Winter skin getting you down? Time to perk it up!
For those in the northern climates, it’s getting to be that time of year: The time when winter seems like it will never end and our skin feels like it’s paying the price.
You can likely see the telltale signs of enduring brutal winds, freezing temps, low humidity, arid indoor heat and a few extra worries.
The good news is that the weather is becoming milder by the day, so it’s time to wake up your winter skin with some TLC. We’ve got some tips!
Facial massage: Wake up your winter skin
Just like your brain may need that first cup of coffee or energy drink in the morning to wake up, your skin needs similar encouragement.
Give your face a five-minute massage to get your blood circulating and reduce puffiness after laying down all night. You can find a lot of different techniques online.
In general, gently rub your face in small circles to perk up tired morning skin in just a few minutes. This can be done in the shower or when you apply serum or moisturizer.
Switch up your serums to target winter skin
Speaking of serums, it could be time to consider changing up yours. You might have multiple serums that target different skin concerns, or you could try the Artistry Signature Select™ Personalized Serum, which allows you to target up to three skin concerns in one serum.
The base serum comes with one of five amplifiers and the option to add more. Choose choose from: hydration, brightening, anti-wrinkle, firming or anti-spot. Pick the ones that meet your needs, use up to three at a time to give your skin the personalized boost it deserves.
Dry winter skin? Exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate
Dry, flaky skin, especially around your nose, is one of the main culprits when it comes to dull winter skin. In fact, your skin is probably radiant; it’s just hiding under layers of old cells.
If you don’t already exfoliate regularly, now is the time. Gently buff away winter flakes while washing your face with Artistry Studio™ Glow Boss Cleanser + Exfoliator. It uses bamboo grains to exfoliate as it cleanses, sweeping away impurities and buildup while helping to control oil and reduce shine.
Or you can use a separate exfoliating product, like Artistry Signature Select Polishing Mask or Artistry Studio Polished Pout Lip Exfoliator + Conditioner. They both use sugar crystals to exfoliate away dead skin cells.
Hype up your hydration to combat dry skin
Parched winter skin occurs because winter air is dry and lacking in moisture. The cure? Add that moisture back into your skin by drinking plenty of water and moisturizing regularly.
Apply moisturizer each morning and evening after cleansing, toning and treating with serum. The Artistry Skin Nutrition™ collection has multiple options to target your concerns, including the Renewing and Firming lines, which work to repair and nourish skin with early to moderate signs of aging and lift and repair the appearance of more advanced signs of aging. (And don’t we all feel like we’ve aged a lot these last few years?)
Need more hydration help? Add an Artistry Signature Select Hydrating Mask to help your skin seal in water and stay plump and healthy-looking.
You could also nourish your skin with extra moisture at night by using Artistry Studio Zen Daze Ahead Facial Oil. This lavender-scented lightweight oil contains 300 mg of full spectrum hemp extract. It leaves your skin ultra-nourished, hydrated, calm and glowing.
Wondering what to do about your lips? Never fear. Try the Artistry Studio Pampered Pout Lip Balm + Overnight Mask. It’s a balm that instantly leaves your lips feeling smooth and moisturized. But you can also leave it on overnight to work as an intense lip mask that restores moisture.
Go light on the makeup
Makeup can be a tricky prospect if your skin is dry and flaky. Powder-based products tend to cling to flakes. It’s better to stick to creamy, moisturizing foundations. And to start with Artistry Studio Hydro-Prime Light Hydrator + Primer.
The primer provides a cool burst of hydration while also blurring and mattifying your skin to prep it for flawless makeup. You could also consider a tinted moisturizer on top of that in place of foundation.
Go for deep restoration of your dry winter skin
It’s a good idea to give your skin an intensive treatment every three to four months to maintain healthy looking skin, too.
Consider a treatment like Artistry™ Intensive Skincare 14 Night Reset Program, which targets the fine lines and wrinkles you see in the mirror along with environmental harm, moisture content, skin texture and dullness. It leaves your skin smoother, more hydrated and even-toned with a healthy, youthful-looking glow.
It helps repair the visible signs of damage quickly and skin becomes stronger to defend against future visible skin aging. Simply add it to your evening skincare routine for two weeks.
Full body skin care
We all like to put our best face forward, but the rest of our body deserves some skin care, too. Whether it’s cleansing, exfoliating, hydrating, firming or brightening, the Artistry Signature Select Body Collection has something to offer.
Waking up from the last several months, maybe you feel your skin could benefit from all five options. At the least, grab the Artistry Signature Select Brightening Body Cream. It will help you show off your skin’s glow while also helping to nourish, strengthen and protect your skin’s moisture barrier.
We could all use a bit of a glow, right? For more tips on skin care, makeup, nutrition or all around healthy living, visit our other blogs at Amway Connections.
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