January 31, 2013

Winter Skin Care - It's Important!

Winter is slowly coming to an end for most of us and this means that our skin is automatically going through changes. This happens regardless of where we live. Most people ignore this fact or just keep doing what they have always been doing to keep their skin moisturized during the sometimes harsh and colder winter days. Since our skin is the largest organ of our body it is crucial to pay special attention to it on a daily basis.

Whether or not you use the same products or brands all year round, make sure you pay a little more attention to your diet and skin while giving it some extra care during this time of the year. Don't we all want to look radiant and reveal fresh and healthy-looking skin even on brutal winter days? Give your skin and even your body a boost and let it shine, and click here for puritan's pride coupons where you can get great deals on products. Both your skin and your wallet will be happy.

But for now, here are a few tips on how to keep your skin and ultimately your mood alive and well:

Drink Lots of Water - Water is the best and probably also the cheapest solution to most skin problems. By drinking at least three to five big glasses of H2O each day, this will not only keep your skin moisturized but will also make sure you feel good about yourself. Too much water apparently isn't good either, so make sure you balance your liquid intake.

One Day of No or Less Makeup - Yes, skip the daily liquid foundation, powder, or anything else. Just moisturize, and reapply if needed. Let your skin breathe and take advantage of its natural color.
If your skin is on the red side and you are not comfortable leaving the house without any make-up on, try tinted moisturizers or green-tinted oil-free primers to camouflage any redness you may experience on your face. 

Go out - Fresh air and a little sunshine never hurt. But, please don't get sunburned because that will, as we all know it, ruin your beautiful skin as well. Just make sure you have a bottle of water with you, and put some sunscreen on as well. Speaking of...

Use sunscreen - Yes sunscreen is important. Most people forget this very important fact but our skin must be protected every single day. Even on gray days it is crucial to put sunscreen on, maybe not as intensively as you would on a hot summer's day but please remember that the sun is always out, even when you don't see her. So please, do not forget to use sunscreen.

Take Your Vitamins - Sometimes it is just impossible to stay healthy and maintain a healthy all of the time. It is normal that we do not feed our body the essential minerals and vitamins it needs. So, do not hesitate to take supplements BUT make sure you take the right ones AND ask your doctor or pharmacist before you buy any. Get tested to see if you have any allergies (if you don't know already) or need special minerals or vitamins for your body. Also if you don't feel like taking pills or drinking something new, just grab an apple and an orange on the way to work or school.

Remember, we are all different. Our bodies and organs react differently to change as well. So, listen to your body, and listen to your skin and know what it needs or doesn't need. Just because you have never had issues with the change of seasons in your life doesn't mean it remains that way. Things change over time, and so do you. Just keep your eyes open, but don't forget to enjoy these last weeks of winter.

My awesome friend Sierra (also personally blogging over at Ocean Dreams) was kind enough to guest post for me today. Hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. It is never wrong to know more about your skin, or to rethink how your treating it. I learned a lot and will make sure to remember to use sunscreen. I always forget. I know, a big no no!

Have a wonderful day.



Elle Sees said...

i like wearing something on my face to protect it from the elements, and many foundations have moisturizers in them, so i don't think i could without anything ;)

Because Shanna Said So said...

My biggest thing is drinking enough water! It's so bad! I am addicted to Diet Dr. Peppers!! EEEK!

Unknown said...

It is important to take care of our skin! I was sick and my face got SO dry. I've been working for weeks to get it back to normal. I got a great moisturizer in my birch box and it did the trick.

Nicole Marie said...

i have to remember to drink more water

Sierra said...

Thank you so much for this girl! We both know how important skin care is! xoxo. Miss you and can't wait to see you soon.

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

Good reminder about vitamins! My skin hasn't been too dry, but my lips have been painfully dry!!! More water indeed!


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