With all the festivities, family gatherings, and friends coming to town, the holiday season is a great time to get your glow on. It’s also a great time to take care of your skin as winter rolls in. Colder and drier climates can be harsh on your skin, but following the right skin care routine will help you keep your skin healthy and glowing.
Here are a few tips to care for your skin and capture your holiday glow this season.
We all like to indulge a little during the holidays, but making a few changes to your holiday diet can help keep your skin looking healthy and radiant. Avoid eating too many foods that are sugary and starchy as these may cause an inflammatory response in your body and your skin. Instead, look for foods with vitamins A, C, and E, which can help improve skin health. Foods with omega-3 fatty acids, like fish and certain nuts, can help preserve your skin’s lipid barrier and moisture. And foods that contain zinc, like spinach, raspberries, and turkey, can help reduce inflammation and bacteria production in your skin.
Unfortunately, we’re not talking about your peppermint hot cocoa and spiced apple cider. Drinking plenty of water to keep yourself hydrated is always essential and a key aspect of winter skin care. Dehydrated skin can look dull, and fine lines and wrinkles may be more visible. It is recommended that you drink at least 64 ounces of water a day to help keep your body healthy and your skin hydrated.
Humidify your environment
Chances are you have the heaters in your office and your house on full blast in the winter, which means warm, comfy—and dry—heat. While it’s great for the cold weather, dry heat can draw moisture from your skin. Using a humidifier will put some moisture back in the air and help protect your skin from drying out.
Start with clean skin
A good, gentle cleanser is an important first step in your skin care routine. Choose a soap-free, pH-balanced cleanser with nourishing ingredients that won’t strip your skin of its natural oils.
Don’t skip the toner
A quality skin toner can help exfoliate your skin, removing dull cells and environmental pollutants to restore your skin’s natural brightness and radiance. Plus, exfoliating can prepare your skin to absorb moisturizer better.
Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize!
Applying a moisturizer each morning after you have washed your face can help keep your skin healthy and glowing throughout the winter months. And, remember to reapply moisturizer at bed time so that your skin feels soft and smooth around the clock. With the winter conditions, choose richer moisturizers to deeply hydrate and soften your skin.
Don’t forget about SPF
Even though the clouds are out, you still need to protect your skin from the UV rays of the sun. It’s important to use a product with at least SPF 30 and reapply periodically. Dermatologists recommend a broad spectrum sunscreen for protection against both UVA and UVB rays. Luckily, some moisturizers or BB creams contain sunscreen. Click here to learn more about the benefits of SPF.
Save time with BB cream
With an all-in-one product, you can save time during the busy holiday season. BB creams not only help moisturize your skin but can even and correct skin tone for flawless, glowing skin. Look for a BB cream that comes in a choice of shades so you can blend your perfect match.
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