BEAUTY HACKS TO KEEP SKIN MOISTURIZED IN THE WINTER
We associate many things with winter. Christmas trees, snowball fights, and holiday cheer are all things that go hand in hand with the frosty months—and also dry skin. The cold winter months do a number on our skin, and often leave it dry and flaky at the best of times. If you’re hoping to avoid that scaley and shy winter look this year, here are a few beauty hacks to get you started!
Tip #1: Exfoliate
When our skin is dry it tends to peel or become flaky, but luckily, there is a quick remedy for this. Making exfoliation a regular part of your beauty routine helps to shed that dead skin is key. Whether you decide to exfoliate wet or dry, it helps reveal only the fresh new skin underneath. This is by far one of the easiest ways to keep your skin glowing and ready to absorb your moisturizers.
Tip #2: Use a humidifier at night
Dry skin is often caused by the dry cold air of winter. In order to balace that damaging dryness, set up a humidifier while you sleep so you can treat your skin to the moisture it needs while you rest. Humidifiers help your skin rehydrate, and may help you sleep better too.
Tip #3: Drink lots of water
People tend to forget that your skin needs to hydrate from the inside as well as the outside. Drinking water helps plump up your skin, smoothing fine lines and giving your skin the lifeline it needs to fight dry skin.
Tip #4: Use an In-Shower Moisturizer
We all know to moisturize as part of our daily routine, but did you know you can magnify the effects of that moisturizer by getting one that is meant for shower use? The warmth of the shower can help open up your pores, magnifying the effects of the moisturizer. This also importantant when removing hair in the shower too! I personally prefer to use oil based shaving oils to help keep my legs moisturized. A good in-shower moisturizer is well worth the expense.
Tip #5: …and also turn the heat down
Hot showers are one of life’s greatest pleasures, but they’re not great for your skin. During the winter months, reducing the heat of your shower just a little bit can make all the difference in how your skin looks and feels.
Final Tip: Use sunscreen
With moody clouds and cold days making up most of the winter, it seems like time to put away the sunscreen until summer returns. Unfortunately, that can be a very damaging mistake. You can still get burned in the winter, and sunlight can be magnified by snow, making it more powerful than it seems. Wear your sunscreen daily, and keep your skin protected from harmful UV rays.
Winter doesn’t have to mean chapped lips and dry-flaky skin. By making a few simple changes to your daily beauty and skincare routine, you’ll be sure to maintain a winter glow!