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I know I shared a few recent additions to my beauty routine last week and you may have noticed it was all about moisture! With winter in full effect and the crazy wind in Chicago my skin has been getting really sensitive and red. Anyone else? It’s actually never happened to me before so I’m not sure if it’s me getting older, my skin changing post baby or something else all together. I thought I would share a fews ways I’ve been trying to defend against the redness and treat my sensitive winter skin before it shows up!
Don’t Shower Or Wash Your Face In Hot Water
I know a long, steaming hot shower sounds great after coming in from the frigid temperatures and snow but that hot water actually strips your skin of it’s outside barrier and oils and can dry you out even quicker. I try to only wash my face once a day and use lukewarm water when I do!
Incorporate Foods That Help Reduce Redness
This is a great one I hadn’t ever tried before but have really seen help! Carrots, sweet potatoes and broccoli are packed with antioxidants that hydrate your skin and are the perfect winter vegetables to incorporate into your diet. I’ve been roasting them and adding them into wraps, using as a side dish or even just tossing in vinaigrette and having for lunch!
Use A Humidifier
Using an at home humidifier can bring moisture back into your skin while you’re sleeping. We originally started using one when we had Zain and then realized it would be a great idea for us too. We also realized how amazing a white noise machine was once we had Zain and totally reccomend you trying it—magical! We turn ours on when we get in bed and it’s a great contrast to the unavoidable dry outdoor cold.
Locking in that moisture and remembering to hydrate your skin often can go a long way. Since I wash my hands and face so frequently (hello, Zain!) I try to make sure to always have a good moisturizer on hand. I try to keep this Aveeno Ultra-Calming Moisturizer on everyday and love that it also has SPF 30. It actually helps strengthen that skin moisture barrier and the SPF ingredients are 100% naturally sourced. It’s helped reduce the redness around my nose and chin area a lot since starting which has a lot to do with it’s Feverfew® and Nourishing Oat ingredients!
Use The Right Cleanser
Winter is probably not the best time to use a harsh exfoliating face wash. You don’t want to strip too much from your skin and this new Aveeno Ultra-Calming Hydrating Gel Cleanser has been a life saver! It removes my makeup, oil and buildup without stripping that moisture barrier from my face and doesn’t leave me feeling dry at all. I use it once a day at nighttime before I go to bed and have seen a lot of improvement in the dryness and redness of my skin in those problem areas!
I know I’ve talked about Aveeno many times on the blog before (love them—we use the body wash, shampoo, conditioner, you name it!) but this new sensitive line has been a godsend. You can grab it at your local Walgreens and please let me know if you try it! I think they work really well together and have helped my redness so much.
Hope you are all staying warm and cheers to Friday!