(Honestly, why can’t my skin look like THIS)
It’s obvious (as New York is still recovering from the hurricane) that we’re about to see some harsh weather ahead. Gone are the mild days of early fall and you might be feeling tighter or drier skin as it starts to acclimate to the colder weather. Well, have no fear because we’ve got a few simple cold weather skincare tips that will help keep your skin feeling nourished and you looking gorgeous, even if its frightful outside.
1. Stay hydrated. Good skin comes from the inside out so remember to stay hydrated throughout the season. While you might be tempted to load up on the seasonal lattes, hot chocolate and various hot boozy beverages, too much caffeine, sugar and alcohol can cause dehydration. Instead, make sure to keep sipping that water or try an herbal tea and drink the festive stuff in moderation.
2. Exfoliate. Winter usually means dry clean and dull complexion so it’s extra important to exfoliate to clear pores of dead cells and promote cell turnover. However, be sure to look for a gentle exfoliator that won’t strip your skin of its natural moisture or irritate it with harsh ingredients. We love Simple’s Smoothing Facial Scrub because it’s packed with Vitamins B5 and E that help moisturize even while the rice granules gently exfoliate and brighten.
3. Use a Night Cream. While most of the time we can get away with just moisturizing in the mornings, during the winter we feel the need to give our skin an extra boost and protection during the night as well, especially since artificial heat can be very drying. Simple’s Vita Vitamin Night Cream is great because it contains three moisture boosting ingredients: glycerin for hydration, borage oil to help soften skin, and bisabolol to sooth and calm the skin. And because it’s so gentle, you can use it nightly even if you have temperamental skin.
4. Don’t forget the SPF. Just because the sun isn’t out for as long doesn’t mean that UV rays are any less harmful. Make sure that you keep applying a broad spectrum SPF (with both UVA and UVB protection) with your moisturizer to keep yourself protected from premature aging, lines, wrinkles, and discoloration.
What do you do to say glowing in the winter?
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