With the winter months comes stress on your skin. Not only is the outside air sharp and cold, but the inside heating can also wreck havoc on your skin. Some people are lucky enough to fly south for the winter, unfortunately I'm not one of them! For many people the winter months bring, not only rosy red cheeks but dry flaky skin to the hands, face and feet. For some it is more than just flaky and tight skin, it can also turn into eczema.
Check out my tips for keeping your skin hydrated and soft during these months.
I know everyone says it, but it seriously is the best thing for you and your skin. If you find drinking the 8 cups a day kind of boring, try getting a Soda Stream. Its something about the fizzy bubbles that makes water taste so good.
Finding the perfect skin regimen is so important for your skin. The winter months generally require using a night time moisturizer that is oil based rather than water based. The oil creates a protective layer that retains more moisture than a standard cream or lotion. Look for products that contain sorbital (found in redefine overnight restorative cream) as they attract moisture to the skin.
Sunscreen is not only for the summer months, it has great benefits for the winter season too. Not only protecting you from the winter sun and snow glare it has moisturizing benefits as well. Be sure to lather on if you are heading out side.
Protecting your lips
Using Rodan and Fields lip serum on the your lips at night will help not only with dryness and cracking but it also has aging benefits too. It is packed with peptides and antioxidants.
Serums tend to be runnier than a cream or lotion, they absorb faster and go deeper into the skin. They treat dehydration, reduce fine lines and soothe redness or inflammation.
Not only does exfoliating improve texture and rids of dead skin cells, it can also brighten dull winter skin. It will leave your skin feeling soft, silky and smooth. The microdermabrasion paste is one of Rodan and Fields most popular products. It contains sugar and salt crystals to polish the skin and unlike some scrubs that contain oils, it has a silicone base. This helps the paste glide along your face without leaving an oily residue. The awesome thing is you can customize it to your skin, if you have a more sensitive skin you can add water to create a gentle exfoliation. If your skin is stubborn and dry, use this on dry skin and massage it in. You can even use it on knees, feet and elbows.
Ban super hot baths.
Laying in a super hot bath that is almost too hot to be in, is one of my favorite things to do. Unfortunately it is a big no no. The intensity of the heat breaks down the liquid barriers of your skin which leads to moisture loss. Having a lukewarm bath with baking soda can relieve skin that has become dry and itchy.