Winter conditions can be outright brutal to skin! Here are three simple beauty tips for Winter skin care.
- Hydrate your body — Simply put, this means water. Your body needs even more water than usual under these dry conditions. The best way to keep skin looking plump and supple is to DRINK a daily supply of at least 64 oz of water a day (eight glasses). You can also hydrate skin through submerging in water (like a bath! or a shower). Hydrotherapy, or water therapy, offers numerous benefits especially when enhanced with botanicals, minerals, nourishing oils and essential oils.
- Exfoliate dry, dead skin — at least weekly to maintain healthy skin. The discovery of the exfoliation process is credited to the ancient Egyptians. It has been used for centuries to refresh and renew skin and lips, as well as improve circulation, unclog pores and restore a healthy glow. Exfoliation is also important for men, as it exposes hair follicles, allowing for a closer shave.
- Moisturize — deeply and frequently. Get into a daily habit of moisturizing skin. Wintertime calls for a thicker cream type for a deep overnight face hydration, and gentle cleansing (consider cleansing with an oil product (oil cleansing method) rather than with soap). And for a smooth, soft skin on body, lotion up and nourish skin with every shower. Your skin will experience the most benefit if pores are open (from a nice warm bath or shower) when the lotion is applied.
Mind and body are connected! Stay warm, stay healthy, stay happy … and your skin will surely show it!