During the winter, I always find my skin is dull, dry and in need of some serious rejuvenation. I have tried all kinds of masks, products and tips to keep my skin looking beautiful. Here are my favorite products and tricks to keep my skin hydrated and clear.
Find a good face mask (or several if you can't decide): part of my new beauty routine has been including face masks at least 2 times a week. I was a firm believer that my normal routine was doing a great job but once I started to add these mask in, my skin became brighter, clearer and softer. Both of these masks are charcoal based but find a mask that is right for your skin type.
Kiehl's Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Masque: $30 (click link to buy it!)
Origins Clear Improvement Active charcoal mask: $26 (click link to buy it!)
Use lotion with SPF: I know we have all heard before to buy lotion with SPF but the older I get the more I find this to be extremely important. Even in the dead of winter, your skin is still exposed to the sun and needs protection. Neutrogena has the simplest formula that doesn't feel oily on your skin. I have been using this for years and always feel my skin is hydrated and protected.
Neutrogena Healthy Skin face lotion with SPF 15: $10.99 (click link to buy it!)
Invest in a make-up setter: after I shower or even when I just get up to put make up on in the morning, my face can sometimes feel extra dry. Putting on layers of make up can make your skin look cakey and feel awful. Make Up Forever not only has great foundation (literally the only foundation I will ever use!) but they have a great make up setting spray. This spray instantly hydrates your face and keeps your make up looking great all day long.
MAKE UP FOR EVER Mist & Fix Setting Spray: $30 (click link to buy it!)
Swap one sugary beverage for water: This tip cannot be stressed enough. Your skin is the largest organ in the body and needs to be hydrated as much as possible. I started skipping the pop and sugar loaded drinks for water with lemon and have seen my skin brighten up and not look puffy. Buying a fun water bottle I can carry to class has made it easy for me to drink water throughout the day. For an extra boost, put a lemon wedge for extra health benefits!
S'well Water Bottle 17 oz: $35
Happy skin care!