Hey, winter warriors! The air is crisp, so we know it’s time to layer up coat after coat and plug in our heating blankets. But, did you also know that means it’s time to double down on your skincare routine? The cold weather is a frenemy to our skin so get cozy and keep reading as we chat about why keeping our skin hydrated and moisturized is the secret to combating winter's chill.
Embracing the Winter Skincare Routine
Winter is not just a season, it's a skincare challenge. The drop in temperature, combined with harsh winds and indoor heating, can leave our skin feeling dry, tight, and even flaky. This is where a robust winter skincare routine comes into play.
1.Gentle Cleansing All The Way
The harsh temperature and cold winds can cause stripping of the skin and natural oils which is why gentle cleansing is vital. To avoid this and long-term dryness or skin conditions, opt for a hydrating moisturizing cleanser, like Slay Naturals Black Soap, to maintain the skin's moisture barrier while effectively removing impurities.
2. Exfoliation: Out With The Old, In With The New
Being abrasive and revealing new skin cells during the brutal winter may sound counterintuitive but winter exfoliation actually does wonders! It removes dulling dead skin cells, promoting a smoother complexion and enhancing the effectiveness of the skin to absorb moisturizing products. We suggest using a sugar or salt scrub like the one’s offered by Slay Naturals.
Protip: Be gentle with your skin and try to do this no more than twice a week. Any more may irritate your skin.
3. Hydration: Your Skin's Best Friend
The cold air tends to be drier, sucking the moisture out of our skin. That's why hydrating from the inside out becomes crucial. Don't forget to drink plenty of water throughout the day, ensuring your skin stays well-hydrated from within.
Protip: If you have a hard time keeping track set an hourly time to remind you to hydrate throughout the day.
4. Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize!
Locking in moisture is the secret weapon against winter's assault on your skin. Invest in a good quality moisturizer, like Slay Natural’s Body Butter, that suits your skin type and apply it generously. Hydration means nothing if it’s not followed up with moisturizing!
5. Healthy Lifestyle Choices
Following the steps above can mean nothing if you don’t give your skin time to regenerate and breathe! Proper nutrition and sufficient rest promote skin regeneration, while stress management prevents potential skin issues, ensuring a hydrated and radiant complexion despite harsh winter conditions.
When the weather drops, don’t lose hope. Hydration and moisture are the unsung heroes that will keep your skin radiant and resilient despite the season's challenges. Make sure to prioritize them in your skincare routine and reinforce the benefits with a balanced lifestyle, sufficient sleep, and stress management. The winter is our frenemy and we just need to learn how to navigate it.