It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Bring on the holiday parties, gift shopping, and home decorating. In the midst of all of this hustle and bustle, you can’t forget to take extra care of your skin this winter! As much as you might enjoy the cold weather, your skin does not. To avoid dry skin this holiday season, we’ve listed out three steps you can take to ensure your skin stays hydrated and healthy.
As the temperature outside begins to drip, it’s important to keep your body and skin hydrated! Cold and windy weather means your skin will dry out faster. To combat this, we suggest using moisturizer throughout the day to keep your skin from cracking. Our tip is to use an oil-based moisturizer rather than one that is water-based. These products are more beneficial as the oil will create a protective layer on the skin that locks in more moisture. How much moisturizer you’ll use depends on your skin type, but it’s always a good idea to use some in the morning before starting your day and at night before going to bed. Keeping your body hydrated is key to maintaining healthy skin. In addition to using moisturizer, be sure to drink plenty of water. This will keep both your skin and you hydrated throughout the colder months.
Avoid Too Many Masks or Peels
When combating dryness, it’s best to avoid using too many peels and masks, especially those that are particularly strong or harsh. Although we love treating ourselves and our skin to these things, overusing them can remove too much oil from your skin. This, in turn, pulls out moisture and leads to dryness. Abstain from using toners that are rich in alcohol because they can do the same. Try buying those that are made from rose water or hydrosols. If you still want to indulge in a face mask or peel, use those made to hydrate the skin and limit how often you do them. After doing one, be sure to moisturize!
When it comes to taking care of your skin, you want it to be healthy and nourished on your entire body and not only your face. It’s only natural that your skin will experience some dryness this winter. For this reason, it’s a good rule of thumb to exfoliate your skin often to remove those dead skin cells and increase blood circulation throughout the body. Scrubbing your skin once every week will help rejuvenate it and make room for new skin cells to come through. Be sure to follow this with a lotion or body butter to leave your skin feeling smooth and soft.
Your friends and family aren’t the only ones who deserve TLC this holiday! We want your skin to stay glowing and refreshed all winter long. By following our tips above, you can help your skin stay hydrated and avoid dryness because the last thing you want this winter is cracked skin!
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