Mind Body Green offered three tips on keeping skin vibrancy year-round, even during the drying winters. The article advises layering up, taking skin supplements and using a cream-based highlighter to induce shine and maintain a dewy look into the fall and winter seasons.
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Just like layering clothes to battle freezing temperatures, layer hydrating skin care formulas to target different layers of the skin and trap moisture. This only applies to hydrating products. Do not combine products with potent active ingredients like retinol, BHAS, vitamin C and niacinamide.
Keeping skin hydrated and dewy is an inside-out job. It is suggested to supplement the skin with barrier-enhancing lipids to boost internal hydration levels. Phytoceramides, a plant-derived ceramide found naturally in the skin, is clinically proven to improve skin hydration when taken orally, according to the article. Anyone who is pregnant, breastfeeding or taking medication should consult a doctor before starting a supplement routine.
Powders absorb oil and moisture naturally, which can make skin even drier during colder seasons. Silky highlighters can be an effective alternative to provide sheen while also adding hydration.