winter skincare - a cup of owl

Stay Hydrated

This is one that you see EVERYWHERE yet it’s so difficult for a lot of people to do! Try to aim for at least 6-8 glasses of water each day. For all you coffee lovers like myself, this is so bad for our skin but if you can’t cut it- just keep it to a minimum. I used to be really bad at drinking a lot of water but now I make sure to drink at least 1 L of water each day, and I also track it in my bullet journal. There is noticeably a difference in my skin on weeks when I drink a lot of water and on weeks when I don’t!

Add a drop of oil

Use your favorite oil and drop it in a body lotion or a face moisturizer. I personally have been loving the Indie Lee Squalane Facial Oil for all my morning and night moisturizers lately. It’s so lightweight and fast-absorbing, so I don’t have to worry about my face being over-glossy and it also really helps improve my complexion as well.

An oil I love for my body is jojoba oil. Jojoba oil has so many uses and I’ve talked about it in my Gentle Cleansing Routine where I use it as a makeup remover, but it’s extra moisturizing when I use it as a part of my body lotion.

Watch your cleanser

What kind of cleanser are you using? If you don’t, you should know! Avoid using perfumed soaps and cleansers that contain alcohol as one of the ingredients. Alcohol dries the skin, so avoid cleansers that have alcohol at the top of the ingredients list, or at all.

Moisturize effectively

The most important thing to know about skincare is to feed what your skin needs in that moment. My cheeks get really dry during the winter whereas my t-zone can sometimes get oily depending on how active I am that day. For this reason, I like to use two different types of moisturizers for the day (currently using the Mamonde Moisture Ceramide Light Cream for my t-zone and Belif Moisturizing Bomb for my cheeks).

Eat and sleep well!

Another one of those common sense statements! Try to eat nutrition-packed, skin boosting foods that are full of vitamins and antioxidants. My favorites are beet, blueberry and edamame! The food I really try to avoid are processed foods, sugar, and over-consuming gluten.

There’s nothing worse than having dry skin, and the only way to fight that is by making sure our skin is hydrated enough! Once the skin is hydrated, you’ll naturally see yourself with a healthy-looking face as well. Hope these easy 5 tips are something you can start today if you haven’t yet 🙂

As always, thank you for reading!

A Cup of Owl