Winter Skin Chillin’
It seems like tans from the summer don’t gradually fade. Well at least mine never does. Instead, I wake up one morning, look in the mirror, and swear that it happened overnight. Isn’t that the worst? Let’s be honest, everyone looks better with the sun kissed glow that the mid-July sun graces us with. However, to put this in terms we can all understand: it’s time to get over it. If you are into artificially tanning- terrific- that’s your prerogative. For those of us who aren’t avid tanning-bed visitors, it’s time to not only accept your winter-skin but embrace it and care for it!
First off, it’s time to dump the summer facial products from your cabinet. Out with the old, in with the new! Plus, who doesn’t love a new beauty product? The fact of the matter is, your skin changes a lot from the summer to the winter; consequentially, the products that kept your face free of shine and pimples in the summer aren’t necessarily going to do the same thing in the winter. Regardless, it’s always nice to change up the products that you use on your face so your face doesn’t become immune to the effects.
Exfoliation should be a key focus in these winter months. The tough winds and over-drying capability of the bitter cold will likely leave the condition of your face well under par. It’s a good idea to devote three nights a week to doing a quick steaming of the face in order to open up and clean out your pores.
Drench a washcloth in hot water and rest it on your face for ten minutes. Follow this up with a thick and creamy moisturizer. Additionally, once a week grab the jar of honey from your pantry and slather on a teaspoon of this gooey goodness in a circular motion over your skin. Let it’s antimicrobial properties soak in for ten minutes before washing it off with warm water. It will leave you with radiating and smooth skin.
Lastly, just because the rays aren’t bronzing your skin doesn’t mean that the harmful UV rays aren’t doing major damage during these cold months. Purchase a creamier and richer winter sunscreen to keep your skin protected during all the seasons.
Stop into Pittsburgh beauty salon, Verve 360 Wellness, to give your winter skin exactly what it wants. Choose from a large selection of facial skincare products or treat yourself to a professional facial!