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5 Tips to Keep Your Skin Glowing During the Winter

The changing of the season also comes with the changing of your skin care needs. Cold temperatures can leave your skin dry. Nobody wants that. So we’re here to help! Here are five tips to set you up for success on your skin care journey this winter.

Tip #1: Moisturize Immediately After Washing

Any time you wash your skin, you’re stripping your skin’s natural oils. So, it’s critical to immediately replace those oils with a moisturizer to keep your skin nice and hydrated, especially in the winter. We recommend the MUTHA™ Body Oil if you’re looking for a great moisturizing option.

Tip #2: Use Exfoliants and Scrubs Sparingly

Exfoliants and scrubs are a great way to remove dead skin cells. However, it’s possible to have too much of a good thing. While exfoliating can leave your skin looking vibrant, over-exfoliating can leave your skin cracked, raw, and irritated. So during the winter, it’s a good idea to use a more gentle exfoliant to ensure your skin is rejuvenated and not cracked.

In a situation where your skin is dry or irritated, pause your exfoliation routine altogether until your skin recovers.

We recommend the Nudist Body Scrub for a powerful yet gentle exfoliating experience.

Tip #3: Stay Hydrated

It’s good to have a set skin care routine to keep the outer layers of your skin hydrated and glowing, but you should also focus on keeping your body hydrated from the inside out. Chronic dehydration is dangerous for your health and can lead to consistently dry skin.

Additionally, foods high in antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids can also be beneficial and aid your body in producing healthy skin cells.

Tip #4: Adjust Your Skin Care Routine

Your skin’s needs can change for various reasons – from age to diet changes. Temperature is also one of those factors. Colder weather tends to dry out your skin quicker, so you should adjust your skin care routine accordingly. Dry and weak skin barriers can lead to beauty treatments responding more like irritants. Remember: keeping your skin hydrated is the name of the game!

A quick tip: Go for a yearly skin exam to figure out precisely what your skin needs, especially in colder temperatures.

Tip #5: Take Cooler Showers

It can be tempting to crank up the heat for a hot shower on those super chilly days. But you may want to think twice. Hot showers strip away your skin’s natural oils faster, which can leave your skin damaged, dehydrated, and dry. So make sure to keep those shower temperatures nice and lukewarm – your skin will thank you!

A quick tip: Gently pat your skin dry instead of rubbing off excess moisture after getting out of the shower. This allows the top layers of your skin to stay hydrated.

Give Your Skin a Little TLC and Enjoy the Winter Wonderland

It doesn’t take much to keep your skin refreshed and glowing all winter. You just need to listen to its needs and give it some tender love and care.

To learn more about keeping your skin rejuvenated and healthy, read our blogs on applying your skin care routine and what you can do about hyperpigmentation.