Banish the ash with this head-to-toe winter skincare routine
It’s finally feeling like fall outside, which means we can break out our wool coats, thigh-high boots, sleek jeans, and sweaters. But fall DOESN’T MEAN we can begin slacking on our skincare and body care and walk around looking like Ashy Larry underneath our gorgeous outfits.
Here are a few ways to keep your glow throughout the upcoming months:
Hair: Use the L-O-C Method to keep your strands in tip-top shape this fall and winter. The cold weather can strip our hair of its natural moisture, making your strands more susceptible to extreme dryness, breakage around the edges and split ends. The L-O-C Method refers to layering liquids, oils and cremes for maximum moisture that lasts. Check out our article from September about how to create a comprehensive haircare routine for this time of year.
Face: The fall and winter call for super moisturizing products that keep skin glowy, supple and balanced. All skin types can benefit from using a hyaluronic acid serum, which pulls 1,000 times its weight in water from the moisture in the atmosphere. Serums are easily absorbed by the skin, and using them before moisturizer is more effective and potent than using moisturizer alone.
Also, do some research on other serums and targeted treatments that can banish redness, prevent windburn and keep hyperpigmentation in check.
Body: For the most part, your body care routine doesn’t have to change too much from the summer to winter months, especially if you live in an area that stays relatively warm. But, everyone can benefit from using the L-O-C (actually O-L-C) Method on their skin as well.
Use an oil-infused body soap and exfoliate once a week with an oil-infused body scrub. This will give your skin an extra “hit” of moisture before you leave the shower or bathtub. Once you get out, use a lightweight lotion (Kiehl’s is the best) and layer a body creme or butter over it. You can purchase one from a company like Belle Butters or whip up your own using raw cocoa butter, shea butter and jojoba oil.
What are your favorite winter skincare tips? Share them in the comments below!