Tips to Help Keep Your Skin Hydrated This Winter

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Dear Reader, 

If you’re like me, you’re not really on the lookout for the newest beauty trends and products to hit store shelves, but you have dry skin. Because of this and social media, you may have noticed that winter skincare is having a moment. This season, it’s all about prep and protection against harsh weather conditions! Here are a few tips to help you get your skin ready for whatever old man winter throws your way.

Invest in a good moisturizer to keep your skin hydrated during the colder months

When winter rolls around, it can seem like moisture is being sucked right out of the air. That’s why it’s important to invest in a good moisturizer during those months. Not only does a good moisturizer help lock in your skin’s hydration by creating a thin layer over the epidermis, but it also helps replace the existing oils and prevent the skin from drying out. The best moisturizers for winter consist of thicker, oil-based products such as shea butter or jojoba oil, which can help create an effective barrier against environmental stressors while simultaneously helping keep your skin looking smooth and supple. With that said, avoid petrolatum or mineral-oil-based moisturizers because they aren’t effective at hydrating the skin long-term and can clog pores. Ultimately, investing in a quality moisturizer during colder months will do wonders for keeping your skin supple and radiant all season long.

Exfoliate regularly to get rid of dead skin cells and prevent dry, flaky skin

Exfoliation is an often-overlooked part of any skincare regime, but it can make a huge difference in how healthy your skin feels and looks. Regular exfoliation helps to get rid of dead skin cells that block pores and leave the skin feeling dry and flaky. It can also help to prevent acne since it encourages blood circulation while clearing away pore-clogging dirt and oils from the surface of the skin. Depending on your particular needs, you can choose between chemical exfoliants such as glycolic acid or manual exfoliation with a loofah sponge or cleansing brush. Make sure not to overdo it though; you only need to exfoliate once or twice a week so as not to strip away too much moisture from your delicate dermis. With regular exfoliating, you’ll be able to reveal healthier and brighter skin beneath the surface. Enjoy!

Use a face mask at least once a week to nourish your skin

Whether your skin is oily or dry, using a face mask at least once a week can help to improve the complexion and health of your skin. Face masks provide nourishment and hydration to the skin; particularly those with natural ingredients like clay or oats, that can draw out toxins from the pores and detoxify the skin. Not only will this help keep your complexion clean, but it can also reduce wrinkles and prevent acne breakouts. When choosing a face mask for your skin type, look for ingredients like kaolin clay or oatmeal that are natural astringents to absorb excess oil and combat pimples. For sensitive or dry skin, opt for masks with hydrating ingredients like aloe vera or honey that will help soothe and add needed moisture. In short, making use of face masks once a week is an excellent way to tackle common issues such as blemishes, dryness, uneven skin tone, and wrinkles while revitalizing your skin!  Each time you use one you’ll feel more pampered than ever while reaping the numerous benefits they have to offer. Finally, remember that consistent use is key when it comes to achieving long-term results – so don’t forget to stick with it! Your skin will thank you.

Drink plenty of water and eat healthy foods to boost your skin’s radiance from the inside out

When we think of improving the health and look of our skin, it can be easy to focus too much on topical treatments like masks and serums. However, it’s also beneficial to take care of your body from the inside out to achieve glowing, flawless skin. Drinking plenty of water is essential for keeping your body hydrated, which is important for digestion and detoxifying your system. Additionally, make sure to consume healthy foods, such as plenty of colorful fruits and vegetables and whole grains that are packed with long-term nutrient benefits. Not only will these foods fuel you with energy but they’ll also provide you with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that will help promote better skin health. Furthermore, avoid processed foods and sugary snacks that can deteriorate the strength of your immune system over time. Incorporating a balanced diet into your routine can go a long way in helping improve the radiance and glow of your skin from within!  Taking care of yourself internally will give you healthier results externally.

Avoid hot showers and baths, which can strip away natural oils from your skin

Everyone knows that warm showers or baths can be a luxurious way to relax after a long day, but did you know that hot water can be damaging to your skin? When it comes to long, hot showers or baths, moderation is key. Hot water strips away natural oils from the skin’s outer layer and breaks down fatty acids, which are essential for maintaining healthy skin. Additionally, it can encourage the production of sweat and oil glands, leading to even more dryness. To keep your skin looking healthy and radiant, stick to lukewarm showers and baths no longer than 10 minutes and avoid scalding hot temperatures at all costs. Sweat-inducing workouts are best done with cool water and finished off with some cold rinses to close the pores. A gentle cleansing routine will go a long way in keeping your body hydrated and looking its best!  So next time you consider taking an extended soak in hot water – hold back – to maintain healthy, glowing skin!

It is really hard not saturate yourself in hot water when its cold outside but your skin will thank you for exercising self-restraint and moderation. 

Taking care of your skin from the inside and outside is essential for achieving a radiant complexion. Our tips provide you with easy ways to improve the health and look of your skin without having to invest in expensive treatments or products. Drink plenty of water, eat healthy foods, avoid hot showers and baths, and use face masks regularly to see long-term improvements in the appearance of your skin!