7 Ways To Update Your Morning Beauty Routine for Winter
1. START THE DAY WITH A GLASS OF WATER
Moisturizing from the inside out is especially important part of your beauty routine for winter. Starting the day with a tall glass of lukewarm water will not only hydrate but also flush out toxins and give you an energy boost.
2. WAKE UP WITH EXERCISE AND AN ‘INSTANT FACIAL’ INSTEAD OF COFFEE
Coffee is a diuretic so relying on it for energy can dehydrate and age skin. A natural way to get the blood moving in the morning is with gentle exercise, like yoga or a short walk. Combine it with dunking your face in cold water and you’ll instantly feel awake and energized – not to mention getting brighter, tighter skin!
3. SWITCH TO A GENTLE CLEANSER
A homemade body wash is easy to make and won’t dry your skin like most soaps on the market. And a bonus is you can tailor it to your favorite scent by changing the essential oils you use. For your face, a daily cleanser will gently exfoliate without drying out skin.
4. YES, YOU STILL NEED TO EXFOLIATE
A good scrub can do wonders for increasing the penetration of body lotions- it can exfoliate the outer dry skin cells and prep skin for the next and most crucial step of moisturizing.
5. USE A RICHER MOISTURIZER
When purchasing a store bought product be sure to check that it’s fragrance free because artificial fragrances may be irritating to your skin. Moisturizers are best applied to wet (think pat towel dry, not dripping wet skin).
6. DON’T FORGET TO PROTECT
The sun is still out in winter! So you should always apply a sunscreen after a body moisturizer to shield your skin from harmful UV rays.
7. EAT BEAUTY FOODS FOR BREAKFAST
Pick a healthy breakfast that delivers a dose of winter beauty foods.
These morning steps can help combat the winter effects of dry skin by using skin therapy and hydrating our body.