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Your skin is the largest organ of the body. In order to keep it looking and feeling healthy, you need to care for it on a regular basis. This is true especially as we near the colder months. The skin tends to fluctuate during Winter leading to a disruption in our skin’s moisture barrier resulting in skin dryness.
Making sure that your skin is well taken care of in the mornings and evenings to compensate for cold winter weather is essential. We are here to provide advice on how to do so! After reading our tips for healthier, radiant skin.
Without further ado, here are some tips you want to implement into your daily routine:
1. Double Cleanse
Double cleansing is not widely talked about in the skincare world and it should be as it’s the most important step in your skincare routine. It involves taking any oil-based cleanser or moisturizing oil that suits you and use it on a regular basis.
Some really good contenders that contain fatty acids perfect for the skin are avocado, rosehip, jojoba, sweet almond, and baobab. Spend a minute minimum rubbing the oil into your complexion. You’ll find that the oil attracts dirt and impurities and extracts it from your skin!
Next, use a water-based cleanser (again, any brand that suits you) and rub that into your skin for a minute! Voila…you’ve double cleansed. Make sure you don’t compromise on the time spent on each cleanse. A minute is enough time for your skin to reap the benefits. This 60-second rule was first introduced by aesthetician Nayamka Roberts Smith and since then it’s been a game changer!
Do this in the mornings as well as in the evenings, just before bed. Cleansing removes any impurities built up during the day.
Exfoliating is a great way to speed up cell turnover. It’s not essential in maintaining your skin health, but it is perfect for improving the texture, aesthetics, and tone of the complexion. Especially for darker skin women who suffer from hyper-pigmentation or those who suffer from acne or white bumps, exfoliating will ensure your complexion looks its best.
Whatever exfoliant you choose, just make sure you do a little bit of research into what exfoliant seems best for you and your skin type. Some exfoliants are catered to sensitive skin, others for sufferers of acne, and others seem to be perfect for lightening hyper-pigmentation and uneven tone. Explore your options and look into chemical and physical exfoliating options!
Also, remember that you should not exfoliate every day as it will damage your skin. Only exfoliate once or twice a week.
Before moisturizing, you must ensure that your skin is hydrated. Great hydration products include ingredients like snail mucin, manuka honey, aloe Vera, and hyaluronic acid. Be sure you hydrate your skin every morning before beginning your day.
Hydrating is different to moisturizing and essential in the winter months when water is quick to leave the surface barrier. Hydration products ensure that water in the air enters the skin so they are especially important during dry weather conditions.
After using your favorite hydrating product, moisturize and you’re all set!
Ensuring your skin is well taken care of, especially during the winter, is a form of self-care. Massaging your skin, using cleansers, hydrating and moisturizing are all ways to achieve that glowing and radiant look (no matter what the weather is looking like)!
Wishing you healthy, glowing skin!