Winters in Los Angeles are far from severe, but I still notice a change in my skin as the weather cools. After years of combating dry, irritated skin, I’ve gotten my winter rescue regimen down to a science. Here are the 3 steps I follow to ensure that my skin stays hydrated and healthy. The trick is staying true to your day to day regime but adding a boost to give you added moisture.
1. Hot Water & Lemon: I drink a cup of hot water with fresh lemon juice (about 1/2 lemon) every morning – even before I’ve had my coffee! Lemon is full of natural antioxidants and is a great source of vitamin C. Lemons rejuvinate your skin from the inside out and, most importantly, support the immune system by hydrating and replacing fluids lost by your body.
2. Work it Out. Exercising, whether it’s hiking, hot yoga, or spin class, helps sweat out toxins. Exercise helps flush cellular debris out of the system and leaves skin smoother and healthier. Plus, working out is good for whole body!
3. Enhance the Moisture. This is a given, but the cooler and drier weather requires an extra dose of moisture. I add Acure Organics Argan Oil to my regular moisturizing lotion and follow up with a nightly application focusing on my hands, elbows, and cuticles. The Argan Oil helps lock in moisture without feeling heavy.
4. Spray it. My face is where I usually get the most dry skin, but it’s hard to find moisturizers that are lightweight but hydrating. My daytime moisturizer is really hydrating without clogging pore, but on extremely dry days my skin looks like the desert sand – not pretty. I spritz Caudalie Beauty Elixir when I’m feeling extra dry and it’s an instant skin boost and brightener. I even use it during the summer months when my skin needs refreshing.