You’re perfectly aware that you indulge over the holidays. Your dehydrated skin, puffy eyes and a pimple or two are the result of too many sweets and not enough rest during the festive season. Just as you toss your post-holiday skin sins aside and start your new healthy beauty habits of 2018, another skin care dilemma makes an appearance… Say hello to the dreaded dull winter complexion.
Chilly winds and lack of humidity are sucking the moisture out of your skin and making it even more sensitive and reactive than normal. Even the oilier skin types are experiencing uncharacteristic dryness and flaking.
Here's how to tackle that dull winter skin. Since your skin changes with the seasons, I've created a routine for all skin types that addresses winter issues and returns your complexion to radiance:
I have combination skin which make it very difficult to find a cleanser that hydrates and cleanse built up oil in my skin. Lately, I've been using the Simple Moisturizing Face Wash. After using this cleanser my face feels soft, fresh, and clean.
Exfoliating is very important to have in your skin care routine because it's the best way to revive dull, winter skin. However, it’s important to keep in mind that frigid temperatures and harsh winds can also make your skin more reactive. Try this hydrating Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Facial Wash & Scrub. The Shea Butter deeply moisturize and nourishes the skin with essential vitamins.
Another easy way to keep your skin hydrated during the winter months is using a toner. This is a new step in my daily routine which I found most helpful and necessary for my acne-prone skin. The Revlon HydraFresh Toner has Beta Haydroxy that gently sweeps away dull, tired skin and Pro-Vitimen B5 that helps protect against moisture lost.
Facial oils are the perfect way to deliver an intense dose of nutrients and moisture to the skin. Try applying Shea Moisture Coconut Oil Daily Hydration Overnight Oil before you go to sleep. This overnight treatment deeply restores the skin has has ingredients that provides intense hydration and protection.
And last, but definitely not least, moisturize! Even though the sun isn’t as strong during the colder months, sun damage can still occur. Apply an SPF moisturizer daily, Elf Daily Hydration Moisturizer SPF15 works great for me.
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Let's be real, this time of the year is when our lips are the driest especially when you're applying lipstick everyday. Try using this Fizz & Bubble Lip Scrub to exfoliate and Burt's Bee's Lip Balm to moisturize.
Try incorporating these steps in your skincare routine and your skin will be glowing in no time.
Thank you for reading!