I’d love believe that with over half of February behind us, Old Man Winter is making his retreat… but these weekly (and sometimes twice weekly) snowstorms and cold weather tell a different story. So until I can start thinking about packing away the the heavy coat and switching to something light and springy, my winter skincare routine is in full effect.
Here are my top 5 winter skincare quick tips:
- Go easy on the heat.
Hot water dries out your skin, so suds up with lukewarm water instead.
- Time the moisturizer.
Apply moisturizer immediately after washing your face while it’s still damp; it will absorb moisture better.
- Don’t ditch the sunscreen.
There are less hours of sunlight each day, but winter sun combined with snow glare can still damage skin.
- Switch to a heavier moisturizer.
The same light moisturizer that gets you through the summer might not cut it in the winter. Switch to a heavier cream to combat winter dryness.
- Let your skin glow.
Shed that layer of dull, dead skin by using an exfoliating mask to smooth and add a natural glow.
Keeping those tips in mind, I recently tried out Clayspray, a clay mask in a spray. The Clayspray line consists of five different masks, each addressing a specific skin care concern: Pore Refining, Skin Brightening, Glow, Toning and Mattifying.
I considered the different options and decided on Glow because wheres my skin is oily in the summer, it tends to be dry during the winter.
It comes out like a gel shaving cream. I like that I didn’t have to fumble with a tube–it’s very convenient to apply.
After I sat with the mask on for a few minutes while it dried, I was able to easily rinse it off — and the results? My skin felt softer, refreshed and had a noticeable glow. Most clay masks have a drying effect because they work to draw out impurities and environmental toxins from deep within your pores. But Clayspray also deposits moisture and nutrients to your skin, which makes it different from regular clay masks. It’s awesome because that means I don’t have to follow up my clay mask with a moisturizing mask like I normally do in the winter.
The clay is sourced from the Irene Mine in Spain’s Iberian Peninsula where it has been protected from pollution and contamination for thousands of years.
To find Clayspray, visit: www.pharmaclay.com