Say no to winter-battered skin: Get radiant and glowing skin this winter
‘Tis the season for chapped lips, dry skin and dull complexion. As humidity gets lower in winter, skin becomes uncomfortably dry and rough. As much as we are excited with the upcoming holiday season, we do not want to spend Christmas and New Year looking like Rudolph the reindeer with our flaky, red nose. To survive the dreary days of winter-battered skin, the Beauty-Edit recommends 6 easy beauty tips to get healthy and glowing skin in winter. Get ready for the new year with a fresh and radiant complexion with these easy steps now.
1. Take away the dead skin
Exfoliation is a simple process to remove dead skin, which is the main culprit for dull-looking complexion. Dead skin cells need to be sloughed away to reveal a fresh, young-looking and radiant complexion. In winter months, dead skin cells build up faster than usual, so be sure to use a gentle exfoliator to prevent dead skin clogging pores and causing unpleasant appearance of flaky skin. Winter skin is more sensitive than usual, so do not use overly harsh exfoliator. We recommend Bright Now Gentle Exfoliating Clarifying Soap, which contains apricot kernels, a natural and non-irritating exfoliant. The plus point, it can double up as a gentle facial cleanser.
2. Use a gentle sulfate-free facial cleanser
Sulfates are commonly found in washing detergents, it is used to help produce lather. There are two main types of sulfates: sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) and sodium laureth sulfate (SLES), which can also be found in shampoos and facial cleansers. However, sulfates are known irritants as they will strip the natural, good oil of the skin, making it overly dry and sensitive. The irritation becomes even more unbearable during the cold, winter season. So do your skin a favour and leave the sulfates behind. Using a gentle sulfate-free facial cleanser like Bright Now Gentle Exfoliating Clarifying Soap will leave your skin feeling clean and nourished.
3. Skip long, hot showers
It may be tempting to get a hot shower on a cold, winter day, but high water temperature can be very bad for the skin, especially in winter. Hot water strips the skin’s natural oil and dries the skin, which is particularly harsh on sensitive and eczema-prone skin. Instead, take short, lukewarm showers, and always put on body moisturizer immediately after a shower to lock in the moisture. We recommend Bright Now Brightening Moisture Body Lotion, which is refreshing and moisturizing, but does not feel heavy on the skin.
4. Use a sunless progressive self-tanning lotion for a winter glow
A well-bronzed healthy glow does not have to end during winter months. Give your skin a faux-glow with sunless progressive self-tanning lotion, the best way to stay “sunkissed” even without the sun. Progressive self-tanning lotions are more natural-looking and do not cause streaking. The Subtle Bronzing Cream, named one of the best self-tanners in 2017 by Doctissimo, contains erythrulose and DHA, which activates the tanned effect while moisturizing the skin. It aids in maintaining a healthy glow even in the cold, winter months.
5. Wear sunscreen, even during winter
If you think you can skip sunscreen in winter, think again. Even though UVB rays are weaker during winter, which explains why it is not common to get sunburnt, but UVA rays are equally damaging during this time, so it is still possible to get skin damage and premature aging. UV rays destroys collagen and elastin, so even though you think you may get away with not using a sunscreen now, the damage will definitely start showing in a couple of years time. Always protect your skin with sunscreen of SPF 30 and above.
6. Perform at-home mesotherapy for a lasting glow
Inspired by medical mesotherapy and adapted to women with active lifestyles, at-home mesotherapy treatments MESO-GLOW and MESO-BRIGHT are designed to boost the skin and revive complexion, the perfect treatment for a natural-looking glow in winter months. Easy to use with no downtime, each pack consists 5 serums packed with hyaluronic acid and powerful vitamins, and a specially formulated 0.1mm dermaroller which is gentle enough for all skin types. Stay well hydrated this winter with at-home mesotherapy, and spend the holiday season with healthy and glowing skin. Learn more about at-home mesotherapy.