As the temperatures drop in the winter months, so does the moisture from our skin. Flakiness, splotchiness, and dullness are out to get us all. But we can fight these environmental foes with proper skincare and a little TLC. Here are some of our favorite products, and beauty tips for making the most of our winter skin. This also makes our job easier and you look better, since makeup looks so much better on skin that is well taken care of!
One of the best ways to rid your skin of flakiness, allow new cells to regenerate, soften and brighten your whole look- not to mention make you look younger- is to make sure you exfoliate at least twice a week. Here is our number one exfoliating product, and we sell it in our salon as well!
After exfoliating, you better tone that skin to soothe and moisturize it. And it’s good to use something gentle that feels refreshing. A favorite product we have recently used is organic and very simple, but what an amazing feeling when you put it on with a cotton ball. You can use this once a day or as many times as you feel like to refresh yourself.
After exfoliating and toning, it’s very important to moisturize right away and seal that moisture into your skin. During the day, a moisturizer with SPF is best and at night a good emollient rich cream without sunscreen is good. If your skin is very dry coconut oil and grapeseed oil are very good and can be applied directly to the face.
Don’t forget about your lips!! We have many clients who come in especially in the winter, or are at weddings and their lips are peeling and chapped and this makes for a more difficult time applying lipstick, gloss, lip pencils. Be ready for us by exfoliating your lips as well, and using a lip treatment on them. One way to exfoliate lips that is super cheap is to dab olive oil on them, then take a raw sugar and scrub this on in small circular motions.