As the seasons change, you might find your skin is having trouble adapting. Here are our favorite tips for making the best of it:
Change Your Moisturizer Routine: Are you waking up feeling like a prune? Colder weather means drier air and you might need to up the ante on your face moisturizer routine. Using a serum? Switch to using it twice a day or to a salve at night. Using a salve? Try using it in the morning and at night.
Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate! In addition to drier skin, winter also brings along nasty viruses and the flu. While we understand the urge to head straight for the coffee, trying reaching for a glass of water first thing each morning instead to help re-hydrate your skin and flush toxins from your body. Water too boring? Add a bit of lemon juice.
Get to Know Body Oil: Adding a body oil to your post-shower regimen can lock in moisture all day and banish crocodile skin. As tempting as it is to stand in a hot shower (guilty as charged here!), try to keep water more tepid to avoid stripping your skin of its vital natural oils.
Don't Forget Your Hair! Cold,dry air is tough on your tresses. Protect longer strands by tucking them under a cap as the weather changes. Use a hair treatment to repair damaged strands.
- Honey: When your skin is going beserk and nothing seems to be working, turn to our favorite standby: a raw honey mask. Naturally antibatcterial, raw honey is anti-inflammatory, moisturizing and soothing for your skin. Smear on a tablespoon or so and let sit at least 20 minutes. Wash off with a wet washcloth.