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The crispness in the air, the cozy sweaters, relaxed nights reading in front of a fire…file those under things I like about winter. With all the things I enjoy about the winter time there are of course things about this season that just don’t go over well. My skin cries out during the winter time, dear winter why do you make me so dry. This time of year is harsh and the struggle to keep my skin comfortable and hydrated is oh so real.
Being a skincare fanatic, I should know that cranking up the heat only makes things worse, the reduced humidity for central heating dries out the skin. When my skin is dry it also tends to get irritated, you know itchy and tight, and just uncomfortable feeling. When it comes to winter skin care I’m often tempted to reach for something thick and heavy because that means more moisture, right? This way of thinking about moisturizers is actually all wrong, I learned this the hard way after using a super heavy cream that caused a bad breakout. A thicker cream doesn’t always automatically equate to a better moisturizer.
We can all get set or comfortable in our beauty looks. The start of the new year is a great time to refresh or update your look. Small changes can have a big impact. Changing things up for the new year doesn’t have to break the bank. Start with easy changes; brighten your hair, try a new style, test out a new shade of lipstick or even just painting your nails are quick, easy, and inexpensive ways to reinvent your look.