Just Say Glow
7 simple steps for beautiful winter skin
1. Keep it Moving
There’s a reason your skin has a healthy, rosy glow in the summer: Warmer weather means more activity outdoors – and more exercise means better circulation to all of your body, including your skin. Make sure to stay active as the weather cools down, whether indoors or out.
2. Sunscreen is Not Just for Summer
Winter sun (especially with the added reflection of snow) can damage your skin. Apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen to your face and any other exposed body parts before you head out, and reapply if you’re outside a long time.
3. Warm Up to Showers
A nice hot bath sounds delightful, but hot water is dehydrating. Turn down the temperature and switch from baths to shorter showers. And make sure to use a moisturizing body wash like Olay Ultra Moisture. It has more than a jar of Olay Moisturizers in every bottle, to keep skin soft and smooth.
4. Get Handy
Did you know that the skin on your hands is thinner and has fewer oil glands than other parts of your body? Plus, you use your hands for super-drying activities like cooking, cleaning, and dishwashing. Give your hands a hand: Wear gloves outside, rubber gloves when cleaning, and use extra-strength moisturizer, especially at night.
5. Fancy Footwork
Your feet suffer in the winter weather, too. Look for a more substantial foot lotion and try sleeping with a thick layer of moisturizer topped with cotton socks for some extra-strength help.
6. Smooth Operator
To go for the glow, you’ve got to remove the dead skin cells that create a dull, dry look. Exfoliate year-round to reveal righter, younger skin. But in winter, use a gentler exfoliating cleanser instead of a grittier scrub. Another benefit: Exfoliation helps your daily moisturizer penetrate and hydrate skin.
7. Do More to Get More
Dry winter air requires more frequent moisturizing. Find a product that works harder for you and use it more often.