Want soft, glowing skin for the holidays? Don’t let those harsh winter winds dry your skin out. Keep it hydrated and feeling healthy with these few simple tricks.
1. Feed me
Believe it or not, the foods we eat actually have a huge impact on our skin. Eating lots of fruits and vegetables, makes your skin look healthier. Antioxidants, omegas 3 and 6 and vitamin B are just a handful of the nutrients in our food that work to keep our skin glowing. Antioxidents help to preserve collagen and elastin – your skin’s natural plumpers, while omegas 3 and 6 calm any irritation and help smooth out skin. Got brittle nails or split ends? You could be missing out on all that vitamin B has to offer.
2. Use SPF every day
We all want a sun-kissed glow every now and again but we often forget that your skin is just as susceptible to UV rays in the winter as it is in the summer. And since all UV rays are damaging to your skin, the best thing that you can do is to use an SPF 30 every day. I love incorporating sun protection in with my makeup. Why not try a tinted moisturizer that has SPF built right in? I’m a major fan of Smashbox’s Sheer focus. It keeps me looking polished while still protecting my skin.
3. Lock in Moisture
Although lotions are great to help seal in your skin’s moisture, oils are by far the jedi masters of the moisturizers. Try massaging coconut oil or some baby oil on yourself post shower to lock in moisture. You’ll love the smell and the soft, smooth skin you’ll be wearing around all day.
4. Water daily
As always, the absolute best thing that you can do to keep your skin healthy and hydrated is to drink lots of water. Your body needs major H20 to keep each and every cell hydrated. Water helps to flush out toxins while hydrating your skin and lips, leaving them looking luscious.