There’s nothing better than a long, hot shower or bath on an extremely cold day. But, as tempting as it may be, it will strip your skin of moisture—the one thing we’re actively trying to avoid during the winter months. If you tend to take warmer showers, try to limit your lingering to ten minutes max, and avoid bathing more than once a day. If you can skip a day or two in between showers, even better—your hair and skin will thank you for it!
Fake It ‘Til You Make It
Even with a religious exfoliating and moisturizing routine, sometimes your skin just needs a little extra boost, especially during the harsh winter months. To create a summertime glow—even when the forecast is calling for below freezing conditions— take a tip from Rihanna’s makeup artist and use highlighter along cheekbones and bronzing powder in the hollows of your cheeks (because there’s no shine without a little shadow). The combination of these two makeup essentials will give the illusion of dewy skin and drive away any trace of wintertime dullness.
Humidify Your Home
As damaging as it is to your skin, there’s just no way around the dry air of the winter season. Between the cold, dry air outside and the desert-like conditions indoor heat creates in our homes, offices, and cars, our poor skin ends up parched and leaves us with chapped lips, cracked knuckles, wind-burnt cheeks, rough elbows—you know the (unsightly) drill. To counteract this lack of moisture, place several small humidifiers throughout your home. They’ll disperse the moisture more evenly and help prevent your skin from drying out.
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