There’s nothing quite like your face having the glowing sun kissed Summer skin, but that doesn’t mean you can’t achieve that same healthy glow in the Winter. Taking care of your skin all Winter long by using natural ingredients can help keep you keep looking flawless.
Winter can do serious damage to our skin when it isn’t protected against the cold, which is one reason the warmer weather months make it easier for us to maintain that eye catching glow. With our face typically being the most exposed to the elements of Winter while the rest of our body is bundled up, there are certain things our skin needs more of during the season in order to keep it healthy.
On Your Way to that Natural Glow…
So are you ready to get that natural glow back? Start a daily skin care regimen and incorporate these easy Winter face care tips. This way you can achieve radiant skin, while keeping it protected and nourished.
Forget about Soaking in a Hot Bath
As euphoric as it may feel to bathe in hot water when the air is chilly, the harsh temperature of it can greatly dehydrate our skin. This can create dry and chapped skin as the water strips our skin of its natural oils. Here’s a helpful tip, applying Jojoba Oil is one way to replenish the skin after a hot shower. It is perfect for face and body as it mimics your skins natural oils which will help balance pH and smooth while moisturizing!
Moisturizing is an essential part of any face focused routine. The cold air depletes the moisture held in the skin. This causes for unpleasant dryness especially on the face, hands and other parts of the body often left bare to the Winter air. Use a serum with Hyaluronic Acid that can help moisture to penetrate the skin deeper, and choose a moisturizer that contains organic oils and is a bit heavier than your Summer lotions to give an extra boost in repairing dry skin.
Stock Up on Winter Accessories and Sunscreen
Don’t be ashamed to adorn your favorite Winter accessories. In fact, stock up on all different styles of hats, scarves and gloves. Covering all exposed areas is one of the best ways to keep your skin’s radiance. Sunscreen isn’t just for hot Summer days. It should be used even in the Winter.
Replenish the Body of its Nutrients
If you think the Summer is the only time that water should be essential to your daily diet, it’s equally important in the Winter. Most of the time when it’s cold we tend turn to hot drinks, but they actually dehydrate us quicker. If you have the urge to quench your thirst with something that will warm your bones, try adding a bit of lemon to warm water. You’d be surprised on how comforting it can be, while also hydrating inside and out!
Secondly, make sure you are getting all of the right vitamins during the Winter. In colder months, our bodies receive less Vitamin D given to us naturally by the sun. This makes it even more important to increase your intake of Vitamin D rich foods like salmon, oranges, milk and cheese.
Take the time to really read the labels on your skincare products. Synthetic ingredients can cause your skin to become even more dry and irritated, adding to the damage your delicate face is already receiving from the cold.
Your Winter facial habits should differentiate from the routine you practice in the warmer weather months. Try using thicker moisturizers and night creams that have organic and plant based ingredients. Switch to more delicate oil based cleansers as they can help to retain and build moisture. Pick a favorite pant based essential oils that can mix with your everyday lotions for your skin.
By making these small adjustments you can really treat skin for the dryer, colder air it is facing!
Avoid These Common Mistakes
We all have those things we do that we don’t realize are actually harming the gentle skin on our face (anyone else guilty of being a squinter?). By being a bit more keen to simple mistakes, you have a much better chance of protecting and maintaining healthy skin.
Ditch your regular skincare routine. As the climate changes, so must our skincare regimen and our focus on using different products for our face and skin. Lotions and moisturizers should be thicker to help with extra drying from the cold, and pure organic oils can be incorporated into almost every step of your routine, especially for men and women after shaving!
Never apply makeup to dry flaky skin. Not only can this create a magnifying glass to dry patches on you skin, but it will actually worsen the affected areas. If you suffer from dry skin anywhere on the face, it is best to moisturize the area right after every shower to lock in moisture and even periodically during the day. Keeping your face natural and makeup free will help with application throughout the day.
Don’t think a humidifier is just for using when you have a cold! A humidifier can be used all Winter long. The dry air is constantly pulling all of the moisture out of our face and skin. By adding humidity into our homes we are increasing the chances of preserving our healthy glowing skin. Your skin will actually absorb the moisture you are forcing into the air!
It’s Easier than You Think!
There is no reason why we all can’t have that dewy flawless face and skin during the Winter when so many all natural and organic remedies and products are easily accessible! Treat your skin like its Winter and it will brighten like Summer!
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