Ditch Your Dry Skin! Easy Moisturizing Tips.
The transition from autumn to winter is always one that needs special care – the weather is changing and so is our skin! It’s time to make way for some extra time in our daily routine for some skin TLC…
Shower. Exfoliate. Moisturize
Harsh weather can really take its toll on our bodies – and with hot showers and cosy nights in becoming more and more appealing, our skin sets alarm bells ringing. Heat causes skin to dry out rapidly – so we need products that repair lost moisture.
Exfoliating scrubs can help to cleanse dead skins cells and make way for an intense body moisturizer that can really stay put. Simply apply in a circular motion, paying special attention to tough areas like elbows and knees. Rinse off using warm water rather than hot, as the best way to close pores is with freezing cold if you’re feeling brave!
Towel dry your skin in a patting motion and then apply a body butter or intense hydration moisturizer – products containing vitamin E and Shea butter are ideal. Moisturizing daily is the best way to avoid cellulite and improve uneven lumps and bumps. Hand and foot creams should be applied at least once a week for optimum smoothness – just apply in the evenings while watching your favorite TV show and let them soak in well before bed.
From striking sunrays to bitter winds, our skin is arguably the most vulnerable when it comes to facing the elements. It needs constant protection and cleansing to keep out chemicals we don’t even realize are in the air – and red noses are something we definitely don’t want trending this season!
Take care to cleanse and tone thoroughly – micellar water is huge right now. Follow up with a moisturizer that contains Aloe Vera – it’s like drinking a big glass of water with your face!
So your make up is off, the heating is turned down and you’re about to get into bed…let’s stop right there! Night creams and overnight masks can really make your skin go that extra mile. Minimal effort – just slap on and sleep! You’ll thank yourself in the morning…
Hydrated inside out
The biggest rule for maintaining the moisture not just through products is also through natural resources. Water is an integral part of daily life and we lost it constantly through our eating and drinking habits. Get through the day in the best possible way by drinking 1.5-2 liters of water – whether that is on its own or through juice or smoothies. When exercising, it’s vital to increase your fluid intake as sweating also causes for hydration loss, and yes, that means before, during and after exercise!
Vitamins and supplements are another way to ensure a glowing complexion – the best thing? It’s 5 seconds of your time and a long-lasting, healthy result! Just take one every morning with your breakfast and you’re good to go!
So what are you waiting for? Drive away those dry skin devils by mastering the moisture multi-task!