Friday, January 25, 2013
Winter Skincare Tips
Use a Humidifier: Artificial heat sources, such as central heating systems and space heaters, can really suck the moisture out of the air, drying out our skin. Using a humidifier helps to put moisture back into the air, preventing further drying out of your skin.
Wear Sunscreen: Believe it or not, the winter sun is still quite powerful! Also, with the snow comes a little thing known as "snow glare" where the sunlight can actually be amplified and bounced back onto our skin. Wearing a sunscreen will help protect against the sun's harmful rays and protect against premature aging.
Kick the Hot H2O: Hot baths and hot showers are a big no-no during the winter season. The steam and hot water opens up your pores, and when you step out of the bath, the cool air quickly sucks the moisture right out of those open pores! Keep your bathing routine mild by bathing with lukewarm water. You can even splash cold water on your face to help close up pores.
Tone it Down: Tone down the use of harsh chemicals compared to your usual skincare routine. Use facial peels, astringents and toners minimally. Try using facial washes and moisturizers that are alcohol free and are not clay based. Both can suck out our natural oils and skin moisture. Opt for more mild cleansers, or even more indulgent cleansers, labeled "deeply hydrating." Check out the video below to see how to wash your face using very mild, very nourishing, all natural oatmeal!
We hope that everyone has found this blog helpful! Transitioning is always difficult; this includes the transition into winter for our skin. These tips will help keep the transition an easy and radiant process. Stay beautiful, Barbizon!