Let’s face it: Winter is tough on your skin. The weather here in Dallas has been bipolar, to say the least. We have gone from 62 degrees on one day to 32 the next. These types of fluctuations, coupled with the cold, dry air can wreak havoc on your skin. I have mentioned this many times, but skin care is a top priority for me, especially as I head into the tail end of my 30s. 🙂
My biggest skin care concerns are those pesky adult acne breakouts, scarring and hyperpigmentation. Of course, preventing any signs of premature aging is also a priority for me. I have no problems looking my age, but I certainly don’t want to look older than I am. 🙂
For the past few months, I have been making use of the Target Beauty Concierge service. On my last visit, I was looking to pick up some new skin-care products. Since it’s a new year, the beauty aisles were filled with lots of new offerings from various brands. I sought out some guidance from the Target Beauty Concierge for products suggestions, as well as some winter skin care tips. Here are the tips she shared:
1) Hydrate from the inside first
I smiled and nodded as she shared this, because drinking water (especially in the winter) is sometimes a struggle for me. I’m happy to say that I have been doing a pretty good job, since I have been drinking fruit-infused water.
2) Get your body moving
In addition to the other benefits, working out is great for your skin. It helps to remove toxins through sweat, and it is an essential component in a great skin care routine.
3) Get enough sleep
Our skin needs time to rejuvenate itself, and this happens at night. A restful night’s sleep also helps in the overall appearance of your skin.
4) Replace lost moisture by using a humidifier
The air from heaters is one of the biggest culprits of dry skin in the winter. Using a humidifier is a great way to add moisture back into the air, which in turn helps our skin.
5) Use great products
Picking the right products is the final puzzle piece of a great skin care regimen. After chatting with the Target Beauty Concierge, I decided to revisit the Shea Moisture African Black Soap Facial Wash & Scrub, as well as the toner. I have used these products in the past and they worked well at keeping my acne under control without drying out my skin.
Confession: I LOVE face masks. For me, they are a like mini spa in a jar. My skin also loves anything with rose oil, so I decided to try the new Shea Moisture Peace Rose Oil Complex Mud Mask. As you can see, I had to try it out as soon as I got home, and it did not disappoint. 🙂
For the rest of the lineup, I decided to try some products from the new Aveeno Absolutely Ageless line.
Based on the Target Beauty Concierge’s recommendation, I picked up the daily moisturizer, the eye cream and the restorative night cream. If you need some winter skin care tips, make sure you visit the Target Beauty Concierge in your area. Find your style at @TargetStyle
YOUR TURN: Do you switch up your skincare regimen in the winter?