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10 Tips for Winter Skin

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Keep Your Routine Simple

Stick to a simple skin care routine. Because of the harsh and dry temperatures during the colder months, skin is more prone to irritation, so keep it simple.

Watch What You Eat

During this time of the year, we tend to eat heavier and crave rich foods that may result in clogged pores or breakouts. Reach for fresh fruits and vegetables to help balance out the rich heavy foods that also naturally detoxify the body.

Stay Hydrated

Dry is a great indicator that your skin is dehydrated. So, drink lots of water and fill up on electrolytes.

Don't Skip Sunscreen  

We all know just because you don't see the sun doesn't mean it's not there. It's rays can reflect on the snow and then penetrate the skin. So, just be sure to protect your skin.

Layer Your Products

This applies to both your face and your body. Start with an oil based moisturizer like a serum or face oil followed by your favorite moisturizer. For your body, start with an oil-based body elixir or body oil then reach for thick rich butters that will hydrate and moisturize. Look for ingredients that include glycerin, cocoa butter, shea butter, vitamin A + C, hyaluronic acid and aloe vera.

Use A Humidifier

Blasting the heater indoors feels great, but on the flip side that leads to dry skin. Keep the moisture in the air with a humidifier to help keep skin feeling supple and hydrated.

Reach For A Gentle Face Cleanser

If your tried and true face cleanser is leaving your skin feel dry and tight. Switch it up during the colder months for a less harsh cleanser that will leave your skin feel soft and supple.

Exfoliate, Properly

Dead skin that accumulate on the top surface of your skin prevents your skincare from penetrating into your skin. Exfoliate your face once a week and dry brush (use a soft bristle brush) both your face and body twice a week to gently remove dead skin cells.

Minimize Hot Baths and Showers

Ritual baths, indulging in bath bombs and Epsom salt baths are all on the rave on the 'gram. But, the truth is hot baths are extremely drying and will leave your skin feeling thirsty. Opt for short lukewarm showers during the colder months.

Get Plenty of Rest

During the winter months many people are busy meeting deadlines, working long hours, or waking up early to chase black Friday deals. But missing sleep and not getting enough rest results puffy eyes and dark circles.

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