Winter is upon us and while we may be looking forward to snowy wonderlands, hot chocolate and the holiday season, we can all do without the stressed and dehydrated skin that frigid temps and forced air heat can bring. These tips will help you to prep and care for your skin in winter.
As much as you're tempted, lingering in a hot shower or bath can strip skin of it's natural oils and leave you looking like a prune. To keep skin hydrated, shower with warm water, switch to rich cleansers and body balms and exfoliate weekly to allow better penetration of moisturizers.
Our must haves: Body washes and scrubs without harsh chemicals and rich body butters you smooth onto wet skin right out of the shower or bath.
With their high concentration of antioxidants and vitamins, face oils are the perfect way to treat and protect tired, dehydrated skin. For an added boost spritz face with a water mist before application then mist throughout the day for maximum hydration.
Our must haves: organic, perfume free face oils and mists infused with vitamins and minerals
Keep lips soft and supple by exfoliating, treating and hydrating regularly especially if spending a lot of time out doors.
Our must haves: gentle sugar based lip scrubs and double-duty tinted lip balms containing spf.
Always wear gloves outdoors to protect hands from the elements. Apply a rich cream as often as possible, particularly at night and treat them to a mask once a week.
Our must haves: triple duty hand creams that treat cuticles and feet and hand masks containing super hydrating avocado
Indoor heating is one of the main culprits behind dry winter skin. The dryer the air, the dryer your skin. To combat this effect, use a humidifier to add moisture back into your environment.
Our must haves: small travel size humidifiers that transport easily from home to the hotel - perfect for the girl on the go!
The temperature may have dropped but sunscreen is as important as ever. Wearing SPF will help prevent sun damage, premature signs of aging and most importantly, skin cancer!
Our must haves: a light weight, high spf lotion perfect as a base for other products.