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Winter Dry Skin Care

Winter has arrived with a vengeance in southern Illinois.  The temperature has dropped to a bitter zero degrees. ZERO! No moisture in the air only adds to the dry skin feel. Here are my top five winter dry skin care tips.

Whether you have dry or oily skin, live in Alaska, southern Illinois, or Florida, your skin must be protected  from the dry, colder weather. You don’t need any expensive products, Clarisonics, or professional skin treatment to achieve healthy skin, simply follow these tips and you will have your skin looking glossier than ever.

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Top five winter dry skin care tips:

  • When washing your face always wash in lukewarm water to open your pores, when finished soak a clean washcloth in cold water and apply to your face. This closes your pores to avoid dirt or makeup to sneak it’s way in after your deep cleansing.
  • Moisturize time, whether you use lotion or expensive skin creams, make sure you’re moisturizing immediately after your shower and/or washing your face. However, over exfoliating can remove your skin’s essential oils, and cause more damage than it does good.
  • Drink Water. I know, you hear this all the time. I’m not your health coach; however, drinking at least 50 oz of water each day will keep your winter dry skin and your body hydrated. It’s a win, win!
  • Purchase a humidifier. The cold air will cause your skin to need a pick-me-up and needs more natural moisture. This will guarantee your skin will never become excessively dry. Place one in your room and ta-da! Natural moisture.

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  • Overnight Moisturize. This tip is completely different from daytime moisturizing, once you’ve removed your makeup for the day or rinsing your face before bed, load up on moisturizer. Honestly, as weird as it sounds, get your face as greasy as possible, overnight moisturizing is the most important step to avoid dry, flaky skin in the morning.  Juno oil by Sunday Riley is a best-seller for a reason. It’s a restoring yet gentle face oil you can use overnight, meaning that by the time you wake up – your skin will be healthy, hydrated, and issues like dryness, dullness, and breakouts, will be diminished! 

You don’t have to dread cold temperatures in southern Illinois with these winter dry skin care tips. Simply follow these steps and your skin will be smooth and moisturized.

If you would like to book your own session or meet to talk about a session, please call Susan at 314-282-5632, email her at susan@susanwillisphotography.com, or click on the “CONTACT” link on the menu bar.

Southern Illinois Photographer, Susan Willis is a professional photographer specializing in high school senior and modern portrait photography. Based in Murphysboro, Susan travels throughout southern Illinois, St. Louis, MO, and surrounding areas to capture the uniqueness of YOU! Susan also does destination sessions in Charleston, SC; Nashville, TN; Tampa, FL; Tuscon, AZ and beyond.

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