Winter can cause your skin to look and feel less than soft. With harsh winter winds, stinging cold air, and drying temperatures, your skin can start to look and feel dirtier than ever before. If you are one of those people, who not matter how hard you try, you just can’t seem to get your skin feeling quite as clean as you would like, try this skin care routine: it won’t disappoint.
- Makeup Remover
If you don’t wear makeup, you clearly can skip this step. However, if you do wear makeup, it’s important to use an alcohol based makeup remover in order to get off any eye makeup that might otherwise find residence on your eyelids for the long haul.
If you’re the type of person who uses one bar of soap for your body, skin, and hair, it’s time to rethink this decision. Bar soaps can rid your skin of the natural oils that help regulate it and prevent things like acne. However, if you use a facial cleanser that’s designed for your skin type (oily, normal, or dry) then you can help to wash your face without causing it any sort of additional harm. When cleansing your skin, try to use a mild temperature of water and gently pat your skin dry with a washcloth or towel.
All of that dead skin accumulating around your nose isn’t going to go anywhere unless you do something about it. By using a facial exfoliator (face scrub) you can help to remove dead skin and speed up the production of new, collagen filled skin on your face.
As one of the last steps in the cleaning process, using a facial toner across your face— focusing on the T-zone— will help to ensure that you really are getting rid of all of the dirt that may have built up. Simply put a little bit of toner on a cotton pad and gently rub it around face, avoiding the eyes.
By following these four tips, you can help to get your skin feeling cleaner than ever before!
To learn more about skin care, contact our office today and schedule an appointment with Dr. Stockton.