The1 Co­mand­ments: Win­ter­beauty

U Magazine - - ADVICE - By Tala Sukhun

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

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