During the dry and harsh months that accompany the holidays, it can be noticeably harder to achieve the glowing skin you desire. As the temperature drops, so does the level of moisture in your skin. This leads to dry, dull skin that can make you look older and more tired than you actually are. Not only does the cold weather play a role in this, but also eating habits that tend to be a little more relaxed around this time of year. You may not realize it, but indulging in cookies and other sweet treats could be what is holding your skin back. Changes to your diet can cause your face to look duller and breakout more than it normally does. Below are the top 5 things you can do to help bring your skin back to life, and to prevent it from losing that summer glow during the winter.
One of the most common problems people have with their skin during the winter holiday season is dry, flaky skin. Most people don’t realize that as it gradually starts to get colder outside, your lightweight summer moisturizer isn’t going to cut it. The dry winter air can suck the life out of your skin, so you need to makes sure your replenishing your skin’s moisture at least twice a day (once in the morning and once at night). If you don’t like the heavy feeling of moisturizer, you can opt for a hydrating gel that is able to deliver plenty of moisture to your skin without feeling greasy. At night time, you should choose something like a night cream or face oil to help your skin replenish as much as possible while you’re asleep. Even if you have naturally oily skin, adding a face oil into your routine can go a long way in helping to prevent your skin from drying out. Just make sure you are using it at night and you’re using no more than 2-3 drops.
Exfoliating your skin is one of the best tricks to achieve glowing skin. Exfoliation removes the dead skin cells from the surface of your face, leaving behind fresh and glowing new skin. Routinely exfoliating can help reduce skin problems like blemishes, post-breakout red/dark marks, clogged pores, hyperpigmentation, and dry skin. How often you should exfoliate depends on your skin type and what kind of exfoliator you’re using. A chemical or acid exfoliator is applied to the skin and left to sit for a few moments while it dissolves the dead skin cells. These types of exfoliators can be used more frequently as they are less harsh on the skin. The second type of exfoliator is a physical exfoliator. This is a product that is probably going to contain some grit to it that you scrub onto your face to remove the dead skin cells, so it should be used less often.
Applying sunscreen is usually a natural part of a person’s skin care routine during the hot summer months because that’s when sunburns tend to be most prevalent. However, to achieve glowing skin, you should be applying sunscreen everyday year round. Your skin is still susceptible to damage from the sun on even the cloudiest and coldest days. Sunscreen is essential in protecting your skin from the harsh sun rays, sun spots, and premature signs of aging.
Cut Out Sugar and Dairy
If breakouts are standing in the way of you achieving glowing skin for the holiday season, trying cutting sugar and dairy out of your diet. It can be especially hard to avoid sugar and dairy during the holidays as it seems like there in every dessert and dish you come across, so if you can’t cut them out entirely, try to significantly reduce your intake. Many people find that their skin clears up when they cut out sugar and dairy and that their skin breaks out again when they eat them.
Get A Sensi Peel Treatment
A Sensi Peel is a PCA chemical peel procedure that can produce dramatic results. This chemical peel will strengthen and brighten the skin, while also reducing the appearance of acne scars, sun damage, and other forms of hyperpigmentation. Sensi peels are also known for the anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties that can make this treatment especially useful if you deal with acne and rosacea. Chemical peels are a great and effective way to help rejuvenate your skin and give it a healthy glow. To schedule your Sensi Peel treatment and for more information, reach out to Elume Medspa.