The winter months in Alberta can be brutally cold. With the dry air, plummeting temperatures and the harsh wind chill, it’s no wonder that many people feel their skin become dry and irritated during these months. That’s why it is important to take extra special care of your skin during this time by exfoliating and moisturizing regularly. Let’s explore why this is so important.
Why Exfoliate and Moisturize?
Exfoliating removes dead skin cells from the surface of your face and helps to keep your pores free of dirt and oil. It also allows new skin cells to grow, which will give you a healthy glow. In addition to exfoliating, you should use a moisturizer daily as well. This helps lock in moisture, which will help keep your skin hydrated during the dry winter months.
Skin Care is Self Care!
Facials are also an excellent self-care option for women during the winter months. This can be done at home with store-bought products or you can book an appointment at a spa or salon for a professional treatment. Facials use products specifically designed for your individual skin type, so they are very beneficial in helping to keep your skin looking its best all year round, but especially during the winter season when our skin needs extra TLC.
Here's How to do a DIY Home Facial
Here are some easy steps to follow for a relaxing and rejuvenating at-home facial:
- Set the mood by creating a calming atmosphere with soft lighting and soothing music.
- Start with a double cleanse to remove any makeup or dirt from your face.
- Steam your face to open up your pores and allow for deeper cleansing.
- Exfoliate your skin to remove dead skin cells and reveal brighter, smoother skin.
- Apply a face mask that is tailored to your specific skin concerns (such as acne, dryness, or dullness).
- Finish off with a moisturizer and facial massage to leave your skin feeling hydrated and refreshed.
You can buy facial masks at grocery stores, health and beauty stores and pharmacies like Shoppers Drug Mart. Or, you can make your own. Check out these recipes that use common kitchen ingredients.
Winter weather can be brutal on our skin here in Alberta! That’s why it is important to make sure we are exfoliating and moisturizing regularly during these cold months in order to keep our skin healthy and hydrated. In addition, facials are an excellent way to pamper yourself while providing additional care for your face. So, take some time out of your day this winter to give yourself some much-needed self-care! Your face will thank you for it!
This story is brought to you by Great West Media Content Studio. It is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of the editorial staff.