Winter Skin

This post will definitely be unlike my other posts, I wanted to switch it up a bit. So here is a skin care blog post that you might benefit from. Fall & Winter are my favourite seasons, but the only thing about them that I dislike is my issue with dry and flaky skin. I’m sure that most of us suffer from this and it can get annoying when you want to apply make up for events and dinners or just not have dull and flaky skin.

So I decided to just discuss what I do to keep my skin looking fresh and healthy. Here are some tips that are pretty basic but work wonders, so here they are:

1. Drink Water. This is one of the things that people forget to do. It gets cold, we think that we don’t need to drink water.It is important that you continue to drink your 8 glasses of water each day. This really helps keep your skin looking nice and fresh. Plus it is important to keep your internal systems functioning. If you get bored of drinking water, I’d recommend drinking green tea which is also great for you and helps keep you warm.

2. Exfoliate. Every morning when I Shower, I exfoliate my whole body and I also use a face exfoliator for my face. I usually use an exfoliation pad or body scrub on my body.This helps not only with removing dry and dead skin off your body but it also helps with circulation of blood. I tend to use Olay for my face every other day, Cliniques’ mild facial soap every day on an exfoliation pad or my Biotherm milk lotion. (I tend to use Biotherm mostly in the Summer). On my body, I use the Bath & Body Works Honey Lavender Body scrub and body wash. It is such a lovely smell and the scrub works wonders and this one doesn’t irritate my skin like most scented scrubs! Of course, you can use your favourite products. Another thing I do is exfoliate my lips. My lips are always dry so exfoliating them with a sugar scrub keeps them nice and plump. There are many products for this–I usually use Lush bubble gum sugar lip scrub but it can get pricey so I have opted for a much cheaper version and I use the Elf lip exfoliator. It works wonders and saves me a couple of bucks.

3.Moisturize. So right after I step out of the shower, I pat myself dry and grab my Palmers cocoa butter skin therapy oil, Clinique moisturizer and my argan Oil Lotion. I mix my argan oil lotion with the cocoa butter oil and put that all over my body and then use my face moisturizer and the cocoa butter oil on my face. I’ve heard it can be iffy putting oils on your face but I find that once I do, my face loves it. I always put on vaseline on my lips and that keeps them from drying up. Finding a lotion that is perfect for you is always fun. I always carry lotions because I do tend to dry up once I step outside. A bonus is that it keeps my face nice and helps my make up looking great!

4.Eat Healthy. Keeping a nicely balanced diet is also important. I suffer from cystic acne and terribly eczema but eating great and maintaining a skin routine allows me to keep that in check. Plus you feel great during the holidays.

5.Work out. Yes, It’s the holidays and you don’t feel like doing anything else but going to parties, shopping and indulging in those delicious sweets. Working out = healthy skin. By sweating, you are removing bacteria and toxins that are harmful to your body. Plus who doesn’t like that glowing face after a work out. Well, to be honest I look like a red tomato after I work out but my skin feels so good right after.

My Winter Essentials
My Winter Essentials

Although, it sounds pretty basic, we tend to forget the basics. It is important to have a good foundation before moving forward. I dislike it when my make up looks icky because I have dry, flaky skin. So I try to follow this routine every day and I can always see a difference. I also switch up my products depending on the season because our bodies might work a little bit different in the summer than it does in the winter. Anyways, I hope you liked this blog post.

Let me know your skin care routines!



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