Winter can be harsh on our skin and it's not always easy to keep it looking healthy. But if you want to have glowing skin for through all seasons, follow these tips!
1. Drink water regularly
Think of your skin like a plant, if you water it well you'll create something beautiful that flourishes. And if you leave it dehydrated it will get dry and flaky.
2. Get scrubbing
All that dry skin is hiding your fresh underlying and trapping dirt. Use a good scrub a couple times a week to help. Some scrubbers, like the Konjac sponge, already have the ingredients inside, all you have to do is add water!
3. Get more sleep
Not getting enough sleep doesn't only zap your energy, but your skin suffers too. Try for at least eight hours of sleep a night for your best skin.
4. Moisturize with day and night creams
If you're using a body lotion for your face, stop. Different moisturizers have different properties and for your face, you want something gentle that caters to that skin. Specific day and night creams mean you're getting the specific hydration you need. Babor is a fantastic line for these!
5. Eat colourful/skip brown and bland
Have you ever noticed that junk food tends to be the same fried tan colour? Colourful food is often better food. Eat the rainbow! And we don't mean Skittles... Snack on colourful veggies and fruit to help hydrate and nurture your skin.
6. Take off makeup before bed with remover
Sometimes it can be tempting to fall into bed with full makeup, but always be sure to remove it. And not with soap and water. Makeup removers have specific elements in them designed to remove makeup and nourish the skin. Soap and water can be harsh and may not be strong enough, so you end up scrubbing and damaging the skin more than helping it. Try a great natural and organic brand like Whish's Cleansing Oil.
7. Regular exercise
Exercise releases endorphins that not only heal your body from the inside out but make you feel better too. The natural mood booster of exercise is great for your skin too. But make sure to wash your face and moisturize right after to avoid sweat and dirt sinking into your pores.
8. Use lip balm
Your lips are so vulnerable during the cold months and protecting them is as important as protecting the rest of your skin. Use a natural balm like Friggin Lip Balm's 100% natural formula made right here in Canada
9. Use make-up with SPF or apply sunscreen often
The sun feels wonderful on our skin but isn't the best for it. The harmful rays can create sun spots, dry out the skin, and in extreme cases, lead to cancerous moles. Protect your skin with SPF rich make-up moisturizers and straight sunscreen when necessary.
Give yourself a break! Don't let the go-go-go mentality of everyday life add unnecessary stress. Take time for yourself and do something you love. Or get a massage or spa treatment to help keep calm. Doing a little something to destress regularly will help your skin and your mind.
PS If you're looking for great skin care products you can always come take a look at what we have in store. We carry Whish, Babor, Friggin Lip Balm, Konjac sponges and more! And booking a massage is a great way to relax after a hectic holiday.