Wherever you’re located in the United States, the winter climate can wreak havoc on your skin. From dropping temperatures to bitter winds and dry environments winter is not that kind to our skin. Follow the tips below to get glowing winter skin all season long.
Wash Your Face In Lukewarm Water
It may feel good to suds up with hot water; it definitely isn’t good for your face especially during winter. The extra hot water can cause your skin to dry out quickly and no moisturizer can handle that during the colder season. You don’t need to go extra cold, just opt for lukewarm water the next time you wash your face.
Apply Moisturizer Immediately After Washing
It’s time to switch your moisturizer and opt for something that much stronger to combat the dry and chilled weather. Applying a strong moisturizer right after washing your face morning and night. Don’t forget to apply to your brows as well. The skin is just as sensitive under your eyebrows, so be sure to throw a line on these as well. Plus, if you’re applying brow makeup every day and forgetting to scrub it off each night from your brows then your pores are at risk for getting clogged and infected. Combat this vicious cycle by simplifying your routine with 3D brows. Also known as microblading or semi-permanent eyebrow makeup, this can save you a huge daily step and is the perfect time of year to get this treatment.
Don’t Forget Your Lips
Lips have a tendency to dry out much more quickly and by the time we notice, you’ll end up having cracked lips. Always keep a winter proof chapstick with you and throw it on often. Also, try gently exfoliating your lips each night when you’re completing your facial routine. Lightly brush a toothbrush over your lips, wash off and then add your lip moisturizer before snuggling into bed.
Exfoliate For Sensitive Skin
It’s also a good idea to switch your exfoliant (or start) but opt for a sensitive skin exfoliant. Our skin in winter is more prone to being damaged by the harsh conditions. If you’re new to exfoliating then you should find a sensitive skin exfoliant that way you won’t need to fight breakouts in addition to the dry skin. Sloughing off the
Drink Lots of Water
This should actually be listed as the number one way to combat winter. Staying fully hydrated is not only going to help you avoid dry, flaking skin all winter, but it is the best beauty treatment you’ll ever have.
Sleep With A Humidifier
Don’t just consume all that water, be sure to let it seep into your pores at night by adding a humidifier to your room. This helps to ensure you will stay moisturized all through the night even while dreaming of la la land.
Avoid Perfumed Face Lotions
While that new lotion you just purchased may smell like absolute heaven to you, it may not be so heavenly to your skin. Perfumes are often made with alcohol as a base and that can very much dry out your skin. Coupled with the winter harshness and you’ve got trouble on your hands, well, your face actually.