Once the Christmas lights have all been taken down and the naughty or nice list has been put away for the year, it's important to refocus your attention on our own skincare routine. You've already focused on the skincare of others and now it's important that you take the time to really get a good look at what your needs are in the coming months.
If you have strong feelings about taking care of your skin, there is no doubt that there is a moisturizer in your skincare routine, but are you using the right one and did you know that there is a reason you might want to upgrade your moisturizer in the month of January? It's true. Winter weather has particularly harsh effects on your skin and if you're not addressing those effects you could be left with a harsh reality when spring comes rolling around and your skin needs time to recover. If you take time now to address your skin needs you will be setting yourself up to have glowing and gorgeous skin for the spring and summer months.
Before you choose the perfect moisturizer you should have a good sense of your skin type so you get the best moisturizer for your skin. In general there are three types of skin, oily, normal or dry skin. Depending on which type of skin you have you will want to pick the right moisturizer. The good news is that we have made it easy for you because if you have oily skin you will want to select our Instant Peptide and if you have normal or dry skin you will want to select Instant CelluMoist. Both of these moisturizers are formulated specifically for your type of skin and if you select the right one you will be well on your way to combatting the effects of a long and cold winter.
During the winter months there are a number of different things that can happen to your skin that will require you to utilize a good, high quality moisturizer to tackle the effects of the winter. The following issues can arise if you live in a colder climate during the winter and many of these can be addressed by using a proper moisturizer.
1.) Dryness. The air in the winter is dry and can suck the moisture out of your skin. You may start to feel your skin getting flaky, itchy and even tight. Utilizing a good moisturizer can help to keep your skin from losing its moisture through evaporation and can keep your skin from starting to feel different then you would like it to feel.
2.) Irritation and infection. The cold air and dry winds of the winter months break down your skin's natural barrier that helps your body protect against irritation and infection and when this occurs you are naturally more susceptible to this kind of damage to your skin. If you use a good quality moisturizer it could help to repair and strengthen this natural barrier and protect against these types of infections and irritations.
3.) Dry and irritated skin can lead to appearance of fine lines and wrinkles leaving you looking older and less radiant. A good moisturizer could help to protect your skin from becoming dry and irritated and therefore will allow your skin to stay looking youthful and glowing.
The winter can be a challenging time of the year to keep your skin looking it's best, but with the proper skincare routine that includes a high quality moisturizer you can battle the elements and get the spring and summer months with glowing and radiant skin that will wow on your first trip out without a hat or gloves on in a long time.