Hey Pretties! Today we’re talking about winter skin care. In the winter months is so important to give our skin a little extra TLC. Winter is just so hard on your skin! The skin cell production slows down and if we’re not doing something to turn it over a little bit more quickly then our skin can look dull and dry. It doesn’t even get that cold in Texas, but the constant dry heat and no humidity wreaks havoc on my skin. For more details on how I keep my skin moisturized through the winter check out my Coffee Chat below.
For Your Skin
In the winter months, it’s still really important to exfoliate so we can keep our skin looking great. Don’t exfoliate to the point of ripping your skin off, but at least two to three times a week with a gentle exfoliator is perfect. During the summer months, I use St. Ives Apricot Scrub but for the winter months, I switched over to St Ives Energizing Coconut and Coffee Scrub. The coconut in this gives it a creamier finish and it doesn’t dry my skin out as much.
2. Drink Water
Another thing that’s super quick and easy is to drink more water! I know I’m super guilty of this. I don’t drink enough water because I want to drink more coffee and tea and all kinds of warm drinks in the winter months. But hydrating from the inside is going to help keep your skin looking healthier and plumper. Also, I swear by fish oil, I take fish oil tablets every single morning. I think those also help with your skin and keeping it healthier, glowing and plumped up a little bit more.
Moisturizer is super important, especially in the winter months. But if you don’t exfoliate first your moisturizer won’t be as effective. It’s important to switch up your moisturizer in the winter to something a little heavier and I love It Cosmetics Confidence in a Cream! It’s definitely a heavier cream, so I only apply it at night. If you don’t want something quite as heavy, Olay Regenerist Whip Active Moisturizer is also a good moisturizing product. This one is just really, really lightweight, but it does a really good job of moisturizing.
4. Skip the Super Hot Shower
Again, I know this is something I’m guilty of because it’s just so tempting to hop in the shower when I’m freezing cold, turn on the water as hot as I can stand it and then stay in the shower for way too long. Even though it feels so warm and wonderful it will dry out my skin even more. It’s best to take just a warm shower instead of a hot one and keep showers short. Also, don’t forget to moisturize as soon as you get out of the shower. This will help you lock in the most moisture.
For Your Hair
1. Use a Humidifier
Adding a humidifier is a super simple way to add moisture back into the typically dry winter air and help keep static at bay. I suggest using it in the bedroom to maximize the benefits while you’re sleeping and getting ready for your day to help eliminate static in your hair.
2. Static Guard Spray
You can also try static guard spray on your combs and brushes to help keep static in your hair to a minimum. If all else fails just take a dryer sheet and gently rub it over your hair. This will help tame all those little flyaway strands plus it will make your hair smell good too.