As the weather changes and the seasons progress, our skin undergoes quite a few changes itself. Indoor heating, whipping winds and dry outside air aren't exactly friendly to our sensitive skin, and can lead to flakes, irritation and one of our least fave skin issues: major dullness. The good news? You can fight back against this nasty winter woe by taking a few precautions. We're sharing our top four today!
Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize
The key to glowing skin? An amazing moisturizer. If you can find one that also brightens your skin while replenishing its natural moisture, even better. We're currently crushing on Joanna Vargas' Daily Hydrating Cream for its anti-aging properties and its skin brightening skills. Did we mention it smells great too? We call that a triple skin threat.
Seek out a serum
Fight back against dull, lackluster winter skin and prevent aging at the same time with a targeted serum this season. Our new fave? Tata Harper Rejuvenating Serum. This award-winning anti-aging collagen treatment combats visible signs of aging, prevents future ones and restores skin's natural glow. Oh, and it's made from 100% natural ingredients!
Say bye bye to flakes
A big cause of dull skin? A lack of exfoliation. Think about it: Over the course of winter, your skin is exposed to lots of drying and if you never slough away those flakes and dry patches, glowing skin is never going to come to the surface. Banish any dullness by exfoliating weekly using a gentle formula that won't irritate your skin. EVE LOM's Rescue Mask decongests, conditions, softens and exfoliates skin in 15-20 minutes.
For those of you who aren't into masks, facial towelettes like Yes To Grapefruit's Brightening wipes are the perfect easy option. These babies cleanse, exfoliate and brighten!
Seek professional help
No, not that kind. We're talking about facials! A monthly (or seasonal, if you're on a budget) facial can work wonders on dull skin. These skin-quenching treatments can combat any and all skin troubles you're experiencing to help unveil your natural, glowing skin. The best part? You can often find a facial that's fully customized to your unique skin type, depending on which spa you go to, so while you're combatting dullness, you can also address any other skin concerns you might have.