As the weather transitions between seasons, so does our skin. The winter months can be tough on our skin, making skin rough and dry. When skin becomes dry, our sebaceous glands are likely to act up in an effort to overcompensate. This overproduction of sebum can cause skin to become oily, and in turn, causes breakouts. And it isn’t just our faces that feel the effects of winter; our hands, neck, nails, and any other exposed body parts are also vulnerable during these months. That is why it is important to adhere to a full body skincare routine that will leave you with that summer glow, no matter how frosty you may feel.
First and foremost, moisturize, moisturize, moisturize! While this seem obvious, many of us still neglect to commit to a steady moisturizer during these months. Try a reliable lightweight lotion for your face, preferably one infused with SPF. You read that right; just because it is winter, doesn’t mean you should skimp on sunscreen. Follow up with a skin-protecting primer like HappyMe’s Instant Skin Perfector. This will help fill in all the nooks and crannies that can seem more visible during winter. Plus, it is packed with skin soothers and antioxidants that will protect skin from redness, irritation, and environmental damage.
Maintaining your summer glow throughout the winter months also means remembering to pay attention to other areas of your body. Chapped and cracked skin on the hands and neck are also likely, as these are the body parts most exposed to the winter elements. Keep HappyMe’s Hand Repair on hand at all times and don’t be shy about reapplying throughout the day. For your neck, smooth on HappyMe’s Neck & Chest Repair and cover up with a scarf.
Another helpful winter skincare tip: take shorter showers. The hot water, while comforting, can actually be quite drying. After a quick shower smooth on a full body lotion while skin is still damp. This will help lock in moisture.
If by chance a pimple does appear, be sure to treat with a product that won’t cause more dryness. HappyMe’s Overnight Pimple Eliminator, while aggressive on acne bacteria and inflammation, is also infused with soothing essential oils that will nourish skin and prevent over-drying.