he cold weather is officially here and that means it is time to change up your skincare routine. With these winter skincare hacks, your skin will be loving you and the weather in no time.
The key to healthy skin is hydration
From summer to winter, drinking water is the best way to care for your skin. Mayo Clinic suggests drinking at least 64oz of water a day and even more if you are busy dancing. In the winter, it can be especially difficult to get enough water. Inspire yourself to drink more water by investing in a new water bottle or infusing it with fruit. Drinking tea is also another great way to up your water intake.
Exfoliate at least once a week
Exfoliating helps promote new skin growth and also prevents pores from getting clogged. In the winter, your skin may dry out even more due to the low humidity. Exfoliating will help keep your skin smooth.
Pro-tip: Look for exfoliants with natural ingredients and stay away from exfoliants with micro beads which cause pollution. Our favorite is St. Ives Apricot Scrub.
Remove your Makeup with Coconut Oil
Many beauty gurus swear by using coconut oil to remove your makeup. Not only is it affordable, but also it moisturizes while cleansing. Coconut oil can also be added into your lotion to up the moisturizing properties.
Use makeup with moisturizers
Changing your makeup can also help keep your face looking dewy and fresh. Look for a foundation and a BB cream with moisturizing properties. We love Too Faced Peach Perfect Foundation.
Shower with Lukewarm Water
Who doesn’t love a warm bath on a snowy winter evening? Unfortunately, hot baths and showers can dry out your skin even more. Showering with lukewarm water will not only help your water bill, but also it helps to keep moisture locked in.
Condition after you shower
Moisturizing after your shower is key to guaranteeing happy and healthy skin during the winter. Instead of a typical lotion, look for a body butter or shea cream.
Pro-tip: Have super dry hands?
Lather up your hands with shea cream or vaseline and put them inside a pair of socks and head to bed. In the morning, your hands will be hydrated and smooth.
Invest in a humidifier
Perhaps the greatest invention for the winter season is a humidifier. Humidifiers help force moisture into the air creating a more habitable environment for your skin. Even a diffuser on your nightstand will do wonders for the health of your skin.
Pro-tip: If you travel a lot, get a portable humidifier to put in your hotel room which tends to be dry. Look at how cute these USB portable humidifiers are!