Look, it is winter. The weather is cold, dry, and just doing nothing for my skin. Especially when wearing a mask indoors for long periods of time, my skin is just getting hit hard with the worst conditions! As someone who cares a lot about their skin, and spends the extra dollar to get the best skincare, I will say that the winter is a trying time for me.
So, if that means I need to purchase a new product or change something in my lifestyle to get hydrated skin, especially in the winter, I will do it! No one likes to have dull and dry skin, especially in the winter. This is a time when we can’t really get outside and get those vitamins and minerals as easily as the warmer months. Therefore, we need to take a few more precautionary measures.
I have put together a list of all the ways I keep my skin hydrated, as well as what I plan to start implementing. Just keep in mind that if one of them doesn’t work for you, that doesn’t mean anything is wrong. It just means that technique doesn’t work for your skin type. You are unique, baby!
Here we go…
- Consume Foods with a High Water Percentage
Yes, this is simple, but it is true. Adding hydration, both through fruits and veggies as well as water, you’ll be keeping that skin hydrated in the most natural and effective way!
- Use a Humidifier
This is something I have never thought about until now. It does exactly what you think it does… humifies the air, and well, keeps your skin hydrated. If you already have dry skin, without the winter to deal with, this is a fantastic way to improve that.
I use a very specific hydrating watery cream for moisturizer. This. Works. Wonders. Again, specific to your skin type, but do not skip this step, even if you have oily skin. Just because it is oily does not mean it is hydrated!
Yes! This may sound backwards at first, but it is super important. Without regular exfoliation, dead skin cells tend to build up. This makes the skin flake and just have a hard time keeping moisture. Exfoliate to keep the skin refreshed and ready to get that hydration!
Last, but certainly not least: sunscreen! I say it every time, and I think that proves its importance. Damaged skin from sun exposure = drier, less moisture-keeping skin.
With that, you have some awesome ways to keep your skin hydrated. Go crazy with it, and get that perfect skin.