There's a lot to love about the holiday season; time spent with loved ones, walks in the snow, and home-cooked meals are among the many things that make this the most wonderful time of the year.
While winter can be a time of holiday cheer and celebration, the season brings colder temperatures and dryer air that can deplete and damage skin, resulting in skin that feels tight and uncomfortable. To help, we've compiled a list of tips for keeping your skin looking and feeling healthy all season long!
Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize!Did we say moisturize? Well, we can't say it enough! Moisturizer is a key step in a skin care regimen and while you should never skip moisturizing, it's especially important during the colder months. Moisturizers infuse the skin with nourishing oils and hydrators to prevent and reduce dryness, while also adding a layer of defense against the elements.
Nourish Your Skin From WithinWhile warm, seasonal beverages are taunting us around every corner, we tend to decrease the amount of water our body needs to remain hydrated. Unfortunately, our skin is the first to see the impacts of dehydration, and not drinking enough water can leave it looking dry and dull. So for every cup of hot cocoa or peppermint mocha, be sure to drink a glass of water!
PRO-TIP: Drink warm water with lemon to stay cozy while aiding your body in cleansing!
ExfoliateAs your skin becomes drier, dead and dulling skin cells can build up on the surface. Not only does this not feel the best, it also prevents you from getting the best results from your skin care regimen! Regular exfoliation can help remove that dead skin and support cell turnover for brighter, smoother texture. Use a face scrub 1-3 times per week for gentle exfoliation, or a weekly peel for a more advanced treatment.
PRO-TIP: Follow your exfoliation with a hydrating serum and moisturizer to replenish and defend your skin.
Wash Your Face With Lukewarm Water
While it may be tempting to use hot water on a cold morning, doing so can actually deplete moisture and risk damaging your skin. Use lukewarm water and a hydrating cleanser to gently purify and brighten before applying the rest of your skin care products.
PRO-TIP: Don't rub your face with a towel to dry! Gently pat instead to avoid irritating your skin.