5 Ways to Achieve the Perfect Winter Glow
Ah yes, winter. The season of joy, love, coziness, and… dry skin? While the cold can feel wonderful in many ways, it can also wreak havoc on our skin, leaving it feeling dry, flaky, and just generally unhappy. Fret not, we’re here to help you out with 5 really easy-to-follow winter hacks that will leave you with the perfect glow. Read on to find out!
1. Turn down the heat in the shower
While steaming hot showers feel wonderful to combat the nippy air around you, they aren’t really doing any favours to your skin. When exposed to hot water, your skin can end up feeling dry, tight, and super raw (ouch!). A really easy way to bring a change in how your skin feels through the cold days is to reduce the temperature of your shower to lukewarm, so it doesn’t dry out easily, and you can still enjoy some warmth!
2. Moisturize at the right time
The perfect way to allow your skin to soak in all the goodness and hydration that your moisturizer can provide, is to time it right! Right after you have cleansed your face, don’t wait for your skin to completely dry up before you apply your moisturizer. Instead, apply it on your skin while it’s still damp, so that you know your skin is taking in all the moisture, nourishment, and hydration it can get! Each skin type has different needs, pick moisturizers that suit you best.
3. Your lips need love too
Yes, exfoliating your face and body is a must, but did you know your lips need to be protected too? During the winter, your lips can get very dry, chapped, and loaded with dead skin cells that make them look dull. The easiest way to get rid of all of that is to use a lip balm that keeps all the dryness away! You can also try DIY lip scrubs and you can follow a scrub with a delicious lip balm to really plump up your beautiful pout!
4. Invest in a good hand cream
Out of all the parts of our body, our hands are the ones that are exposed to the elements the most. Even if it’s not cold enough to actually wear gloves, the nippy winter air can really dry out your hands. The best way to ensure that they stay hydrated and soft is to invest in a good hand cream. Use the cream on your hands whenever they start to feel dry, and they will thank you!
5. Steam your face before applying a face mask
A great way to improve the efficiency of your face masks and increase the hydration your skin receives from them is to have a little at-home steam session for your face before you apply your mask. The steam will ensure that you’re getting every ounce of goodness that the mask can provide, leaving you with perfectly hydrated, glowing skin, all through winter!
So, there you have it! 5 winter beauty tips that will leave your skin feeling healthy, happy, and oh-so-glowy! After all, ‘tis the season to be jolly – for you AND your skin!