It’s February 1st and we still have many wintery weeks ahead. To help you through these gloomy days, we have some ideas for you to brighten up your skin (and attitude).
The winter season can be tough on the complexion—and your emotions. For those of you in colder or drier climates, a series of flurries and storm fronts may lead to ultra-dry skin or even adult acne caused by overactive pores in response to dry air. Don’t get us started on puffiness and flaky skin. These are the moments home, a warm blanket and rom-coms seem to call for you.
We have a few simple tips below to help brighten the season and your skin. A combination of inner and outer practices will help you feel like a new person.
H2O: Hydrating your body is important year-round, but sometimes, especially in the winter, cold water doesn’t feel appealing. If room-temperature water isn’t your thing, add a slice of fruit with herbs to make things more interesting. Try our favorites: orange with mint or lemon with basil. Or grab a cup of caffeine-free tea to support your daily water intake and keep your skin looking bright and hydrated.
Moisturizer Boost: You likely already moisturize daily, but a little extra in these cold months can really make a difference. Supplement your daily face cream with an ultra-hydrating serum like our Purely Radiant, featuring hyaluronic acid, which acts like a moisture magnet, drawing hydration deep into the skin. Follow this with your daily cream to help lock in moisture.
Get Moving: The benefits of exercise to physical and mental health are no secret. Working up a sweat can also help enhance your complexion because it flushes toxins and increases blood circulation, which feeds oxygen and nutrients to your skin cells. And, yes, you can even workout indoors! Call a friend, head to your gym (or living room) to practice some yoga together when it’s a little too brisk to get outside for a walk or run.
Stay on Your Skin Regimen Game: Now more than ever, your skin needs extra TLC to look and feel healthy and bright. Try incorporating a weekly at-home spa night to your skincare regimen with our Renewing Peel exfoliator and Hydra-Rich advanced moisturizing cream as a luxurious hydrating mask.
Practice Mindful Nutrition: A great skincare routine cannot make up for a poor diet. Try incorporating healthy sources of fats (avocado, flax seeds), antioxidants (berries) and vitamins (dark leafy greens, carrots) into your diet to help combat breakouts and irritation, and help skin appear supple and radiant.