How to Get Holiday Ready Skin
The cold winter weather is here and more of the holiday season is on its way. Yet, during the cold winter months, our skin can start looking dry, chapped, and less than holiday ready. Between the cooler temp, harsher winds, lack of humidity and even that dry air pushed out by your heater, the water in your skin can start to evaporate, leaving it irritated, dull and lifeless.
But the good news is, reversing that damage and getting the healthy vibrant complexion you want in time for the holidays is easy when you follow these four simple steps.
Holiday Skin Step #1 - Cleanse, but gently
The key to beautiful skin and even a velvety finish for your makeup is to start with a clean palette. However, with the winter weather, switching to a gentle cleanser that won’t strip or over-dry your skin is more important than ever. At the same time, high levels of pollution associated with those foggy days also means your skin can be coated in free radical causing toxins.
Embrace the double cleanse!
Start with a lotion, cream or oil-based cleanser like our Young & Pure Botanical Cleansing Lotion to melt away even waterproof makeup, while deeply hydrating skin. Follow with a gentle gel cleanser like our Chamomile Face Wash to perfectly dirt and environmental pollutants, while preserving your skin’s natural pH balance.
Holiday Skin Step #2 – Say goodbye to dead skin cells
Next, reveal an infinitely radiant glow and fresh, youthful skin by exfoliation away the dead, dull, lifeless layer that highlights fine lines and wrinkles and steals your sparkle. During the winter, exfoliate twice a week with a gentle, calming product like our 3 in 1 Exfoliate that combines, deep cleansing with an exfoliate and peel and mask function.
This allows you to decongest clogged pores, gently remove those dead skin cells, moisturize your skin and tightens enlarged pores all in one step. As an added bonus, exfoliation ensures your pores are prepped and ready to receive the actives in the next step of your skincare routine.
Holiday Skin Step #3 – Cool down
In addition to changing up your skincare products, it’s also important to take the heat of your showers down a notch when the winter cold sets in. Although it’s soothing and relaxing to bask in a hot bath or shower as those winter winds blow, the high temps can actually dry your skin, leaving it more likely to chap and even crack.
Instead shoot for warm rather than hot and limit the amount of time you spend soaking. And of course, always follow up your bath time with a thick, rich body butter. One formulated with shea butter is the perfect choice to keep your skin healthy, happy and vibrant all winter long.
Holiday Skin Step #4 – Love That Moisture
Finally, remember that winter skincare is all about hydration. This means that slathering on a skin-loving moisturizer at least twice a day is a must!
Our fave for winter is our Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizer because it helps your skin draw and seal in hydration for enhanced elasticity and a silky smooth feel. As an added bonus, the moisturizer shores up your skin’s natural protective barrier to guard against damage and keep it looking youthful.
Radiant, Holiday-Ready Skin is Waiting
If you’re ready to look miraculously beautiful and get holiday ready skin before the year is gone, use the four steps above to glow as brightly as the lights on those trees.
Happy holidays for all of us at Miracles & More!