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Winter is a crusty time of year (sorry). Everything on your body gets flaky, cracked, and painful, and your glow disappears. While slathering on moisturizer can help, the buckets of it that you need can cause breakouts, and sometimes it feels like there's not enough lotion in the world to quench your dry skin.But when your skin is dry, it's because it's craving nutrients to help heal and repair it. Your chapped skin and brittle hair are sure signs that your body is lacking essential minerals and nutrients, and your food choices could be keeping you from achieving the perfect winter beauty balance. During dry winter months, it's a no-brainer to drink lots of water and avoid eating foods high in sugar, salt, or caffeine, all of which dehydrate you, but the foods that lock in the moisture that you're supplying your body aren't as obvious.Be prepared this winter season and stock your kitchen with these seven hydrating essentials to lend a layer of moisture to your hair and skin care routines like nothing else can.By Dorit Jaffe, as told to Devon KelleyLet's keep in touch! Follow Yahoo Beauty on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.
So you don't have to worry about your makeup melting off anymore, but thanks to an evil, ruthless force of nature called wind chill, winter presents a whole new ballgame of skin-care probs we have to deal with, and they're not so cute. While we can celebrate rosy cheeks--in fact, they often signify youthful, healthy skin--redness is different and, well, totally not welcome. Getting rid of it isn't dependent on a full-coverage foundation, though. Simply understanding why this happens on, say, sub-40-degree days and utilizing the right products can do a lot for your face. "The dry winter air--meaning the cold outdoor temperatures and the heated indoors--strip the skin of its moisture," says NYC Celebrity Dermatologist Dr. Whitney Bowe of the causes if winter redness. This stripping of moisture can weaken your skin's barrier function, which is what helps protect from irritants and harsh elements like weather. "Windy days can cause dry skin problems for a lot of people, but even mild wind can cause a flare of symptoms for the rosacea sufferer. So, for those especially cold and windy days, make sure to protect your face from the chill to minimize how intensely your skin is affected," she adds. But it's not all the wind's fault. Dr. Bowe says that people tend to forget that UV exposure, which can trigger redness, is still strong in the winter. Yep, that means you still need to load up on SPF. The first step in combating this issue is making swaps in your skin care, just like you would in your wardrobe. "I always say that when you start to layer your clothing is the same time you should start to layer your skincare products," says. Dr. Bowe. "After cleansing, I recommend applying a serum and then a thick moisturizer with hyaluronic acid or glycerin to boost hydration and trap in moisture." In terms of cleansing, our pro notes you should opt for something gentle, like Dr. Brandt Xtend Your Youth A3 Power Foaming Cleanser. Dr. Bowe says you can also opt for a facial moisturizer with shea butter, but be sure it's s non-comedogenic to avoid breakouts. In addition to incorporating thicker, more nourishing formulas, you should be sure to exfoliate at least once a week to promote cellular turnover, and sorry, but Dr. Bowe says you might want to cut down on those long hot showers. To really protect yourself, she says covering up with a scarf or using a cool mist humidifier may be helpful, as well as switching up your diet. "Some studies also show that you can help to calm redness and rosacea symptoms by implementing foods and beverages into your diet with beneficial microbes, like yogurt, kefir, and kombucha," says Dr. Bowe. Before you hit up the grocery store, though. Make sure your skin-care lineup is suited for the winter sitch. Check out a few of our favorites below.
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Having bright, glowing skin doesn’t have to be reserved for warm weather. Thanks to the growing amount of highlighting and strobing products filling up shelves, you canl have luminous skin year round. For the winter, focus your product application to cheekbones above the apple of the cheek, underneath your brow bone, and at the inner corners of your eyes. Remember to keep your skin tone in mind to select the most flattering shade. If you have pale skin, look for a product with a champagne or pink tone. For medium skin, try a dusty pink or rose and for dark skin, use a bronzy, gold tone. From powders to creams, here are our favorite products to get a glow despite the grey skies.Related:Why Strobing is Replacing Contouring
Soft, hydrated lips can be yours. (Photo: ACP/Trunk Archive)As someone with dry skin, I suffer from chapped lips almost year round, but sudden freezing temperatures have me doubling down on lip balm. Whether you’re trying to keep your lips hydrated with preventative measures or in dire need of relief, here are the best ways to pamper your pucker.Related:The Surprising Trick to Curing Chapped LipsHelp! I Have Dry, Itchy Skin
Usually by mid-December, the harsh winter elements are already wreaking havoc on my skin. I wake up, wash my face and slather on my favourite moisturizing gel, only to find that by the time I’m ready to put on my makeup, my skin is dry and needs a few more layers of face cream.
Frigid weather may not be enticing for everyone, but there’s no denying the appeal of sweet rosy cheeks. Thankfully, you don’t need to be out in the cold to have a lovely winter flush. These cream blushes make it a cinch to attain a natural-looking glow and are a helpful, moisturizing makeup swap when skin is getting dryer by the day. Related:How to Really Find Your Perfect BlushHow to Apply BlushPerfectly Flushed Rosy Winter Cheeks