Winter weather is harsh on our skin. When the temperature drops so does humidity. Add winds and the heater and you feel completely dried out! It’s the trifecta of making your skin look parched. Here are five simple tips that will help you fight back that dry skin this winter and keep it looking young and hydrated.
1. Drink Lots of Water
Many of us tend to drink less water in the winter. When the temperatures drop, hot drinks with sugar or caffeine become more appealing. A great substitution is to heat up some water and add a slice of lemon. This is a perfect way to hydrate and still have your hot drink.
2. Keep Skin Hydrated from the Inside Out
Not only are those soups and salads good for your slim physique but vegetables are also great for hydrating for our skin. Cucumbers, bell peppers and celery are high in H2O. If you can find watermelon, strawberries, or cantaloupe in your local market, buy it. These are great hydrating fruits. If you aren’t already, start taking fish oil. The fatty acids in fish oil supply hydration to your skin. Taking any kind of fish oil is like putting oil in your engine and helps reduce wrinkles.
3. Use a Face Mask Once a Week
You can make a mask at home or purchase one. If you choose to make one at home, find a recipe that has honey, yogurt or coconut oil. You will love the results! I just recently tried DREAMDUO Overnight Transforming Treatment from GLAMGLOW. It’s a moisturing serum and seal that is supposed to make your skin plumper and more hydrated. When I rinsed off the next day, my skin really did feel smooth and moisturized. Reviews on some other masks here.
4. Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize
In winter months I tend to use more oils. One of my favorites is avocado oil because it doesn’t leave the skin oily. I learned this tip years ago from a hairdresser who has the most beautiful skin. Avocado oil is extremely good at hydrating and softening your skin, and is full of antioxidants, essential fatty acids and minerals. You can purchase avocado oil in most grocery stores. You can also use coconut oil overnight but it is a little messier. Last but not least, don’t forget to protect your lips with a great lip balm or lip gloss.
No matter how much you moisturize your skin will continue to feel dry unless you exfoliate. Winter is a great time to be using retinols since you don’t have to worry about being sun sensitive, unless you live in sunny place. If you are not using Retin-A, get a peel or microdermabrasion so the dry outer layer of skin is removed allowing moisture to get in. Then moisturize like crazy!
A few simple steps can make a world of difference. One of the biggest take aways here is to drink tons of water. Do you have any great tips that have been working for you? We’d love to hear them in the comments. We’re always ready to try something that’s working for one of our Evolistas!
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