The 5 Best Ways to Prep Your Skin for Winter
When you hear “winter is coming?”, what do you think of first? Snow-covered mountain roads? Lovely ski weekends? The Starks? Or the perpetual challenge of keeping your skin properly moisturized in grey skies and freezing temperatures? Even the most resilient skin suffers from peeling, dryness or dullness during the coldest season. But with the right products and a bit of extra thought, your skin can also glow straight through winter, and save you quite a bit of repair work in the spring.
Here are five fool-proof ways to winter-proof your skin now.
Choose a Moisturizer That Fights Dry Skin
Comfortable, luxurious and very rich: these are the three characteristics that any ideal winter moisturizer will possess. There are also some great solutions that are suitable for both your face and hands, the two areas most heavily effected by dry winter weather.
Recommended product: HELENA RUBINSTEIN Hydra Collagenist
The trick: add a drop of oil to your beauty routine. For example, Argan or coconut oil are both great. The best solution is to mix a drop or two into your moisturizer or facial mask. Definitely worth trying!
For extra pampering, use a night mask
Night masks are beauty boosters and become even more important when our skin faces moments of extreme stress caused by external aggressors. Our advice is to use a sleeping mask to treat yourselves to a few minutes of “moisturizing” relaxation at the end of the day.
Recommended product: DIOR Hydra Life Jelly Sleeping Mask
If your skin is irritated, take a bath in oatmeal
Grind a cup of oatmeal until it is super fine and pour it into a bath full of hot water. Why oatmeal? It has soothing agent which eases the itchiness that accompanies dry skin. And besides, who would say no to a hot bath in winter?
Use a lip scrub to fight dryness
Soft, moisturized lips in winter: a goal that can be reached thanks to scrubs. You can make your own scrub at home easily by mixing sugar and honey. Spread the mixture you create onto your lips and massage for about 10 seconds. Alternately, try Frankbody Lip scrup.
Use an illuminator to counter dull skin
If it is in liquid form, that’s even better – you can add it to your foundation for a glowing finish. Say goodbye to dull skin that has no glow!
Recommended product: Marc Jacobs Beauty Dew Drops Coconut Illuminating Gel.