Monday, January 30, 2017:
Defending Against Dry Winter Skin
But what I AM thrilled about is the fact that I have a fool proof plan to avoid serious winter dry out. Do you want to restore your skin's luminosity??
Ready, set, winterize:
1. Hydrate. Hydrate. Hydrate.
Hydrating from the inside out is essential during the cold and dry winter months. I am either carrying a water bottle or hot green tea at all times! Not only will this help your skin stay healthy and hydrated, it will also help flush out impurities that can cause congestion and build up on the skin's surface. Want to hydrate in style- I LOVE this S'Well bottle! It's so pretty!
2. Commit to Your Skincare Ritual
Winter is not the time to put your skincare ritual on hold. Daily skincare coupled with weekly treatments are crucial in keeping your glow! Always opt for a creamy cleanser (other cleansers can dry out your skin, doing more damage). My preference is for the Purity of Elements Daily Detox Exfoliating Cleanser. Why is this one so great- not only is it a creamy, hydrating cleanser that won't strip your skin, it is also infused with micro exfoliating scrubbers to gently slough away dead skin (which has a tendency to build up over the winter). This daily exfoliation helps prime your skin for your concentrated, repairing serums.
3. Treat Skin to Restore Radiance
Serums are taking the beauty world by storm- make sure you pick the right one! For me, the loss of luster is the number one problem I face. When my skin gets dry it becomes dull and the luminosity slips away. Use Radiance Face Serum morning and night (and add as needed throughout the day) to restore balance and luminosity to your skin. This serum is infused with a patented Copper 5 Complex- created with actual Copper minerals. We know Copper is essential for the health of our body and Purity of Elements has added this to their antioxidant rich blend. 90% of women in a consumer survey agreed to seeing an improvement in their skin's texture after one use. Read that last sentence again and tell me it isn't worth giving it a try.
4. Layer on the Moisturizer
Another trend that I love- double moisturizing. It's super easy and exactly what it sounds like. Add two layers of your most hydrating moisturizer (over your serum). In between layers I might brush my teeth just to allow the first layer to absorb a bit. Then I go ahead and add another layer on to really lock in the moisture. This is the perfect buffer to combat the dry heat that's cranking in our homes right now.
And there is it- this is my ritual to combat winter skin! Have anything else you'd add? Share it in the comments!