Cold winter air has a serious drying effect on your skin even when you do facial exercises daily. The harsher weather can irritate, causing red, itchy and parched skin. Here are some tips for restoring and maintaining hydration in the harshest winter elements.
Step Up Exfoliation
It’s more important than ever to shed the dead skin cells that clog your pores and dull your skin during wintertime. When there is a buildup of dead skin, moisture cannot penetrate. Find a gentle exfoliant to slough away the excess and promote cell turnover. Use our Retinol Skin Conditioner and Face Lift to Go on a regular basis for glowing, winter-resistant skin.
Lower the Temp
While its second nature to crank up the heat on cold days, it makes the air in your living space extremely dry. Find a cooler setting to help your skin retain its moisture.
Don’t Skimp on Sunscreen
I always tell clients to wear sunscreen every single day, rain or shine. Even when it’s cloudy or snowing, the sun’s UV rays are out to get you (snow actually reflects the sun). Wear sunscreen like you’re planning a trip to the beach on a hot summer day.
Quench That Thirst
Keep skin hydrated from the inside and out. Drink lots of water and replenish your skin with lotion. Pay special attention to your hands, which can dry out significantly this time of year. Apply lotion after washing and wear protective gloves to do housework and wash dishes.
While a hot shower sounds so good during cold weather, it strips essential oils from the skin, leaving it dry. Use lukewarm water whenever you take showers or wash your hands.
Dry brushing promotes exfoliation all over the body while stimulating circulation so that your skin glows.
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