Winter weather can take a real toll on skin, causing dryness, sensitivity, and inflammation. It can also cause flare ups with breakouts, eczema, and rosacea. These are some great tips on how to fix winter skin woes, and keep your skin soft, bright, and supple!
1. Increase Moisturizer:
Dry air from outside,wind, as well as heaters can pull all the water out of your skin. This can cause you to either produce excess oil, or not produce oil at all. Increasing your moisturizer will help replace what you've lost. Don't forget the SPF! Light reflecting from the snow can cause intense uv ray damage.
Products to try: Tropical Vanilla Day Cream with SPF, Calm Skin Moisturizer, Monoi Age Corrective Night Cream for Face and Neck.
Increase your exfoliation rate to help move dry, dead skin cells, and to allow your moisturizer to penetrate healthy skin. This will also help with pigmentation, and maintaining an active cell turnover rate.
Products to try: Strawberry Rhubarb Dermafoliant, and Red Currant Exfoliating Wash
When your body is cold, you move all blood flow to your core in order to keep vital organs properly heated. The downside to this, is that your skin receives a low amount of blood decreasing in oxygen, hydration, and vital nutrients. This can contribute to the "dull" winter skin look. Skin stimulants cause an increased blood flow, which helps to oxygenate skin, hydrate, nourish, and purify.
Products to try: Lime Stimulating Masque
Did you know that of all the water you drink, only 2% of what your consume goes to your skin? Also for every 8oz caffeinated drink you consume, you need to drink 16oz of water to replace what you've lost. Drink as much water as you can to keep up. Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate!
5. Warm, Not Hot
Hot water in showers and baths break down the protective barrier of your skin, which increases water loss, sensitivity, and inflammation. Opt for a warm shower or bath instead.
Product to try: Herbal Recovery Oil