Showing posts with label winter skin. Show all posts
Showing posts with label winter skin. Show all posts

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Winter Skin Beauty Hacks: Keep Glowing While It’s Snowing

Looking a little too red and rosy?  Is your skin feeling like it might crack if you smile?  Lips looking a little like a dried up desert?  If you are still using your same beauty products in the winter that you use the rest of the year, you might be causing a lot of these issues yourself.  Our skin has vastly different needs in the winter in reaction to the environment: drying indoor heating, going from very cold air to very warm air, biting winds, and lots of layers piled up around our faces makes our skin vulnerable and in need of a little extra TLC.  Switching to products that help your skin retain moisture and don’t strip the skin is critical and will help you keep glowing all winter long.

Like every beauty routine you have to start with the basics.  Wash your face with a creamy product that moisturizes as is removes makeup and impurities, and is less harsh than regular cleansers on the skin.  Twice a week exfoliate your skin with a gentle scrub to remove dry skin. 

Apply moisturizer while your face is still damp as it will lock in moisture and plump up the skin.  Look for moisturizers that contain ceramides, peptides, and hyaluronic acid all of which help retain skins moisture levels and help create a strong barrier against the elements. 

A little skin treat that goes a long way is a face mask and this is the perfect time to indulge.  Apply a face mask while you soak in the bath so that your pores open up making the mask much more effective.  For a list of masks and the skin issues they treat see my post The Face This Ultimate Guide to Face Masques.  You can also raid your pantry for natural alternative masks.  Masks are a great way to combat redness, to give your skin an extra boost of hydration, to exfoliate away dry skin and to get glowing.

Just because the days are shorter and we are much more covered up does not mean you can skip a high SPF.  Protect your skin from UVA/UVB rays that still make it through winter skies, and light that reflects off of snow.  And don’t forget your lips – the skin on lips is often the first part of the face to show signs of winter stress, as we constantly lick our lips because of drying wind or indoor heating, so be sure to use a basic scent-free lip butter at night (lip products with a flavor or fragrance can be more drying), and use a creamy lip product or tinted lip balm with SPF during the day. 

Simply switching up the products you use can make a huge difference to your winter skin and banish a lot of skin troubles away.  Being consistent is important to keep you glowing like it is spring, and less like a certain red-nosed reindeer.  And don’t forget to hydrate from the inside by drinking lots of H20 to replenish the moisture in your skin, keeping it plump. Just because it is winter does not mean you have to forgo the glow.

                                                       XOXO   Shelley

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Saturday, February 7, 2015

Winter SKINCARE - Jojoba / Hohoba oil works - even for acne prone skin


A big thank you to Arizona Midday for inviting me back this week to share some beauty fixes with viewers on Channel 12, nbc in Phoenix. 

Even in Arizona temperaturea drop, and heaters go on, and our skin dries our more quickly - looking dull and dreary. In fact, if you are experiencing tightness,  or flakiness, it could be a sign that you need to upgrade your moisturizer or apply more frequently.

Moisturizers and lotions are really just emulsions of oils and water. You might be skeptical of using a straight out oil on your face or body, but this is a trend quickly becoming adopted by many beauty fanatics, and for good reason - especially when your skin is in distress.

Jojoba oil - [pronounced hohoba] - is known as an oil, but technically it is a wax ester. This is important to know because wax esters are the closest compounds to natural skin oil or sebum. When you use jojoba [hohoba] oil, your  skin believes it is responsible for producing enough oil, thereby reducing it's own oil production. Good news! this is why jojoba oil is non-comedogenic even for acne prone skin! Jojoba/Hohoba oil is readily available for about $10 in health food stores and at Whole Foods.

When your skin is suffering and chapped, it can easily become inflamed which is the time you should reach for an OTC Hydrocortisone Cream before applying moisturizer. And for those deep cracks use Vaseline, oils or Aquaphor ointment.

TRICK for using: After bathing apply the petroleum jelly, oil or ointment BEFORE you dry off - they all spread super easy. Then, finish drying off with a towel. These products will create a barrier on your skin - trapping the water and forcing the hydration back into your skin and protecting it from losing moisture because of evaporation.

To  listen to more winter skin care tips you can  watch my entire segment here: