6 Ways To Keep Your Skin Beautiful Year Round
If you’re tired of your skin changing as fast as the leaves do each season, trust us, we get it. It’s never fun when winter comes and our skin starts to get flaky, or when the summer comes and break-outs start happening on more than one occasion. Enter: Frustration feels.
The greatest thing though is that these scenarios don’t have to play out like a scene out of Groundhog day. We have the ability to take control over how our skin looks and feels year-round with a few hacks. Today, we go over 6 of the best ones to help you dodge the seasonal drama.
Cleanse And Moisturize 2x A Day
When it comes to keeping a glowy complexion, being on top of your skincare routine is the first step to ensure success. You should start every morning with a fresh face; cleansing with your favorite product, and drying your skin thoroughly. After, you should always apply a moisturizer to keep the skin hydrated and happy. It’s important to note that the time of the year dictates the type of moisturizer you should use. For summer months, use a light-weight one; for winter months, use a heavier day cream.
Pro tip: To give your skin a side of anti-aging benefits during this routine, you should look for products that contain retinol, and plant-based stem cells to increase suppleness. A great line to try is Image Skincare Ageless.
Keep Your Skin Protected
The next thing to do is to always keep your skin protected. This is something that anyone of any age should do to keep that youthful appearance. If there’s one constant in life, it’s the presence of UVA and UVB rays. No matter the weather outside, they’re there. This means you should always be extra cautious and apply sunscreen for good measure.
Eat For Your Skin
The old adage “You are what you eat” is telling. While you may not turn into a blueberry after eating one, greasy food will create an unhealthy complexion. For the best results, make sure that your diet includes a lot of leafy greens. Kale, for instance, is a natural detoxifier and is rich in antioxidants. Additionally, aim for eating fish a few times a week for their beneficial omegas. These fatty substances support the skin’s lipid layer for ultimate glowing.
Limit Your Shower Time (In Winter)
Okay, okay, we admit that this is probably our least favorite one on the list, but it has to be said. While a relaxing, hot bath after being out in the cold is heavenly, it’s important to be mindful of time. Studies have shown that hot water can dry out the skin, stripping it of key oils. Aim for a 10-15 minute bathing ritual in colder temperatures.
Make Sure To Stay Hydrated
The key to keeping your skin hydrated? Well, keeping yourself hydrated with water seems to be the definitive answer. In one study, it was shown that higher levels of water consumption was directly linked to skin having higher hydration levels. So when in doubt, visit the water cooler, and fill up.
Masque It Up
Make sure to masque weekly. Try something clay-based. Clay is an age-old skin ingredient that will not only soften the skin but moisturizes it, leaving it touchably smooth. It’s no wonder it’s been a part of the Iranian beauty culture for ages. It works.
We aimed to keep this list easy, so hopefully you’ll find season transitions less harsh with the hacks handy. Have a favorite? Tell us below!