Seasonal Tips: 5 Ways to Get Your Skin Ready For the Winter

You shouldn't just focus on pampering your skin in the summer time. It's as important to take care of your skin during the other months of the year. The transitioning season and dropping temperatures can wreak havoc on your skin. But all we women want is for our skin to stay radiant, youthful and gorgeous. Here are five proven ways that help you keep your skin healthy and glowing all season long. 

By Team Savant

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Keep Hydrated 

You probably hear this a lot. When in doubt, drink water. Water is one of the fountains of youth. It can keep your skin looking plump, firm, and young. It's one of the most important things you can do not only to stay hydrated but to keep your skin looking good. Hate the taste of plain water? Opt for warm lemon water, ginger tea or other coffee alternatives instead. Dehydration is the leading cause of wrinkles, fine lines, and acne. It doesn't just happen to people with naturally dry skin. It can happen to those with oily, normal, or combination skin types, too. Keep your skin properly prepped and winter-ready by drinking eight glasses of water per day. 

Take Care of Your Eyes 

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Your eyes are the most important part of your face. You want to keep them looking well-rested and well-renewed. Even if you don't get enough sleep at night, you want to still fake it by looking good for work every day. Dark undereye circles, bagginess, and puffiness are all signs of aging. Nip it in the bud by using undereye treatments, creams, and gels. Genucel has a wonderful line of eye treatments that help you prepare for the upcoming winter months. The founders have announced their new website, which includes a line of plant stem cell skin care products that help reduce the appearance of crow's feet, fine lines, and brow lines around the eyes. Genucel has a new Youthful Lift for Droopy Lids that perks up your eyes and makes them look alert and fresh. 

Exfoliate Your Skin Once Per Week 

Exfoliating your skin regularly is important during winter. Regular exfoliation can help remove dead skin cells and clean out your pones. You want to exfoliate your skin as soon as the temperatures drop, allowing other products to better penetrate your skin. Your skin is constantly shedding and reproducing new skin cells. When the new cells show up over the dead skin cells, your skin could look cracked, ashy, and dry. Exfoliating your skin once a week will remove dead skin cells and leave your skin looking brighter and more youthful. It will also allow your precious serums and moisturisers to penetrate into your pores, allowing them to do their job. 

Get a Regular Peel As Well 

Peeling is not just for beauty benefits. It also increases blood flow and circulation, which helps your skin look young and fresh. While it's recommended to exfoliate your skin from head to toe, you should focus on a particular area of your body. For example, you don't want to use a scrub brush on your face and the delicate parts of your body. 

Invest in a Humidifier 

You'll be closing your windows soon if you're not already. The reason why winter is so combative on our skin is that of the drop of humidity inside our homes and offices, and the use of central heating only adds to causing air dryness. This lack of moisture can lead to dry skin, inflammation, and other skin problems. This is why your acne, rosacea, eczema, and psoriasis can flare up around this time of year. To combat against most skin problems, invest in a humidifier. Humidifiers increase the hydration in your work or home environment. This is also a huge relief for your skin. It not only makes your skin more moisturised, but it also makes your skin look more plump and supple.

You don't have to take a trip to the spa, skin doctor, or plastic surgeon to treat your skin. Most of these treatments can be done at your home. Try some of these treatments once a week and you’ll be sure to witness significant results that benefit your beauty, as well as overall well-being.