Winter Beauty: The Best 5 Skincare Routines

Winter Beauty The Best 5 Skincare Routines

Hello lovelies, how’s everything going? Oh, winter! Snuggling up, cozy nights in, chunky scarves… and switching up your skincare routine. Ever noticed how skin seems to lose all moisture by the time you wake up in the morning? Thanks, central heating! No need to fret, here’s a guide to your perfect winter skincare routine, and some top tips to deal with cold weather (and the dryness and dehydration it can bring!) via

Winter Beauty: The Best 5 Skincare Routines

Here are the best 5 skincare routines:

1. Drink lots of water

This is probably the most important thing you can do for your skin and body in winter. We all know the chilly, windy air in winter dries us out, so it’s important to make sure you stay hydrated on the inside to avoid dry and chapped skin. When you don’t drink enough water and you become dehydrated, your skin suffers.

The recommended amount of water to drink daily is two liters – something you should aim for every day. via

2. Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize

It’s no secret your skin needs a moisture boost when humidity drops. Every dermatologist we (the spoke to stressed the importance of moisturizing as the seasons change, but they all had a slightly different way of doing so.

“I prefer ceramide-based products because this fatty acid is essential to our skin barrier and function,” Dr. Robinson says. She uses SkinBetter Hydration Boosting Cream to help lock in much-needed moisture. And Dr. Jaliman loves CeraVe Daily Moisturizing Lotion because it contains both ceramides and hyaluronic acid, which plumps skin to fight dryness.

Sheet masks allow rejuvenating ingredients to really soak into the skin, Dr. Jaliman says, which is why she puts one on right when she hops out of the shower. Her all-time favorite is Lierac Paris Comfort Mask. “This is good one to try because it contains shea butter, mango butter, and apricot oil,” she says, adding that these three ingredients have high concentrations of nourishing vitamins and fatty acids.

Pro tip: Buy a moisturizing body wash. Dr. Jaliman uses Dove Deep Moisture to save her skin from the stress of washing. While Doris Day, MD, director of Day Dermatology and Aesthetics, takes it one step further by applying Olay Ultra Moisture with the Clarisonic Mia Smart Cleansing Brush, an electric tool that claims to cleanse six times better than hands alone. “I find that I need less of the wash and am able to spend less time in the shower,” Dr. Day says. via

3. Avoid hot showers

Whether you love your showers hot or not, this is an important time for your skin, especially when the temperature drops. Be sure to avoid water temperatures that are scalding hot (we know some of you like it that way) as this can dry out the skin and leave you worse off.

Also be sure, once you’ve toweled off, to apply a moisture-rich body cream or lotion after you’re done to ensure you’re keeping on top of dry legs and arms. via

4. Be careful with your exfoliation routine

Since we’re entering into a time of year where the skin is creating less oil and can be irritated by the environmental factors – wind, rain, the changing temperature – you want to pay close attention to when your skin is looking a little dull and in need of a scrub.

By the way – don’t forget your lips. Whatever exfoliating you use on your face, you can also apply lightly to the lips. (Rinse after 2-3 minutes.) Follow up with your deep moisturizer to enjoy plump, soft lips in the fall months. via

5. Keep it up with the SPF

Yes, I know… the sky is gray and you’re covered in 800 layers of clothing. But that doesn’t mean you should scrimp on the sunscreen. “It’s so important to protect your skin year-round,” Hale says. “Using an SPF is the number one way to prevent premature aging and keep a youthful and radiant complexion.” via

Bonus: Take Your Makeup Off With Oil

A lot of over the counter makeup removers (especially the wipes!) are alcohol-based, and can seriously dry out your skin (I learned this the hard way when I tried to replicate Zendaya’s skincare routine and ended up with a face full of zits). Instead, try a natural oil like olive or coconut, which will take off your makeup and nourish your skin in the process. via

That’s it for today’s, I hope you enjoyed this post and see you on my next post 😍 Many exciting surprises are planned ahead, so stay tuned 🔜

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