKEWARM WATER
I know; what’s better than a hot shower in the winter?! But when you can, wash (especially your face) with lukewarm water. This will add well needed hydration without stripping your skin’s natural oils away.
2. MOISTURIZE IMMEDIATELY AFTERWARDS
Seal in moisture by applying a good moisturizure right after you wash while your skin is damp. Applying while the skin is still damp increases the products ability to absorb and last longer.
3. CHOOSE MOISTURIZER CAREFULLY
Speaking of moisturizing, pick a good moisturizer. Some over-the-counter moisturizers have petroleum-based ingredients that can actually further dry your skin in the winter months. Be sure to choose a smart formula that has natural, nourishing ingredients. Go for an oil-based rather than a water-based solution, as it’s more likely to help your skin retain moisture in the winter. I love natural oils like jojoba, hemp, and a little coconut oil.
4. DRINK UP
This one is easy….think less coffee…more water. Really that simple. Water is your friend. Drink it up. While you can drink your water; don’t be afraid to eat it too. Add more moisture friendly foods to your diet like watermelon; grapes; oranges.
5. OVERNIGHT MOISTURIZE
Dryer areas like hands, feet, elbows, and knees have thin skin and tend to lose moisture faster than more meatier areas of the body. To combat this try doing overnight deep moisturizing on these areas with a deep conditioning lotion or balm.
Follow these simple steps and expect to be on your way to well moisturized skin all winter.