A Japanese proverb states that one kind word can warm three winter months. What can also make the cold winter months better is a great skincare routine and your beauty must haves! Our friends at beautypress.com share some winter recommendations
SUN PROTECTION Stick to your sunscreen. It may be colder, but experts advise that we keep on applying a sunscreen cream on our face even after August. The UV light, however weaker during winter, can still have aging effect.
LIGHTEN UP ON EXFOLIATION Yes. exfoliating is great to get rid of all the dead skin cells, but be careful if you do it during winter as your skin is more likely to be sensitive due to the cold weather. An over-solicitous exfoliation can lead to scarring. Break out the hydrocortisone cream when soothing chapped, scaly skin and the topical antibiotics should the skin break.
COFFEE OR WATER? Limit your intake of coffee and alcoholic beverages during the winter months. Days become shorter and the sun is not out as long, so you will inevitably feel sleepier. Instead of caffeine, top up with water to feel more energized during your mid-day dip at work. (more…)