It’s winter, time to switch up your wardrobe as well as your seasonal skincare routine. Following a healthy lifestyle as well a good skin care regiment, is the best way to slow the signs of aging and guard against winter weather. Here are some ways to winterize your skincare routine.
Beware of the Winter Sun
Even though you might not be visiting the beach during the winter, remember clouds don’t block the UV rays that contribute to aging and skin cancer. The snow is a powerful reflector of UV radiation, beaming back 80% of the sun’s harmful rays. Love Sun Body created two mineral sunscreens that are waterproof and fast drying, one is SPF 30 and lightly scented with tiare and vanilla and the ultimate daily defense is SPF 50 and fragrance-free. Before you venture out into the cold, apply a nickel-sized portion of sunscreen to your face.
Lay it on thick
The cold, dry winter air damages your skin’s natural barrier. A permeable barrier allows water to evaporate off your skin quickly, leaving you parched. Update your skincare routine with rich, heavy duty moisturizers.
Pili Ani uses pili and elemi oils blended with natural ingredients for healthy, radiant, and moisturized skin. The pili oil provides intense hydration making it the ideal moisturize to wear under your makeup.
Mademoiselle Provence relaxing hand creams are enriched with natural ingredients include lavender, lemon, orange blossom, and rose. This is the perfect lotion to soothe dry hands during the winter.
If your skin feels dry, itchy and irritated, use a gentle exfoliator to remove dead skin, so moisture can’t absorb into your skin. Planted in Beauty organic plant based skincare Polish + Resurface Detox Exfoliant, removes dead cells and clears pores without irritating the skin.
Honey Belle’s Natural Loofah Soap is perfect for shower time, it cleanses, exfoliates, and contains an eco-friendly sponge. After you’ve removed old skin cells, the new ones will flourish, and you’ll have fresher, brighter-looking skin. You’ll also reduce the itching and flaking that often plagues your skin during the winter.
There are many contributing factors to winter redness. When you turn up the heat in your house, sip red wine at holiday parties, and take super hot showers, your blood circulation increases, and you appear redder. The sudden change in temperature can lead to broken capillaries as your body tries to adapt itself to the weather. Seasonal coughs and frequent nose-blowing also produce an unwanted rosy appearance. Wash your face and body with lukewarm water. Switch to alcohol-free products and soothing serums and use a humidifier to counteract the dry air in your home.
Go easy on yourself
Avoid vigorous scrubbing, harsh exfoliants, and foaming cleansers that strip away precious natural oils from the skin. Use gentle products on your face to lock in moisture. Apply serums and moisturizers by tapping with the pads of your ring fingers. Guard against the cold weather with a winter skincare routine.