Staying moisturized is key during these winter months. Taking proper care of your skin during the wintertime takes a little bit of work, but the pay off is so worth it! Here are some of my top tips for getting and maintaining moisturized, soft, and glowing skin this winter.
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Make sure you are exfoliating!
Exfoliation is key during these cold winter months. Sloughing off those dead skin cells and revealing the fresh and supple skin underneath is key to having soft skin.
Personally I enjoy using a body brush before I get into the shower. Going in short and strong upward strokes with the brush. Starting from the legs and working my way up.
Dry brushing tends to take off more dead skin cells than exfoliating in the shower. Because when you exfoliate with water, your skin is more likely to stick to the skin rather than falling away. Dry brushing also helpsto improve blood circulation in the body!
Now, I’m not against exfoliating in the shower. So, If I want to exfoliate in the shower, I would use shower gloves, or just a simple physical exfoliate.
Make sure you are moisturized
Being moisturized is a major key to having soft and glowing skin. After you shower or bathe, make sure to moisturize within 5 minutes to lock in the moisture. Personally, I like to use a thick lotion like a Eucerin lotion, and then seal in that lotion with an oil, like coconut oil!
Think about investing in a humidifier
A humidifier helps to put moisture in the air. For most of us, our wintertime air is dry and devoid of any and all humidity so this little device helps to alieve that.
Our bodies are made up of about 60% water and when you live in dry areas it can pull moisture out of the skin leaving behind dry chapped skin.
Humidifiers prevent dry conditions from stealing your skin’s moisture by adding moisture into the air. Humidifiers also have a ton of other benefits besides skincare help, you can read about that here!
Wash with warm water
Now this one that I struggle with. I love a good scalding hot shower!
However, it is scientifically proven that our skin doesn’t feel the same way. Super hot showers strip the skin of its natural oils and leave the skin dry and rough. Keeping that water temperature at warm instead of scalding hot can make a huge difference in the moisture retention of your skin.
During the wintertime, I personally moisturize my whole body twice a day and moisturize my hands at least 2-3 more times throughout the day.
TIP: your hands are one the first places that start showing signs of aging, so it’s imperative that we keep them moisturized!
Make sure you moisture in the morning and at night! I have some great moisturizer recommendations above.
Stay away from Harsh heat sources
Listen, I understand the urge to stand in front of a heater or crank up the heater to oven-like temperatures. However, our skin really hates this. The heat literally sucks the moisture out of our skin. I’m not saying don’t turn on the heat, but I am saying to stay away from standing in front of harsh heat sources or cranking the heat above what is needed.
So those are all the tips I have for getting soft moisturized skin this winter now. If you want a part two, comment down below! Also, if you are interested in my face routine, then click here!
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