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It’s officially PSL season, which means that most of the country is welcoming the fall leaves, while sipping on a latte and enjoying the crispy chill in the air. Meanwhile, I’m over in South Florida day dreaming of cooler weather heading my way. The digits won’t be dropping for a few more months, but occasionally we get a nice evening, perfect for a bonfire with friends.
Although the weather change isn’t drastic in the South, the changes in the atmosphere affect your skin. More so for my northern gals, who expose their skin to more dramatic temperature changes.
For me, my skin can start going bonkers when I travel up north for the holidays. I’m already prone to dry skin, so I incorporate a few tricks into my routine to keep my skin luminous all season long.
How to Keep Your Skin Luminous All Season Long
You are what you eat- To keep your skin radiant and healthy, sink your teeth into foods that are rich in antioxidants, vitamins and Omega-3. Some of my top picks include: Kale, olive oil, salmon, tomatoes and almond milk. It’s important to avoid foods that promote inflammation in the body, such as refined carbs and dairy. Eating these foods regularly can cause inflammation, which can lead to acne and aging.
Stay hydrated from the inside out- Your water intake makes a tremendous difference on the appearance of your skin. I proved this to myself last year when I said good-bye to soda and juice, and started drinking only water, as well as increasing my water intake. I made it a point to only drink water everyday and lots of it! On an average day I consume at least 10 glasses of water. My skin has transformed since I made this change. The reason is because water keeps your skin hydrated, making it appear soft and plump.
Out with the old, in with the new- Get rid of all of your dead skin cells by exfoliating your skin 1-2 times per week. Exfoliating your skin removes all of the old gunk and junk, leaving and promotes skin renewal. Once you being to exfoliate your skin regularly, you will notice that your pores will appear small and that your skin will look youthful. I love to make my own DIY body scrubs, including facial and foot scrubs too! All of them are cost-effective and easy to whip up!
Like many people, I used to moisturize my skin once it was dry, after taking a shower. Little that I know was that I was doing this all wrong! Chances are, you’ve probably got it backwards too.
I made a little discovery that has changed the way my skin looks and feel during any season. I started using the Jergen’s Wet Skin Moisturizer after I take a shower, while my skin is still wet. I simply apply the moisturizer to my wet skin (no rinse is needed), and then I pat myself dry. What a time saver! Plus, it instantly absorbs into my skin and doesn’t leave any residue or sticky feeling, so my clothes doesn’t stick to me when I use it.
Since I’m locking in hydration at the peak moisture moment, my skin looks and feels hydrated for 24-hours.
Add an extra dose of luminosity- When your skin is moisturized it will look luminous, but a little extra glow on your face never hurts. I’m sure you’ve heard of the new strobing trend, which in essence is just highlighting your best features. I recently had a chance to chat with Kim K’s makeup artist about the strobing trend and I created a tutorial for the average gal on how to strobe. Get ready to glow in no time!
How do you hydrate your skin during the winter? Have you added the Jergen’s Wet Skin Moisturizer into your routine?