Winter is great for a number of reasons. You have an excuse to drink hot chocolate—all the time!— you get to show off your winter wardrobe and layering skills, and have fun snow days! But one major downside to winter is that the season has a tendency to wreak havoc on your skin. If you want to maintain a fresh, sun-kissed glow all winter long, follow these tips!
1. Avocado and Olive Oil Face Mask
I believe there's nothing olive oil can't fix! From bland food to frizzy hair, olive oil really does it all. It also helps moisturizer and deeply cleanse your face! By using olive oil and avocado together, you can get the rich, nourishing Vitamin E in the avocados even deeper into your pores. To make this mask, mix a mashed avocado with a table spoon of olive oil, spread it over your face then let it dry for 10-15 minutes. Wash it off with warm water and voila! Skin like new!
2. Oatmeal Face Mask
If you're anything like me and oatmeal is your favorite winter food, then your pantry is already full of oatmeal! So why not try an oatmeal mask? It's sure to leave your skin glowing and soft as silk. For this mask, all you need is a table spoon of oatmeal and a bit water and milk. Let the oats soak up some of the moisture before applying the mixture to your face. When you do put it on, wait about 15 minutes before rinsing it off.
Winter weather often dries out your skin. An easy way to reverse that is by using a humidifier in your bedroom. This will provide your skin with the external moisture it isn't getting when you're outside. The results may not be as instant as some differences you'll notice after using a face mask, but over time your humidifier will prove worth the investment!
Moisturizing from the inside is just as important, if not more so, than on the outside. In the winter, people tend to drink less water because they’re not hot and thirsty all the time like in summer. That's why you have to make a conscious effort of drinking your eight glasses every day!
5. Take Your Vitamins
Really, you should be taking vitamins all year round. But if you notice your skin getting dull and dry over winter, you should take special care to take them. Like water, vitamins are a way of nourishing your insides to make your outsides look even better!
6. Eat Skin Super Foods
Did someone say eat? Sign me up! I'll take any excuse to eat more fruits and veggies! Some foods contain vitamins and minerals that will do wonders for your skin. This winter, try eating more grapefruit, which contains lycopene to keep your skin soft and potassium to slow down the effects of aging. Carrots and broccoli are full of vitamin A, which is great for making your skin look glowing and healthy regardless of how cold and dry it is outside. Try making a juice combining all these super foods and more! For a complete list of foods for healthy skin, check out top10homeremedies.com
7. Sweat It out!
If the fact that bikini season is fast approaching hasn't gotten you back in the gym yet, maybe this fun fact will! Mild to moderate sweating pushes the toxins out of your skin which cleans out your pores. So if you are prone to pesky dry bumps in the winter, work up a good sweat and few times a week and your skin problems might start to vanish!
There's no reason we should associate winter with anything other than fun, cozy times. The cold months shouldn't guarantee that your skin suddenly betrays you! Make sure your skin stays flawless all year long by following these tips when the weather gets harsh. Are there any other winter skin regimens you swear by?