Winter wreaks havoc on our skin. The daily combo of freezing cold and moisture-stripping wind with indoor heating and hot showers leaves our skin and hair dull, flaky, itchy and altogether miserable. Sure, you can throw on some moisturizer for a quick fix, but with a little bit of effort, you can provide your skin with the care it really needs.
After all, healthy beautiful skin makes the best canvas for elegant earrings or your favorite leopard-print scarf. Not sure where to start? We’ve broken it down for you with this easy checklist!
- Drink water. Drink looooooots of water. Like, 8 cups EVERY DAY. Trust us, your body will thank you for it with bright, clear skin.
- Drink orange juice. This refreshing juice does more than boost your energy in the morning: it’s full of vitamin C, which helps your body create collagen to keep your skin soft and flexible.
- Limit hot showers. This is the worst one, we know. There’s nothing better than a long hot shower after a freezing commute back home from work. Try to limit your soak to ten minutes, tops, and keep the water warm instead of hot to keep excess moisture from escaping. You can also treat your skin to a coconut oil massage before or after your shower for an extra boost of moisture.
- Sleep. Your body needs time to regenerate, and this is especially true in winter when it works so hard to stay warm and remain energetic throughout the day. Never underestimate the power of a good night’s sleep, which will leave your skin softer, stronger and more supple.
- Moisturize. Give your skin a boost with some heavy-duty moisturizer both in the morning under your makeup and at night before bed. Massage it gently in circular motions to ensure proper absorption.
- Exercise. Sweating boosts blood circulation, cleanses the body and skin of toxins, opens the pores and helps to clear the complexion of pimples and redness. Of course, it also relieves stress, burns calories and helps fight off winter blues!
- Exfoliate. Dead and dying skin cells occumulate on the surface of our skin, leaving it dull and dry. Exfoliating once or twice each week clears a path for new skin cells and leaves your body looking bright and awake. In winter, you don’t want to overdo it, so you may want to try a gentle homemade scrub like baking soda and coconut oil.
- Keep makeup light and natural. Let your skin breathe and use accessories like jewelry to brighten up your look.
What do you do for your skin during winter?
Until next time,