Below are a couple of steps and tips to help keep your skin radiant and glowing during these harsh dry winter months.
Experts say it is a good idea to switch to a soap-free, non-foaming cleanser during the winter months. Theses cleansers tend to strip away the layer that protects your skin from drying out. Try using a gel or cream cleanser.
Using a toner isn’t necessary but definitely, a good step to add to your daily routine. Apply a toner to restore your skin’s pH after cleansing. It also removes any last traces of dirt, makeup, and oil.
Before applying your moisturizer try using a serum! I know you are probably thinking “why use a serum when I already use a moisturizer?” But in fact serums and moisturizers work great together. The active ingredients in a serum penetrate deep into your skin faster.
Final step! After applying your serum and allowing it to absorb within your skin apply a moisturizer to lock it in!
Drink lots of water! The dry winter air contributes to making your skin dehydrated. Your skin like other organs needs water to function correctly. It is recommended that you increase your water intake during the winter months.
Exfoliate twice a week
By gently exfoliating it helps get rid of the dull skin cells leaving your complexion soft and smooth. It also stimulates a healthy cell renewal giving skin a youthful, glowing appearance.
Moisturizing mask once or twice a week
Benefits of using a mask: increases hydration bring moisture to dry skin, refines pores, and firms skin.
Don’t forget about your lips!
Chapped lips are not cute, make sure always to have a lip balm handy!