Beauty 911: Winter Skin Remedies

Beauty 911: Winter Skin Remedies
While winter weather makes it fun to bundle up, sip hot
cocoa, and cozy up by the fire, it does wreak havoc on one very important factor: our skin. Winter is notorious for leaving skin dry, flaky and pasty (none of which are ideal). And with the polar vortex in full force this season, there’s no better time to do some damage control with a few of our favorite skin tips…

I asked the ladies from my one of my go-to L.A. skincare spas, Touch of Faith Aesthetics, for their best winter skincare advice. What they told me did not disappoint. Without further ado, here are three winter skin remedies that will have you glowing and hydrated in no time:

Eat Right
Winter means cold season, and when your immunity drops so does your skin’s healthy glow. Touch of Faith owner, Faith Tatro, recommends taking care of yourself internally with immunity building foods rich in Vitamin E (Berries), Vitamin C (Spinach), and Zinc (Nuts). “Not only will these ingredients boost your immunity but they will also give your skin the necessary nutrients to function and look great.”

Oil Up
Don’t be afraid to use oils on your face! Oils have a bad rap, but the right ones can have a very beneficial healing effect on your skin internally and externally. Esthetician Anna Logan recommends using minimally processed, cold pressed, organic oils to supplement your diet such as fish, evening primrose, black currant, or even extra virgin olive oil. These will help you heal from scars, minimize fine lines and wrinkles, and allow your skin to seal in moisture to prevent dehydration. “Whether you are oily, dry, irritated or dealing with acne, oils will benefit you tremendously.”  Here’s how Anna breaks it down by skin type:

  • Oily, acne-prone skin: Use coconut oil, or grapeseed blended with essential oils like tea tree, lavender and neem.
  • Dry skin: Use jojoba, olive oil and rose essential oil.
  • Irritated or sensitive skin: Use essential oils such as chamomile, calendula and jojoba.

In the winter months, skin can get especially dry and dull. Which is why esthetician Amy Rae Hazelip says that it is extremely important to exfoliate the skin. “When we exfoliate, we are sloughing off old dead skin cells and we send a message to the skin to produce more collagen and bring forth our new regenerated skin cells.” Your skin will look bright and fresh after exfoliating, and it will feel better too. Amy recommends consulting with a skin care professional on what method of exfoliation is best for you and also how many times a week would be best for your skin. 

Take it from me: These ladies from Touch of Faith sure know what they’re taking about. So many sure you’re eating right, using the proper oil for your skin type, and exfoliating this season. Click here to read more of my dry skin tips, and find out how to make my Greek yogurt probiotic mask by clicking here too.

How do you keep your skin hydrated in the winter months?

Sound off in the comments below.

XO Lauren

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  • Samantha Brown

    These are great tips! I never knew you could put oil on your face and I’ll be trying this out with coconut oil asap.

    To keep my lips moisturised I always use Lucas’ Papaw Ointment (not sure if it’s available outside of Australia).

    Sam xx – how to make the most of your twenties

    • Fatima Shafique

      for cracked lips, even honey does wonders

  • Katie Albury

    Fab tips! I’ve definitely been noticing the difference on my skin this winter. Hitting the 30’s might just be showing through my skin! I’ve been using a nourishing oil on my face at night and using an exfoliating face wash a few times a week!

    Katie x

  • caitlin thiede

    i slather my face with coconut oil at night and wake u with incredibly evenly toned and glowing skin. I also use witch hazel as my daily cleanser (with a cotton ball).

  • Ghazaleh Kermaani

    I need to try coconut oil. I typically just add more moisturizer in the winter time. My winter routine:

  • Guest

    Great tips! I keep my skin hydrated in the winter by drinking a lot of water and using a little bit of olive oil to lightly moisturize my skin.

  • Kate

    I sip water all day. My favorite is Metro Mint peppermint flavored water. I also use Trader Joe’s lavender scented oil on my skin as soon as I get out of the shower. It smells heavenly!

  • sayjayT

    Is it still safe to put oil on your face if you have blemishes? If so, how many times a week? What kind would be ideal?

    I drink lots of water but need suggestions to deal with breakouts and dry winter effects.

    • Safa

      U can use a small amount of coconut oil mixed with essential oils and apply twice a week at night. X

  • Ashley McDougall

    I need to try coconut oil but i’m always so worried that my face will break out (tends to happen when I step outside of my regular skincare routine.) My skin is getting dry though and it does seem like a good remedy

    • Gill Stivey

      I have recently had to change my skincare regime as the place where I work gets quite warm, and so my skin was getting more spots than normal. I still use olive oil, just have to be aware of what my skin is doing. I have also switched to non oil based skincare and it was been amazing. My skin is toned, even, soft. And no more breakouts!!! Also keep drinking water, and have times where you can really relax. :)

  • Terrie Dawson

    Our skin needs more care in winters and these winter skin remedies are extremely good. Oil on face sounds odd but I would to like follow it on my face.

  • Bhumi Upadhyay

    I am an Indian and we use coconut oil forever and everywhere. Coconut oil is the best remedy for hair & skin. There is no harm at all. It’s natural oil and it works wonderfully in every season; however, it may not work with oily skin. In this case you can use almond oil.

  • Gill Stivey

    I exfoliate and moisturise, but olive oil is amazing. Put it on your face and lines disappear!!! Leave it on for a few minutes and it’s great on your hair too : )

  • Gill Stivey

    Not that I have any lines, just one under my eye when I’m tired…but the olive oil takes care of that! :)

  • Jessica

    I was debating all the claims on the internet about coconut oil but this sums it up perfect for me, I trust what i see here lol always! Thanks Lauren!

  • donna

    ladies, try organic Rosehip Oil… its amazing! clears all blemishes on your skin, leaves your skin looking dewy and soft and also evens out skin tone

    • Fatima Shafique

      does it clear blemishes…then i should buy it…if someone’s cheeks are all gone dark black with blemishes, will it cure it ? or it only works on few dots of blemish? thanks

      • Safa

        with time it should cure even the last trace of blemishes. Just make sure to eat clean and have 8 or more glasses of water a day. Good luck. x

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    During the winter months, I swear by Argan Oil for my dry skin. As summer approaches, find out how you can use Argan Oil in many other beneficial ways to stay beautiful and glowing.

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  • mariajohnson

    During winters skin get dry and itchy and hence we need to take special care of our skin during that time. Its important that you use the good moisturizer and oil for your skin. Also you need to prevent wrinkles to occur on your face during winter.

  • Lisa Hill

    Very less people are aware about the effects of oiling and diet in the formation of a healthy skin. Skin brightening does not necessarily mean applying a lot of makeup and creams it entails beauty personified from within via a healthy and happy body.

  • Nicole

    Humidifier! Using a basic humidifier in the winter makes all the difference for me. Not only does it help keep my skin (I have sever eczema) it also is a great decongestant. you can add eucalyptus oil or teat tree, personally I love rosewater and eucalyptus! It’s cheap and pays off in the long run

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