Here in the Northeast we are in full swing of cold temperatures and windy days. Mix the two and you have a lovely combination to create windburned, dried out skin that makes you wish warmer days were just around the corner. You add in sitting by a warm fire or cranking up the thermostat and you’re fending off flaky, dry skin from every which direction.
However, even if you don’t live in the Northeast, this time of year can still lend itself to drier skin that needs some extra attention.
If your skin looks and feels like its freaking out because of the colder temps and dryer elements; here a couple of things you can do to show it some love.
1. Moisturize more. Sounds ultra simple but you might not have changed your skincare routine from what you do in the Summer or even the Fall. If your skin is drying out… use extra moisturizer either in the morning or at night. Or try a heavier moisturizer until Spring time.
2. Add some Jojoba Oil into the mix. Jojoba (pronounced ho-HO-ba) is an oil that most closely mimics our body’s natural oils. Your favorite moisturizer + 5-6 drops of jojoba oil = Super Moisturizer! The oil helps reduce flakiness and is okay to use even if you have oily skin.
3. Jump out of the shower and slather on your favorite lotion. Right when you get out of the tub, lightly towel off and start putting your moisturizers/lotions on. At this time your skin is primed to receive moisture.
4. Don’t forget to exfoliate! Exfoliating helps remove dead skincells and encourage new, fresh cells to emerge. These fresh cells are much more receptive to absorbing moisturizers and lotions. Apriori’s Enzyme Activated Micro Scrub is an excellent exfoliant that can be used on your face and your body. Check it out here: Enzyme Activated Micro Scrub
And of course if you need additional skincare support for your beautiful face you can reach me at eastcoast.beauty at hotmail.com for a individualized skincare consult.