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Winter Skincare - How to Do It Right


5 Tips to Follow in the Winter Months

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Here are five important, effective tips for keeping skin smooth, healthy, and hydrated during the winter months.
  1. Drink Lots of Water

You probably drank lots of water during the Summer months. However, it’s equally important to remember during the Winter. Start from within! Stay hydrated and dry so skin will retain more moisture. Plus, you’ll have more energy and be able to fight off infection more effectively. There’s a reason why health professionals tell you to drink more fluids.

Fruits and vegetables also contain a lot of H2o! Therefore, make sure your diet includes lots of organic produce. Consider shopping seasonally for increased health benefits and environmental sustainability. Your skin (and the planet) will thank you!

  1. Switch to a Heavy Duty Moisturizer

A change in weather also means a change in your skincare routine. Switch to a heavier moisturizer and consider washing your face with an organic oil (like almond or coconut) in order to avoid stripping the skin of its natural oils.

  1. Limit Your Time in Hot Water

I realize that this seems counter-intuitive. However, spending too much time in hot water can be incredibly drying for your skin. It’s tempting to do because it’s so cold outside! How are you supposed to stay warm? One technique I use is washing my hair in warm water and then shaving my legs on the side of the tub. I wrap myself in a warm towel and take my time, limiting the use of hot water, and making sure my skin stays moisturized.

Once you’re out of the tub and/or shower, apply oil while the skin is still wet. This will lock in moisture and keep legs feeling smooth. My favorite is the jojoba oil from Trader Joe’s! Inexpensive and effective!

  1. Use Proper Protection

Scarves, hats, gloves… these items are important for keeping your skin protected from the elements. Remember, it isn't just about the skin on your face, but it's also about your hands, neck, and even your ears! Some people are sensitive to fabrics like wool, so be sure to test run a particular fabric before making any kind of financial investment!

  1. Listen to Your Body

There is no one-size-fits-all answer when it comes to skincare. Beauty is a holistic experience. As such, it’s important to listen to your body’s needs. Are you flaking around your nose and forehead? Perhaps you need to switch to a gentler cleanser and find a more powerful moisturizer. Are you breaking out despite the harsh elements, maybe you need to incorporate more salicylic acid into your beauty regimen.

Often times, stress, lack of sleep, and a poor diet will wreak havoc on your skin. If you are feeling lots of Wintertime anxiety, make sure you’re getting proper rest and adequate exercise. Meditate, take a walk, or even a nap! Your skin will look better and it will elevate your mood! Promise.

Do you have any Wintertime skin care tips? Leave your comments in the section below!

GUEST AUTHOR: Cassie Brewer is a beauty and women’s health journalist. She occasionally contributes to the blog of Bellezza Spa and has enjoyed writing for The Holistic Diva. She encourages you to check out the rest of their great content! 


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