6 Tips for Winter Skin Care

winter-skin-care-tips1Even if taking care of your skin is a top priority, as the winter months approach, your delicate skin can get pretty roughed up. Colder temps mean less efficient blood circulation, which can leave your face feeling dry and looking dull. Here are some tips for small changes you can make in your every day routine that will leave your skin supple and looking fresh.

Hydrate. Hydration is important year round, but especially so during the wintertime, when the constant temperature changes from the outside chill to the warmth of indoors wreak havoc on your skin.

Lip service. Don’t forget about your lips—winter weather can quickly make lips feel dry and chapped. Re-apply your favorite gloss or moisturizing lipstick regularly to provide a protective barrier. Of course we have some favorites, like Dr. Hauschka Lip Balm and Suki Lip Repair Butter, which both protect against rough, dry lips. If you’re looking for a pop of color, try Afterglow’s Lip Love, which comes in six shades and is an ultra-moist lipstick.

Scrub. Exfoliation is great for winter skin—it removes dead, dull skin cells and allows your skin to absorb extra moisture. You don’t want to exfoliate too often, however; once to twice a week should do the trick without over-drying your skin. We love Exuberance Evolution and Trilogy Gentle Facial Exfoliant for your face, and Juice Beauty Green Apple Mousse for your bod.

Moisturize. Moisturizing is an important piece of your skin care routine all year, but in the wintertime, switch to a moisturizer with a rich oil (like avocado or olive oils), for an extra moisture boost. There are some great moisturizers in Beautorium’s Think Pink, Go Green program that are great for winter: Red Flower Icelandic Moonflower Moisturizing Body Lotion and Saaf Organic Super Hydrating Body Balm both have great moisturizing oils.

Temperature. Hot showers feel great when it’s cold, but they also do a great job at drying out your skin. Try knocking the temperature of your showers or baths down a few notches, and don’t soak or shower for too long.

Hands. It’s harder to keep hands moisturized; your skin is thinner there than on other parts of your body. Keep hands from getting dried and itchy with regular applications of your favorite moisturizer. To try: Dr. Hauschka Hand Cream, Trilogy Rose Hand Cream.

Aleigh Acerni

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One Comment

  1. Posted January 24, 2010 at 1:36 pm | Permalink

    nice ways to protect skin beauty. thnks


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