Winter is taking a beating on my skin this year. The temperature has been lower then normal, so that means we have the heat going hard in the house. As cozy as this heat might feel, it is unfortunately not very good for you skin. It will suck out all of its moisture. I even started to break out because my skin was so dry it was producing extra oils to try to hydrate itself. Today I am sharing with you all my winter skincare secrets to help keep your skin healthy and hydrated all winter long.
If you read my updated skincare post from a few weeks ago then you probably already know my favorite moisturizers. I swear by the Clinique Moisture Surge, it does exactly what it is called. It is a gel moisturizer so you can pile on as much as you want/need with out clogging up your pores. It also makes for a great base under your makeup. For my body I always lotion up after I take a shower in the evening, I apply this lotion all over my body, and again in the morning before I get dressed.
Masks are a great way to instantly give your skin the hydration it needs. Moisturizing daily is important but sometimes you skin just needs a little something extra. I love the GlamGlow Thirstymud hydrating treatment, you can lather on as much or as little as you like in the evening and let it soak in all night while you sleep. It smells so good, and you wake up with soft hydrated skin. Another mask I enjoy in the winter is the rose sheet mask. To be honest I originally purchased it because I am a lover of all things roses. But I quickly fell in love with how the mask made my skin feel and look. I typically will put it on and take a nice bath, and then any access serum left I just rub into my skin.
Even your hair suffers from the cold weather, and dry heat from being inside. I have been loving this hair oil, I just put one pump in my hand and then work it into the ends of my wet hair before blow drying. It helps my hair look sleek and smooth, and also helps prevent split ends.
As important as moisturizing your body is, if you don’t exfoliate first you are not getting the full benefits. I use this scrub on my legs and arms to help remove dead skin and also there is oil in the scrub to help leave my skin feeling hydrated.
I use a lot of natural or matte full coverage foundations, so it is important that my skin in well hydrated before applying so make makeup doesn’t look patchy or dry. In the winter this is my go to primer to use so my makeup will go on smooth and natural looking.
My lips easily get irritated in the winter. One time in high school they got chapped so badly I had to go to the dermatologist and get a round of steroids, not fun. But from the experience I have learned the best way to keep your lips soft and hydrated. I exfoliate my lips every other day with this lip scrub. This is the lip balm I swear by, it is all I will use.