BEAUTY

Skincare in the Wintertime.....

Tammy-Lynn McNabb

Wintertime lends a whole new level of skincare challenges. We think that because the sun isn't beating down on our faces, our skin is getting a break from the harsh sunshine, but winter can be just as taxing on your skin. With your furnace turned on and windows closed, artificial heat means there's less moisture in the air, and staying in this environment over time often dries your skin out. Dry skin can lead to breakouts, dullness and wrinkles.   Dry skin leads to layers of dead cells on the skin's surface which can clog pores and prevent sebum from flowing freely. Along with hydrating your skin, be sure to exfoliate on a regular basis.

 

Top 10 Tips for Healthy Winter Skin

 

  • Invest in a Humidifier to Maximize Moisture. ...

  • Drink LOTS of Water. ... 

  • Lower the Thermostat to Avoid Dryness. ... 

  • Limit Shower Time and Water Temperature. ... 

  • Opt for Gentle, Fragrance-Free Cleansers. ... 

  • Modify Your Facial Skin-Care Regimen for the Season. ... 

  • Moisturize Frequently, Especially Your Hands. ... 

  • Apply Sunscreen — Even on Gray Winter Days.

 

Try using a product that contains Hyaluronic Acid in it - It is especially useful during the winter months due to the harsh weather conditions that dry out your skin, taking away both moisture and oil. The good news is that hyaluronic acid serum works to help you get smooth skin whether it lacks water (hydration) or oil (moisture).

 

Overnight Skincare Tips 

 

If you need some added moisture this winter, try these five ways to get moisturized skin overnight.

  1. Use Coconut Oil.

  2. Remember A Lip Treatment.

  3. Apply Foot Cream & Cover With Socks.

  4. Try Face Oil (like one of the ones mentioned in the mask recipe below)

  5. Consider A Face Mask.

 

 

 

TRY THIS HOMEMADE HYDRATING MASK RECIPE!

 

Homemade hydrating masks can provide needed moisture in the winter months. Use any of these natural, moisturizing ingredients in your mask:

 

 

1 tbsp Honey 

1 tbsp avocado (mashed) 

2 tbsp Yoghurt 

1/2 Banana, mashed

1 tbsp Aloe

 

1 tbsp of any of these oils:

Olive oil

Jojoba oil 

Almond oil 

Moringa oil

 

Mix any of these ingredients that you like

together to create a paste, and leave on

skin for 10-30 minutes for lasting hydration.

 

Rinse off and finish with a light toner and

natural skin cream or oil.

 

‚Äč