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5 Expert Tips for Healthy Lush Winter Skin

Taking your exercises outside this winter can be both exciting and a breath of fresh air.  You are not in a stuffy gym and can become one with nature,  However, the cold, dry air can leave your skin itchy, red, and irritated.

Combat dry winter skin with these tips for retaining your skin’s natural moisture. These winter skincare hacks will help you maintain healthy and hydrated skin. No matter how cold it is, your skin will still be glowing!

Here are five of the best secrets and expert tips so you no longer have to dread the icy season.

#1 Humidify Your Home

Heating our homes dries out the air, as well as our skin so reintroducing moisture to our home environment is essential. Use humidifiers throughout your home in winter to reintroduce moisture to the air, especially rooms with radiators or ducted heating. You can even buy a USB humidifier for your desk!

#2 Skip the Foundation

I know that we all like to look glam at all times, but our skin needs more TLC in the winter.  However, you can swap out the foundation for a tinted moisturizer or BB Cream you’ll have both coverage and a moisture boost, as these products offer benefits that far outweigh your usual foundation. My favorite BB Cream is Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream. I am usually a Med/Dark, but sometimes I will get a Light/Medium.

#3 Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate

I’ve said this about a million times – beautiful and healthy skin starts from within! Just because it’s not 100 degrees outside and you’re not overheated doesn’t mean you should lower your daily water intake. When you hydrate your skin, and your body, from the inside out, it will always be the easiest way to keep dry skin and dehydration at bay – no matter what the season.

#4 Moisturize

This winter skincare tip is more about moisturizing at the right times! It’s important to remember that damp or moist skin better absorbs lotions than dry skin, thus moisturizing fresh out of the shower is key to healthy and hydrated skin. Also, a hydrating sleeping mask will help keep dry skin at bay as you sleep leaving you to awaken with hydrated skin. I love, love, love Clinique Moisture Surge 72-Hour Auto-Replenishing Hydrator.

#5 Lastly, Manage Stress Effectively

This time of year can be a little stressful, especially after the rush of the holiday season and we go straight back into work. This can definitely increase stress and affect our skin. Find ways to effectively manage stress can go a long way in helping to keep your skin looking its radiant best this season. Aim to try and work out at least three times a week, a good sweat fest releases endorphins and lowers the stress hormone, cortisol.

There you have it! Not only will these tips help to transform your skin, but they will also help you to live a happier more positive life, too.

What are your best winter skincare tips and tricks for keeping your complexion silky smooth no matter how cold it gets?

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