5 Tips to Take Care of Your Skin This Winter

Have you ever noticed that your skin seems to go on a downhill slope over the winter? It feels drier, often feels flaky, and you get more acne? Follow these tips to keep your skin super healthy this winter!

  1. 1. Drink Water

    I know you have heard this a million times, but truly, this is the number one thing you can do in order to keep your skin clean. Water is a cleanser, both inside and out. The cleaner you are from the inside, the clearer your skin will be. Drinking water will also keep your energy high so you can tackle your day.

  2. 2. Moisturize 

    Many people think acne comes from an excess of oil on the skin. This is true, but many people think the best way to cure this is to keep your skin dry. Do not skip the moisturizer!! Here is the science behind it: your skin has a certain moisture index that it needs to keep up. If you supplement it with moisturizer, your skin will produce less oil because the moisture index is already met. If you don’t, however, your skin will have no choice but to produce its own oil, and this often leads to clogged pores and acne. So remember: do not skip the moisturizer!!

  3. 3. Avoid Sweets 

    Now, we all love eating sweets; however, eating sweets will increase the glycemic index of your blood, and this often leads to an imbalance of minerals in the body. As we discussed earlier, what is inside the body often shows on the outside, so this will often present itself as acne.

  4. 4. Pay Attention To Your Bedding

    Often times, our pillowcases and comforters have excess dirt on them. When we sleep on them for 8 hours (assuming you get 8 hours of sleep), this dirt has a pretty easy time transferring onto the skin. This is bad news, as this can often cause impurities to rise onto the skin.

  5. 5. Wear Sunscreen

    Even though it is winter, the sun is not dead!! It is still there behind the clouds, and if you have sensitive skin like me, it is still affecting your skin in negative ways. Even if you don’t want to physically apply sunscreen every day, make sure you buy a moisturizer with SPF in it.

I know skincare is a bit intimidating, but keep it simple and consistent, and your skin will be glowing year-round!