Winter weather exposure can cause skin damage and surface drying to occur. Whatever your skin type and age may be, there are four main areas to focus on when recovering from winter weather.
Exfoliation helps to gently remove the top layers of dead skin allowing newer skin to be exposed and treated.
You will want to select a product based on your age and skin type. Generally, if you have oily or younger skin, a citrus and sugar based product will suit your skin best. If you are over 40 or prone to dry skin, look for a product that contains flower extracts and natural oils.
Facial toners help restore the skins pH levels. Having pH balanced skin means your skin is less prone to oiliness and infection, creating a vibrant and smoother appearance.
Selecting a toner again will depend on your skin type. If you are prone to oily or acne prone skin, select a toner that has botanical extracts such as willow bark extract, lavender, and calendula; thesewill help balance oil production and clarify the skin.
Your skin faces a lot during the day, even if you don’t wear makeup, making nightly cleansing essential. It removes makeup, pollution, oils, and bacteria from the skin’s surface, allowing your skin to breathe and balance.
As warmer months begin, your skin may benefit from using a more gel based or gentle foaming cleanser. Also, avoid cleansers that have added fragrance or perfumes as they can irritate any skin type and expose the skin to unnecessary chemicals.
Moisturizing helps restore, rebuild and soothe skin. Maintaining hydrated skin is critical in keeping it healthy and functioning as our main barrier to the external world. Warmer months call for lighter moisturizers.
It is recommended to look for products that contain antioxidants and peptides to help increase healing and fight aging. Many brands offer complementary moisturizers for daytime and nighttime use.
Top 3 Supplements for Healthy Skin
Your skin is a reflection of your internal body, therefore the true health of your skin needs to come from the inside out. Adding these supplements to your daily regime will boost your skins health and help your external products work even better.
1 Moisturize:Increased water intake and essential fatty acids like omega 3 and omega 6 moisturize from the inside out. When taken internally these oils help improve the cell integrity as well as reduce the skin’s inflammatory response.
2 Heal Your Skin:Antioxidants such as vitamin C, vitamin A, and those found in many fruits and vegetables help to increase the skin’s ability to heal and prevent cell breakdown.
3 Rebuild:Products such as biotin, silica, and vitamin C rebuild the skin. All of these products help the body to produce more collagen, and elastin which reduce fine lines and wrinkles.