February 25, 2017

Hot! Great Skincare Tips for Winter Time

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Winter is very hard on your skin. The cold air and bitter winds can easily leave it dry and flaky, while colds can lead to a rad and sore nose. Then there’s the festive period; more alcohol and makeup is terrible for your skin, causing clogged pores and spot outbreaks at the time you want to look your best. If you are working, or studying for your nurse practitioner doctorate degree, then you might not have much time for a complex skin care routine.  Here are some easy skin care tips to incorporate into your day, to ensure you have soft, youthful looking skin, all year around.

Drink Lots of Water

Staying hydrated is an easy way to keep your skin looking youthful and glowing. Without plenty of water you could easily end up with dry flaky skin. If you have a lot of nights out planned, try to drink a glass of water between alcoholic drinks. Then drink the recommended amount of water the next day to flush out the alcohol and rehydrate your body. Water also helps to increase our skins elasticity, keeping it younger for longer.

Get Enough Sleep

Not getting enough sleep will leave you with dark rings around your eyes, as well as increase the appearance of fine lines and pores. Sleep allows our whole bodies to recover from the day, including our skin. But please make sure you remember to take your makeup off before you go to bed.

Clean Your Brushes

Makeup brushes can spread so much bacteria. We might have nice clean faces when we first apply in the morning, but what about touch ups throughout the day. Wash your brushes and sponges in some antibacterial soap at least once a month to prevent the spread of harmful bacteria.

Replace Old Makeup

Makeup, like everything else has a use by date. It doesn’t last forever. Be especially careful with any makeup that you only get out for special events. If it has been in your makeup bag since last Christmas, it’s time to replace it.

Have Rest Days

Have at least one day a week where you don’t wear any makeup. Give your skin a real chance to breathe and recover. Don’t be tempted to squeeze spots or blackheads on this day, seeing as they will be more visible. This will only spread germs and lead to sore skin.

Exfoliate

Perhaps on the same day, exfoliate your skin with a gently exfoliating face wash. You don’t want to do this too often, as it can irritate. Once a week should be fine, but less if you have sensitive skin.

Make a Facemask

DIY facemasks are relatively easy to produce, using ingredients you probably have at home. They smell amazing, and you know there are no harsh chemicals or additives involved. If you are studying from home, via a BSN to DNP online, or any other online course, you could even sit it your facemask while you study.

Follow these tips, as well as cleansing and moisturizing every night before bed, and your skin will be one less thing you need to worry about this winter.

Image via medschoolbeauty.blogspot.com

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