How was everyone’s weekend? I had a pretty fun weekend, especially Friday because I was doing a bridal makeup trial for a close friend and she really liked it. It was my first time doing bridal makeup, and of course I was nervous at first. But, as soon as I got going and was in my element, everything just went so smoothly. I’m really happy that it turned out :).
Anyhoo, as I was prepping the bride-to-be’s skin, I was giving her some tips on how she could improve and maintain her skin. She has really good skin, but there are some dry patches and blemishes which are normal. So that gave me an idea to write a post about taking care of your skin and links to products that you can use for the upcoming colder months.
- Switch to a heavier moisturizer. Moisturizers that have a cream consistency are usually better during the colder months because they are thick, and helps your skin to retain more moisture.
- Apply eye creams. This is one step that a lot of people (including me) neglect. The skin around the eye area are usually thinner than the rest of our face, therefore it gets dry really easily. And that is usually the area we notice when our skin starts to get dry. Using eye creams will help to improve the dryness, and prevent fine lines and wrinkles. (Note: It is better to start now, even when you are in your early 20s, than to regret later in your mid 30s.)
- Exfoliate lips. Chapped, peely lips are not cute. Exfoliate regularly to get rid of dry skin and always apply chap stick to keep your lips hydrated.
- Avoid taking too hot showers/baths. Before you get out of the shower, turn the water to cool, that way your skin will not get a shocked and will retain more moisture.
- Exfoliate your skin regularly. Like your lips, the rest of your skin on your body gets dry too, and sometimes could cracked. Exfoliate to get rid of dry and dead skin cells.
- Lather up. Use heavier creams and lotions for your body. I prefer body butter, because they are so thick and creamy. And during your lazy days where you don’t feel like putting on lotions after a shower, there are in-shower moisturizers that work as well as regular moisturizers. Just pat your skin dry as usual, and it will keep your skin moisturize throughout the day.
Finally, the most important tip of all is to drink lots and lots of water. It’s really easy to keep your skin and yourself hydrated throughout the colder months!
I hope this is useful and thanks for reading!XOXO
DISCLAIMER: I DO NOT have perfect skin, infact my skin is really sensitive and dry. These are some of the things I do to help improve the condition of my skin. Some would not disagree, but these are things that I know work for me and I am glad to share it with all of you! ❤