The cool temperatures of fall and winter can be refreshing after the sweltering heat of Alabama summers, but replicating your radiant, summer skin in the winter can be tough. Revamp your regular skincare routine with these tips and tricks to keep your skin soft, glowing, and hydrated all winter long.
Be Gentle On Your Skin
If you’re not already exfoliating on a regular basis, you should add this important step to your routine. Gentle exfoliation can help brighten dull skin by removing dry and dead skin cells. However, it’s important not to overdo it. Too much exfoliation can actually contribute to the dryness, so only exfoliate as often as your skin can tolerate. Start with twice a week and increase or increase the frequency as needed.
Use Hyaluronic Acid
Look for skin care products that contain hyaluronic acid as a key ingredient. Hyaluronic acid can help keep your skin hydrated during the dry winter months. How? It draws moisture into your skin and keeps it there. It can even help your skin look youthful and plump. If your struggling with dryness this winter, try adding a hyaluronic serum to your routine and apply it just before you smooth on your moisturizer.
During the summer, applying thick lotions and balms can make you feel uncomfortable when your out in the sun. In the winter however, you’ll likely find that your skin enjoys the feel of rich, nutrient dense skin creams with emollients.
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Try Using a Facial Oil
Does your skin feels great when you leave home in the morning but starts to feel dry and tight within a few hours? A facial oil might help. If you have oily, acne-prone skin, the thought of putting oil on your face may seem appalling. However, facial oils can add an extra layer of protection to your skin and can help seal in the moisturizing ingredients in your other skincare steps. Some facial oils even contain ingredients that can help treat acne. If you decide to test a facial oil, apply it as the last step in your routine.
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