The thought of rough, dry skin is already making my skin crawl. The dry, cold, and windy winter weather here in Colorado is the absolute worst for anyone’s skin. I don’t want to spend my winters avoiding the great outdoors– that’s why when the cold months comes around I go on the offensive against dry skin. I created a perfect regimen that leaves my skin looking like I just stepped out of the spa — even though I really spent the day at the slopes.
Drink more water. No, really.
During the fall I let my water habits slip and I just don’t get enough water. Winter is the perfect time to change my habits and it can be for you too. Our bodies need, wait read that again NEED 64 ounces of water, every day. Simple hydration makes a world of difference when it comes to taking care of your body. Drink a full glass of water before every meal, first thing in the morning and right before bed.
Tip — Make sure you measure your intake, 64 ounces is half a gallon and it’s a lot more water than most people think!
If you are what you eat, try to be a fruit!
While my mom may have said that just to stop me from only eating cookies during grade school, I found that winter is no time to switch from fresh fruit to comfort food. Make sure you eat plenty of fruits and vegetables this winter season and supplement with great vitamins and nutrients– to keep your skin looking great be sure to get lots of vitamin C.
Tip — Some great new super foods to try are: Coconuts, Avocado, Mangoes, Blueberries, Pumpkin, and Walnuts
Choose the right products and hydrate your skin.
Skin care goes beyond just lotion. Stop by your local esthetician and stock up on new skin products. Your professional will be able to recommend a great sunscreen (Yes! You still need sunscreen in the winter), exfoliating, and hydrating mask. Or visit Skin Cleaners at our Westminster, CO location to demonstrate and show you how the products need to be used. Your skin will feel revitalized in weeks and may feel better than it did during the summer!
Tip — Choose products with great ingredients like Hyaluronic Acid, Aloe, Bark Extracts, and Vitamin E; these ingredients work with your skin to give you a radiant glow.
Now go wash up, you dirty girl!
While protecting your skin is key, you still need to remove all the buildup before you rest for the night. Use a gentle skin cleanser recommended by your esthetician for your skin type. Also, remember when you exfoliate to follow the instructions and don’t overdo it. Removing too much will cause cold weather to damage your skin. Then use a humidifier at night to combat the dry air in Colorado, this will give your skin some rest time while you sleep.
Tip — Avoid soaps with harsh ingredients, you don’t want to erase all that work do you?