Winter weather can definitely wreak havoc on skin. The freezing temps and crazy wind can make skin's natural moisture seem non-existent. Unfortunately, this can lead to dry, dull, aging skin - all of things women don't want. Luckily, we have super-awesome beauty experts like HSN’s Lara Ramos and an awesome beauty section at HSN to help keep us looking and feeling our best this winter.
Buff away dry winter skin
Buff away your dry winter skin and reveal a glowing complexion with a luxe body scrub. Lara says to look for a combination of sloughers (exfoliating granules) and softeners (natural oils) to leave my skin soft and hydrated. Something like AHAVA's Softening Butter Salt Scrub ($25) is the perfect solution. http://bit.ly/KZXJ4u
Ease up on cleanser
Colder weather means that it's time to lighten up your cleanser, because over cleansing can strip and irritate skin. Lara loves Trish McEvoy's Gentle Cleansing Wash because it's creamy and soap-free. It's safe enough to be used on the eye area and easily rids your face of the day's makeup, without scrubbing. http://bit.ly/1m0aFG3
Double down on hydration
Double down on hydration. If you find your skin to be extra dry, invest in a hydrating facial mask that doesn't need to be washed off and can be worn overnight. http://bit.ly/1cj5h8o
Use non-drying products
If you use a facial serum or toner, make sure that it's extra gentle and nondrying. Skin tends to lose moisture in the winter, which can result in rebound oil production and more breakouts than usual. http://bit.ly/1iOgJi4
Seal in moisture
Once out of the shower, seal in moisture from head to toe. On her face, Lara likes to amp up the hydration with the addition of glycerin and hyaluronic acid, while she opts for something lightweight and easy to apply from the neck down. http://bit.ly/1a4dfIy
Protect your hands and nails
Probably the most exposed to the elements, your hands and nails need extra protection this time of year. When it comes to a hand cream, the richer the better and a sweet scent doesn't hurt. Perlier's White Almond Hand Cream ($15), which sinks right in and soothes on contact. http://bit.ly/1hmRgfe
A few more things...
In addition to Lara’s tips, also remember to drink plenty of water (8 – 8 oz glasses/day), use sunscreen and protective clothing when outside (SPF 30 or higher, even if it is not very sunny), and eat a healthy diet everyday (lots of fruits and veggies) – all three play a huge role in healthy skin. http://bit.ly/1iOikEB