Dry skin is the worst during cold weather months!
The moisture gets sucked out of the air, which makes hydrating your skin so much harder.
The transition from spring/summer to fall/winter requires adjustment—not only with what you eat, but with how you care for your skin.
Your whole routine will require some shifting, so get started with six of my favorite tips along with my favorite DIY moisturizing mask.
SLEEP WITH A HUMIDIFIER
Since your body repairs and renews itself overnight while you're sleeping, the added moisture from a humidifier will allow your skin to heal itself without getting completely dried out.
EAT MORE HEALTHY FATS
Don't be scared of fats! They're critical for healthy, glowing skin. The easiest way for me is to throw half an avocado to my smoothies—which also makes them super creamy.
Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize. Timing is everything—apply body lotion right after you jump out of the shower to lock in moisture.
AVOID HOT SHOWERS
Hot water throws your skin off balance, which unfortunately leads to dehydrated skin. Lukewarm water is best.
YES, in the winter, too. Sun damage still occurs during the cold months—protect your skin to avoid sunspots, fine lines and wrinkles
Twice a week is really all you need. Getting rid of dead skin will help you look brighter and better. If you have sensitive skin, stick to once a week.
One of my favorite DIY hydrating masks that will help reset your skin.
WHY I LOVE IT
—Avocado—loaded with vitamin E, healthy fats and antioxidants, it keeps your skin hydrated and smooth and helps fight free radical damage.
—Manuka honey/raw honey—brightens your skin! With its antibacterial, anti-fungal properties + antioxidants, enzymes, minerals and phytonutrients, it acts as a natural humectant, locking in moisture.
—Yogurt—helps refine pores and exfoliate the skin.