Beat the Winter Blues(kin) with These Skin Pick-Me-Ups

It’s that time of year—the holidays are over and the unglamorous winter weather is here to stay.

It might be chilly where you live, and if so, your skin might be needing a little extra attention.

Here are some pick-me-ups to pamper your skin with until the spring rolls around. 

Drinking warm liquids, such as tea or warm water, helps your body in so many ways.

If you are sick or getting sick, it can soothe your throat and help loosen up the mucus in your nose and throat.

It also can warm up your body, get your blood circulation going, and aid in digestion.

Don’t forget—having your internal systems working smoothly is going to reflect in your skin! A happy body creates happy skin.

Exfoliating your skin to get the dead skin off is one of the most effective ways to keep your skin smooth in the winter time.

Even though your skin may already feel rough and therefore exfoliating your skin may sound counterintuitive, remember that rough, dry skin is full of dead skin cells and removing that layer will reveal smooth, healthy new skin that will be easier to keep moisturized.

The exfoliant you use should never feel abrasive or harsh. Opt for a moisturizing sugar scrub or mask for optimal softness.

After exfoliating, moisturize!

It is such an obvious step, but important to state nevertheless. Before going outside, after bathing, and any time your skin feels dry, make sure to moisturize your skin head to toe.

If you find yourself out of the house a lot in the winter for work, travels, or school, pop a small bottle of lotion in your backpack or purse for moisturizing touch-ups later in the day that you can share with friends.

Lastly, keep your layers warm and soft.

The wintertime is a great time to wear clothes soft to the touch; skip itchy fabrics like some wools and polyesters that can snag on dry skin, and opt for items made out of rayon and cotton varieties for maximum comfort.