Winter is a rough season for your skin, especially if you live in New York. With cold temperatures, low humidity levels, dry heat, and symptoms of the flu, skin dryness is a serious issue around this time of year.
Here’s are some tips for vibrant winter skin with the help of good moisturizers, natural oils, spa treatments like microdermabrasion Manhattan, and healthy lifestyle changes.
Best Moisturizing Ingredients for Winter Skin
If you flip around your bottle of moisturizer, chances are that there are lots of ingredients listed on the back. However, some ingredients are more natural while others are chemically-based and may cause irritation to sensitive winter skin.
Ingredients like hyaluronic acid, glycerin, and ceramides are known for their superior hydrating properties in moisturizers. Other hydrating moisturizer ingredients to look for include urea, lactic acid, and petrolatum.
Hydrating Oils for Winter Skin
Essential oils are great to use on your skin at any time of year, but especially now more than ever. Natural oils are sometimes even more effective for moisturizing than heavy creams because they calm and hydrate skin without irritating it.
Nutrient-rich oils include jojoba, rosehips, argan, baobab, shea butter, cocoa butter, and aloe vera. You can add a few drops of these oils into your favorite moisturizer and massage into your skin. Oils can also be added to bath water for a soothing aromatherapy soak and incorporated into massage and facial steam treatments as well.
Lifestyle Habits for Healthy Winter Skin
One of the best and easiest ways to keep your skin moisturized all winter long is by staying hydrated every day. You may not feel as thirsty when it’s cold outside, but that doesn’t mean that your skin isn’t craving water.
To make hydration sound a little more appealing, try swapping out a glass or two of water per day with steaming hot, non-caffeinated herbal tea. Keep a reusable water bottle with you wherever you go – at your desk, in the car, at the gym – so it’s easier to keep drinking water all day.
The Winter Skin Diet
However, the foods you put into your body are just as important as the creams you slather on it and the treatments you use to take care of it.
When eating fresh and organic fruits and vegetables, leave the peels and “stringy parts” on. These parts of foods like celery and cucumbers contain silica, which promotes healthy skin. Foods that are rich in vitamin B restore collagen to your skin and omega-3-rich foods like fish deliver natural antioxidants to dehydrated winter skin.
Here are some other healthy foods to eat more of this winter for beautiful skin all season!
- Olive Oil
- Flax seeds
Best Spa Treatments for Winter
The winter season is an ideal time to book a spa treatment or two to take care of your dry skin and restore your natural glow.
Book your appointment now for microdermabrasion Manhattan to remove dead skin cells and reveal healthy, glowing skin underneath. A Korean body scrub treatment is also wonderful for winter skin exfoliation, and a is a must before all your upcoming holiday parties and photo ops.