Winterize Your Skin
Winter weather can wreak havoc on skin, leaving it dry, flaky, lack luster and looking dull. Here is our list of the top five tips and tricks to keep your skin looking Free Agent Fresh all winter.
Did you know that Google searches for moisturizers jump by 200% in December and January.
With all the holiday parties we attend, it’s no wonder we go on a quest to find the answer to our parched skin predicament. Here is our list of the top five tips and tricks to keep your skin looking Free Agent Fresh all winter:
Be sure to exfoliate 3 times a week with either a chemical or physical exfoliator. Bonus points for combining the two!
We might be biased, but Flash Forward Thermal Enzymatic Exfoliation Treatment is PERFECT for winter months. With its Thermal Warming Complex, Lactic Acid and Multi-Fruit Enzymes, it provides a one-two punch of physical and acid exfoliation, with enzymes for an extra kick. The Thermal Warming Complex will make you feel like you’re getting a steam facial at home. This alcohol-free exfoliator contains Avocado, Almond and Olive Oils to restore moisture during the exfoliation treatment. ***Disclaimer – It is intense, and the results are addictive.
Look for gentle products that are alcohol free. Alcohol dries out the skin, so whether you are drinking it, or applying it in your topical skincare products, it’s something that you want to limit during months when the air is less humid.
Protect skin with products that are rich in omega fatty acids and antioxidants that can help restore moisture and protect skin. Check out Lightspeed Hydra Glow C Serum with Clinical BV-OSC Vitamin C and Squalane to penetrate deeper into the dermis, and mimic the skin’s natural moisture barrier. This oil serum is non-comedogenic and contains anti-inflammatory properties.
Speaking of humidity, adding a humidifier to your bedroom can help make a difference not only to your skin, but it can improve sinus function and overall sleep quality. Your skin is the barrier that keeps water inside of your body, so when it is dry and cold, water evaporates off of the surface faster and easier.
We all tend to drink less water in the winter because we turn to festive holiday drinks (Starbucks, we’re looking at you). It’s important to keep skin hydrated from the inside out. Whether you’re drinking hot water with lemon, or an herbal tea, be sure you are getting 8 oz a day.