Happy National Winter Skin Relief Day Nanacoco Crew! As winter weather begins to kick in, we need to start showing our skin some extra love to keep our faces looking fresh and glowing despite the harsh weather. During the colder months, the humidity is much lower causing our skin to be drier than usual. This is exactly why you should be switching up your skincare routine as the seasons change. Let's take a look at a few of our favorite tips and tricks to keep your skin moisturized and glowing all winter long.
Lip balm is a must!
We all love a great lip balm, especially once the cold weather hits. Since your lips are constantly exposed to the cold weather, they will become very dry and may even crack if you don't take proper care of them. Try opting for a balm that contains moisturizing ingredients like shea butter and vitamin E. If you are rocking your favorite lipsticks still, make sure to use one with a creamy formula or use a moisturizing gloss. Stay away from lip plumping glosses, as they will irritate your lips making them even drier than before!
Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize!
The best way to combat dry skin, is to use a good oil-based moisturizer right after you get out of the shower and before you go to bed. An oil-based moisturizer will work much better than a water-based one, since it will help your skin to retain more moisture. If you aren't a huge fan of using moisturizer on your face, opt for a super moisturizing makeup remover like our Nanacoco Professional Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes.
Not only do these wipes leave you with a fresh makeup free face, but they'll also leave your face moisturized and glowing! We love using one before our shower to take off all of our makeup from the day, as well as right before bed. When we wake up in the morning, we then give our face a little massage to work in any of the excess product. This always makes for such a smooth makeup application in the morning! These wipes are also alcohol-free, paraben-free, sulfate-free, phthalate-free, vegan, and cruelty-free.
Don't take long scorching hot showers.
Even though you may love nothing more than taking a long steam shower on a cold winter night, we suggest that you hurry it up and turn down the temperature a bit. Taking a long steaming hot shower will actually strip your skin of it's natural oils and cause it to dry out even more. It's best to take 10 minute, lukewarm showers instead.
Hook up your humidifier.
Humidifiers aren't only used to help get rid of a stuffy nose or a nasty cold. They are also great to help combat dry skin! It's best to hook up your humidifier in your bedroom while you sleep to add some extra moisture to the air. If you really want to go the extra mile, bring a mini humidifier into work with you to place on your desk.
Stop over washing your hands!
Washing your hands is extremely important to help get rid of any germs, but in the winter months try not to over do it. Over washing your hands will get rid of your natural oils and cause your hands too be dry and cracking. After washing and drying your hands, be sure to moisturize!