Even though the holidays are over, winter is still in effect—even for those of us in Southern California. Winter weather can be harsh for our skin, which means we need to step up our skin care programs. Add these winter skin care tips to your regimen to boost the effects of your facial exercises and protect it from the elements.
1. Tweak your exfoliation routine
Sloughing away dead skin cells is extra important during winter months. Find a gentle but effective exfoliation product to remove dulling dead skin and help speed up skin cell regeneration. For best results, do a Face Lift to Go and a Body Lifting Mask every week.
2. Dry brush daily
Help promote the shedding of dead skin cells from your body by dry brushing every day. It also boosts circulation to make your skin glow.
3. Cool it down
As great as a hot bath or shower feels this time of year, hot water wreaks havoc on our skin. It strips the skin of its natural oils, which sets the stage for serious dryness and weakens the dermis’ natural protective barrier. Wash your face and take showers with lukewarm water.
4. Moisturize your face and hands
Low humidity coupled with colder temperatures can draw moisture away from the skin, leaving it dry, tight and extra sensitive. Keep your skin moisturized with rich products like my Ultra Hyaluronic Cream, which attracts moisture.
5. Enhance your body lotion
The skin on your body is just as susceptible to dryness this time of year. Increase the potency of your lotion by adding a rich emollient oil like my Nourishing E Oil to it. Your skin will be softer and more supple.
6. Pat it down
When you get out of the shower, don’t wipe away the water. Instead, dab at the excess water and lock the moisture in with lotion, oil or moisturizer immediately. You only have about three minutes to take advantage of post-shower hydration.
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