The1 Comandments: Winterbeauty
This winter, protect your skin by following this list of things people with great skin always do.
This is the first and most important rule. Keeping your face hydrated and healthy will not only work wonders in the present, it will also serve you well in the future. Using the right moisturizer can ward off winter’s damaging factors, such as wind and low temperatures, which all dehydrate the skin causing eczema and dryness. “Prevention of this dryness by moisturizing is the single most important factor in protecting the skin from the elements,” says Dr. Mark Lupin, a dermatologist and director of the Cosmedica dermatology center in Victoria, B.C. Facial peels can be harsh on your skin. If you have dry skin, avoid peels, and alcohol-based toners or astringents, all of which can strip vital oils from your skin. Find a gentle cleansing milk with no alcohol, and masks that are deeply hydrating rather than claybased, which tend to draw moisture out of the face. If you use them twice a month in the summer, only use them once a month during the winter to ensure your skin doesn’t get parched. Dry brushing drainage technique is the perfect way to exfoliate and slough off dead skin. It reenergizes the body and increases the circulation, helping you kickstart your day. Use a wooden-handle brush with soft bristles and make vigorous strokes along your body, focusing on drier areas.
Shiseido Bio-performance Glow Revival Cream, at ABC Department Store
Aromachologie Rebalancing Face Mask, at L’occitane
Long Handled Cactus Bath Brush, at The Body Shop
Clarins UV Plus SPF 50, at ABC Department Store