Unless you've been hiding indoors for the past month or so...it's cold outside! Just like we have to take special care of our skin in the summer we definitely have to take special care of our skin in the winter. The same rules don't apply and if you don’t change your skin care routine in the winter time then you're skin is going to suffer and look dry and dull instead of healthy and glowing like it should. Here are some great skin care tips and products you should use this winter to save your skin.
Protect your skin with a great winter moisturizer with SPF. Don't think just because the days are cloudy and dreary you don't need SPF! By moisturizing your skin before going out, you're protecting it from the harsh elements that winter brings like wind and cold temperatures. Try: Avène Skin Recovery Cream ($32, Drugstore.com) or Oil of Olay Complete ($7.64, ULTA).
Use a humidifier. Humidifiers are not just for sick people. On the contrary using a humidifier ensures that your skin stays moisturized. Try: Vicks FilterFree Cool Mist Humidifier ($59.99, Target ) or Vicks Warm Mist Humidifier ($32.99, Target ).
Don't peel dry skin! If the winter weather is taking it's toll on your skin the last thing you want to do is pick and peel at your skin. Instead use an exfoliating product that combines a chemical exfoliant with a gentle scrubbing beads to slough off dead skin. Try: Zia Fresh Papaya Enzyme Mask ($19.99, Vitacost) or One Love Organics Discover Brand New Day Microderma Scrub and Masque ($12, One Love Organics).
Avoid mineral based moisturizers since they won't get absorbed into your skin. Look for moisturizers that are made with hyaluronic acid or ceramides. Try: CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion ($10.99, Drugstore.com) or Glo Professional Pure Hydration ($46, Glo). Or try a lightweight moisturizing serum under your face cream to lock in the moisture. Try: Arcona Hydrating Serum ($42, Truth In Aging) or Phytomer Hydrasea Ultra Moisturizing Polarized Water Serum ($76, LeSpa).
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