The harsh winter air can cause your skin to look dull and lackluster. It is important to give your skin that boost it needs to look restored and revived. Vitamin C goes along way year round; however, it is especially important to apply Vitamin C during cold winter months. Vitamin C is great for preventing hyperpigmentation and enhancing the skins overall brightness. Apply Vitamin C as soon as you get out of the shower while your skin is still damp so that the product fully absorbs into the skin.
Also, it is especially important to hydrate the skin with thick creamy moisturizers. Moisturizers that contain hyaluronic acid are also great for the skin. Hyaluronic acid has many skin benefits such as reducing fine lines and wrinkles. Hyaluronic acid also helps dehydrated skin because it aids in replenishing a lot of the lost moisture. It is just as important to hydrate on the outside as it is to hydrate on the inside. Drink plenty of water throughout the day to stay hydrated. During the colder months we often forget to consume as much water as the warmer months, but it is just as important.
Continue to exfoliate regularly to eliminate dry flaky skin. You should be exfoliating at least 2-3 times a week with a warm washcloth or a facial brush. Throughout the day your skin encounters a lot of pollutants and bacteria. Overtime this debris can build up on your skin if you aren’t exfoliating consistently and cause you breakout. Proper exfoliation gets rid of the barrier of dead skin cells that clog the skin and reveals new cells below. This allows for moisturizing products to penetrate deeply into the skin, which in turn makes them more effective. In the long run, a regular exfoliating routine will leave your skin looking fresh and healthy.
An easy way to give your skin a boost is to apply some powder or liquid illuminator. Apply some product on your cheeks where the sun would normally hit your skin such as your cheekbones and nose. Choose a product that is mineral based as it is more natural and better for your skin. Lastly, and most importantly continue applying SPF consistently. Despite the fact that it is starting to get colder, UV rays can still penetrate through clouds. Additionally, cold weather tends to remove sunscreen faster. The harsh weather erodes the sunscreen and by the end of the day you don’t have much left. Therefore, you must apply consistently throughout the day. It is important to note that skin cancer is also possible during cold winter months, so it is important that you take care of your skin properly.