As much as we love fall layers and dressing up in warmer clothes, a lot of the times are outfit options leave our faces and hands vulnerable to the cold, dry winter air. Cool temperatures and breezy winds can make the skin on our faces, hands and lips feel dry and flakey, inducing redness and increased sensitivity. Don’t let the bleak weather get you down though! We’re here to help you look great while getting through rough, cracked skin with our cold weather beauty tips.

Quench Your Thirst  

It is crucial to keep hydrated, inside and out, 365 days a year. Water makes up about 60% of our body weight and we lose it from our bodies whenever we perspire, go to the bathroom and breath. A lack of water can cause dehydration, dry skin and is one of the main causes of fatigue. If drinking plain water isn’t your thing, you can try adding flavouring like Dasani Drops, or drinking herbal teas and clear soups. A good humidifier, like the Honeywell Warm Moisture Humidifier, can also help skin from drying and clear stuffed sinuses in the cold weather.

Slather it on 

Unless you’re wearing a balaclava this winter, chances are parts of your face will be left exposed to the harsh winds of the winter. It is very important to moisturize your face in order to prevent peeling, redness and cracking. One brand that we turn to in times of need in the SD office is Elizabeth Grant. For mild dry skin, we suggest the Biocollasis™ Complex Day and Night Crèmes. The Day Crème is light weight and full of nutrients, while the Night Crème uses innovative technology to stimulate the surface of the skin, dually lifting and smoothing the look of the face. In addition, you can also try using the Biocollasis™ Complex Day and Night serums 2-3 times a week to add nutrients to deeper layers of your skin while working against the damaging effects of aging.

Layer up!

Protect your face and hands from frigid weather with winter accessories. Not only will mitts, scarves and hats keep you warm and help prevent you from getting sick, but they can also make a drab winter outfit look cute! Check out some of our choices for under $30 below.

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  1. 1. Forever 21, Speckled Pom Pom Beanie, $15.80
  2. 2. Forever 21, Stand Out Faux Leather Gloves, $7.80
  3. 3. H&M, Scarf, $19.95
  4. 4. The Bay, RELLA Sofia Knit Headband, $25.00
  5. 5. Forever 21, Touch of Glam, $10.80
  6. 6. The Bay, Isotoner Stretch Fleece Glove w/ Suede Palm Strips, $25.00

 

Scrub-a-dub-dub 

Just because most of your body is covered during the winter, doesn’t mean all those thick, tight fabrics aren’t taking a toll on your skin. In order to keep your skin glowing during all 4 season, exfoliation should be a regular part of your beauty regime. Once again, we turn to Elizabeth Grant for all our beauty needs and suggest trying The Socializer, Dare to Bare Arm Care, Smoothing Exfoliator and Soothing lotion. You can use the exfoliator all over your body 2-3 times a week to remove dead skin cells. For problem areas on your face like your chin, nose and forehead, try The Socializer, Spotlight Exfoliator to reveal more radiant and healthier looking skin. Exfoliating stimulates circulation and allows moisturizers to sink in quicker.

 

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