Winter is not the season to get lazy with your skincare routine. The crisp air can wreck havoc on your skin, leaving it dull and dry without little warning. The colder temperatures can even cause severe eczema and psoriasis. For National Winter Skin Relief Day, here are some helpful tips for keeping your skin happy and healthy during the chillier months!
1. Use Lukewarm Water
If you’re anything like me, you practically scold yourself in the shower. But hot water isn’t beneficial for maintaining moisture and actually dries out your skin very quickly. Even if you position your shower handle to the depths of hell for shower temperature, use lukewarm water for washing your face.
2. Stay Hydrated
The best way to keep your skin hydrated is by none other than water. Even if you aren’t thirty, drink water and then drink more water. I’ve found I am more motivated to drink water if I’m drinking it from a cute bottle like the Bkr Glass Water Bottle. So lay off the caffeine and increase the H2O. I should take my own advice, I know.
3. Use a Daily Moisturizer
I fell in love with the Osmosis Quench Intense Hydrator during a recent facial visit at Lorena Luca Spa. Find a moisturizer that works well with your skin type and then use it twice a day – morning and evening. Moisturizing your face will help you to look and feel younger while keeping your skin hydrated and softer.
4. Soothe Your Skin with a Toner
After cleansing your skin, your first layer of defense should be a soothing skin toner. I highly recommend the Elemis Soothing Apricot Toner. It is free of alcohol and harsh detergents but effectively tones the skin and maintains pH levels. Using a toner will prepare your skin to lock in the moisture and hydration provided by your daily moisturizer.
5. Night Recovery
The best time to restore moisture and protect your skin from winter’s brutality is to apply a cream-based oil before bedtime. The Elemis Peptide4 Night Recovery Cream-Oil is made up of four amino acids that leave your skin looking refreshed and replenished.