Plump and Glowing Skin In the Winter

Thursday, December 18, 2014

As we all know winter is harsh on the skin. Now is the time to educate yourself on skincare tips and invest in the best products. Bring out the big guns and load up on moisturizer. Don't just fixate on one area of the skin though, such as preventing fine lines. Your skin is comprised of a spectrum of sensitive issues that require attention. It's not a chore (at least for me!) I think knowledge is power and it can be fun to educate yourself and pamper along the way.

HYDRATE: Start by drinking lots of water throughout the day. Many people overlook how powerful it can be to just simply drink water to get an amazing glow. As well as drinking water, applying rich and supple products yields youthful results.  Your skin is like a sponge, you need to fill it up with water first for everything else to be absorbed well." Try Dr. Jart Water Replenishment Mask ($7) which also cools the skin.

EXFOLIATE: Do you exfoliate every week? Try Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Weekly peel ($110 for 16 treatments) which improves the skin texture and also removes dead skin cells which allows your products to penetrate deeper and work to their full potential.

RETINOL: Retinol is the miracle formula that increases collagen production and gives instant smooth skin. Many retinol creams are gentle enough for daily use (at night). I had been using Neutrogena Retinol Cream which is an excellent drug store option. I just ran out and it lasted me about 2 months. Try Peter Thomas Roth Retinol Fusion PM ($65) or Chantecaille Retinol ($110) to regenerate skin.

OVERNIGHT MASK: This works when you're sleeping and produces more radiant results than a typical 10 minute mask.  AmorePacific Moisture Bound Sleeping Recovery Mask ($60) plumps and hydrates skin to a new level.

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