Most women are super diligent about protecting their skin during the sunny summer months, but come cold weather? Some of us start to slack. We’re telling you now, so consider yourself warned: take care of your skin in the winter!
The chillier months are actually the time you should start doubling up on your skincare efforts, as the cold, dry weather can be unbelievably harsh on your skin.
Ready to commit to an effective skincare regimen for the new season? Here are four essential steps you should never skip:
1. Invest in a quality skin corrector. Your face deserves it’s own dedicated regimen and Jan Marini Skin Research’s Marini Luminate Face Lotion ($98) is a great option for this time of year. It revitalizes skin that’s still feeling the effects of too much sun, fights off hyper-pigmentation and reduces lines and wrinkles. Get this: it will also give your skin a youthful glow!
2. Always use sunscreen. This cannot be said enough: don’t leave the home without sunscreen! It may seem like the sun’s rays aren’t as bad when the temps are lower, but they’re just as damaging to your skin. Step it up, be diligent and put on SPF every day.
3. Use a mild facial cleanser. Your normal facial cleanser could be too strong, as your skin may not be getting the same level of hydration in the cold months. Look into substituting your regular cleanser for a milder one that won’t dry out your skin as much.
4. Don’t forget about your lips. The lips are a sensitive area that’s commonly overlooked, but they can become chapped, cracked and flaky as the temps drop. Remember to moisturize them (often!) with a good lip balm.
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