4 Easy Ways To Keep Your Skin Nourished
Frighteningly cold temperatures, harsh winds, heaters steadily blaring and the fight to keep our skin nourished continues… Until now.
We may be able to escape the freezing temperatures by hiding out in our homes, but it seems impossible to keep our skin nourished in this dry weather. The overall lack of humidity in the air pulls moisture out of our skin quicker than tickets sell out for Hamilton. We have gathered some pampering tips that will leave your skin feeling like you just stepped out of the spa. Well, almost.
Turn Down The Heat
I don’t know about you but I love a long, hot shower when the temperatures are less than ideal outside. It may feel great, but the steamy waters opens up your pores and dehydrates your skin. Swap out those lengthy showers for shorter ones with warm water. Once you are out, pat your skin dry and apply lotion when your skin is still a little damp, which helps locks in moisture.
Polish & Brighten
Exfoliation is essential! It keeps your skin smooth, which helps products really sink in and work better. Our skin naturally regenerates by shredding old, dead skin cells, but sometimes we have to help out in this department. If we do not exfoliate then thick, dry skin can form. Try exfoliating once or twice a week, but be gentle! Too much exfoliation can aggravate your skin and that’s can make it even worse.
Splurge and try applying a hydrating mask once or twice a week, which will work wonders in repairing your skin. Or, you could channel your inner do-it-yourselfer and make your own Homemade Honey & Lemon Face Mask. For super soft and nourished skin, just combine ½ ripe avocado, one teaspoon of plain yogurt and ½ teaspoon of honey.
Nourish From The Inside Out
Make sure that you are drinking at least eight to ten glasses of water a day. This is told to us all the time because it is good for our overall health, but staying hydrated packs a huge punch in the form of skincare benefits. Also, try to incorporate omega-3 fatty acids into your diet, it will help your skin to retain moisture. Try to eat more salmon or take the easy route by taking a fish oil supplement daily.