It’s that time of year again, after weeks of overindulgence we decide to come full stop and make those promises to ourselves to do better. From diet and exercise to de-cluttering and changing up routines, we vow to make changes for the better.
Among our long lists of resolutions, one of the most beneficial is that of self-care. Taking the time to make sure that we are looking and feeling our best. One thing we often overlook is our skincare routine. As we go into one of the driest and most demanding times of the year, for our skin, what are you doing this winter to make sure your skin is looking it’s best? Here are a few tips to make sure you are doing your most to help your skin look and feel it’s best:
Hydrate. Are you drinking enough liquids to help maintain your skin's elasticity and combat the appearance of those dreaded wrinkles? Water is, of course, the best source of hydration but also herbal teas and some vegetables (such as cucumber, watermelon and strawberries) are great as well.
Don’t forget to remove your makeup before you go to bed. This can seem like a chore at times but skipping this can put you at risk for all sorts of problems like clogged pores and blemishes.
Use a quality SPF EVERDAY…even on cloudy winter days.
Exfoliate. Whatever method works best for you this is one skincare step that you do not want to skip. Weekly exfoliation removes all the dulling, dead skin cells on the surface which encourages healthy new cell regeneration and will reveal a glowing complexion. TIP: It’s important you do not over-exfoliate. Twice a week is ideal, any additional and you risk damage by not allowing the new skin to regenerate.
Moisturize. Even if you have oily skin, you need to ensure your skin maintains balanced hydration. A natural face oil such as Crambé Face Forward Rejuvenating Abyssinian Facial Oil is a perfect choice. It helps control the overproduction of sebum, which can lead to breakouts. It also locks in moisture, nourishes and protects your skin during those long, dry winter months.