5 tips to winterize your skin
Dry indoor heating, cold winter weather and all of the late night holiday soirées you can fit into your schedule aren’t exactly a prescription for your #Iwokeuplikethis selfie. So in the spirit of giving, we’ve whittled together a few tips and tricks to help keep the stress and strain of the season from showing on your complexion… regardless of how little sleep you’re actually getting.
1. Take your pillowcase from pauper to princess. Tossing those cotton pillowcases and replacing them with ones made of silk will help eliminate those pesky lines and creases that linger when you sleep on your face. And since silk pillowcases are less absorbent than cotton, your moisturizer or overnight mask are more likely to benefit your skin then get sucked away by your pillow.
2. Moisturize. Moisturize. Moisturize. A simple way to recharge your complexion after a long night is to apply a moisturizing night mask before you hit the hay. Overnight masks are typically heavier and therefore pack more of a punch when it comes to quenching dry skin.
3. Super C. The nighttime is the right time to give your skin a boost of vitamin C. This powerful antioxidant is deactivated by sunlight, so your skin is more likely to take in the skin-brightening and collagen boosting benefits when you apply your vitamin C serum or cream post-bedtime.
4. Eliminate undereye baggage. While adding an extra pillow under your head will help keep fluid from pooling under the delicate skin around your eyes, adding an eye cream with hyaluronic acid can help minimize puffiness that does occur and hydrate at the same time.
5. Air care. Indoor heating may keep your warm, but it’s also a great way to suck all of the life out of your skin. The recommended humidity level of your home should sit between 30-50%. Help stave off winter’s dry, flaky skin and cracked lips and hands by investing in a humidifier to help replace the moisture in the air.