There's been nothing normal about this Canadian winter but it is possible to keep your skin consistently soft and glowing throughout the cold spells and fierce winds by following these 8 no-fail beauty essentials.
#1 Hydrate from the Inside Out:
Drink plenty of water (6 to 8 glasses a day) and use a good quality moisturizer to help protect against the elements.
#2 Exfoliate: A must for glowing skin. Look for products containing alpha hydroxy acid to aid in skin rejuvenation.
#3 Detox Your Body: Start by cleaning up your diet! Limit sugar, alcohol, and salty snacks for at least 5 days to give your body a break. The water you're drinking will also help support detoxification. And of course, to get the nutrients your skin and body needs, add in a variety of fruits, vegetables, and whole foods.
#4 Coconut Oil: Used sparingly, it has the ability to restore and rejuvenate damaged skin, giving you a more even skin tone and healthy-looking texture.
#5 Radiance Boosting Makeup: Use an illuminating cream under your makeup to give you a glow from within.
#6 Take Your Vitamins: Vitamin C helps achieve a bright, even complexion. Vitamin B increases blood flow to cells and aids in skin regeneration. Vitamin D aids in rejuvenation and provides protection for your skin.
#7 Beauty Sleep: Getting 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep each night allows your body to begin healing and slows the aging process.
#8 Breathe & Sweat: Cardio exercise boosts circulation; getting physical is the best way to maximize oxygen flow to your cells. Breathing meditations help relieve stress and tension in your body, which are a major culprit in your skin's aging process. Bonus: Both help you get your beauty sleep.