The most beautiful version of you starts with healthy, vibrant skin. Even when a lot of that skin is covered during the winter months, how your treat it impacts your overall health and beauty. If you’re looking for ways to keep your sun-kissed skin through the dreary winter season, here are a few suggestions:
When the temperatures drop below double digits, you may just feel like hibernating with your junk food until you can see the grass again. The cold weather, however, is even more reason to make sure you are fueling your body right. This is true for boosting immunity and also for keeping your skin smooth and glowing. Fresh fruits and vegetables, especially colorful ones, will give your skin an antioxidant boost and also keep aging signs like wrinkles at bay. Processed foods won’t do much to boost your health or skin’s appearance – and could even lead to fine lines and acne.
Feel like winter is dragging your skin’s beauty down with its dropping temps? Sweat it out. Moderate exercise that produces sweat helps rid your body of toxins and gives you a nice endorphin boost, too. The natural moisture will also make your skin supple and give you that natural glow.
Your skin needs rest, too! When you skip sleep, you are missing out on the body’s strongest method for health protection. Your skin gets it glow when old cells slough off and new ones appear. Your body does its most efficient cell regeneration when you are asleep. So set a bedtime and make sure your alarm is set at least 8 hours later. The skin on your face will show the positive difference.
The right makeup can do wonders, but it won’t fix the dryness brought on by wintry conditions. Winter will dry out your skin if you don’t stay proactive. The combination of cold air and the dry air produced from manufactured heat will suck the moisture right from your skin. To combat this, pick out a moisturizer that makes sense for winter air. Keep face and body moisturizer with you throughout the day to reapply.
What works for your skin the summer may not work in the winter, and vice versa. Develop a winter skin regimen that takes into account your skin type, the weather around you, and other environmental factors (Are you outdoors for work? Are you inside dealing with dry air?). Doing just a little bit of research online based on these factors will help you come up with some tweaks that make your winter skin shine.
Our skin deserves the best care, year round. Sometimes it falls to the bottom of the priority list, though. By making a few adjustments to your diet and everyday routine, you can have your best skin this winter and the rest of the year too.