With the onset of fall and winter, we bid a fond farewell to summer. It’s more important than ever to make sure your skin is cared for properly.
Here are a few tips to get you well on your way to soft dewy skin for your special day!
During the winter, the environment is constantly challenging the skin’s ability to maintain its moisture and stay soft. All skin care experts tout that the wintertime is the perfect time to rejuvenate the skin.
Sunscreen All Year is a Must:
All the skin care experts strongly advise that you wear sunscreen all year long. Statistics say that less than 20 percent of Americans wear sunscreen all year round. It’s hard for people to think about applying sunscreen when it’s snowing and 25 degrees outside. However, it is a fact that the sun shines 12 months of the year. . Protect your skin by wearing a sunscreen!
Skin has an important rule for winter: you need to exfoliate every few days with a loofah or body scrub. It’s important to get rid of the skin of dead dry skin cells and this can be done through exfoliation. Salt and sugar scrubs for the body smooth away rough spots. Gentle cream defoliants and non abrasive scrubs containing natural exfoliating properties are great for the face. For dry rough winter skin it’s important to use a mild exfoliant . There is another alternative to using scrubs and it is just as effective. You can also use an enzyme mask, which digests dead skin cells.
Moisturize. Moisturize. Moisturize. With the dry environment inside and the cold air outside your skin needs lots of moisture.
Depending on your skin type, there are many moisturizers on the market that will work for you. I am a fan of moisturizers with natural oils such as jojoba, sweet almond and wheat germ which have moisturizers and conditioning properties, not occlusive properties that can create barriers and clog the pores. Body butters are great thick rich creams that absorb quickly and combat dry winter skin.
Water Weighs in as a Winner:
Water is important for your skin. Even though, during the winter months you don’t feel as thirsty your body still needs an ample supply of water. You need to make sure you drink plenty of water.
Get your beauty sleep. Your body needs to relax and be stress free especially before your big day! Resting aids in the skin cells oxygen process for cell regeneration.
And lastly don’t forget about your lips. Chapped lips can be painful and annoying. Use a moisturizing balm that is made with shea butter or olive oil that enhances protection without any wax.
Arm yourself with a good skin care regimen, good skin care products and a good positive mental attitude and you’re on your way to soft, healthy, and glowing skin.