Thank you Clarin’s for sponsoring this “5 EASY TIPS FOR GLOWING SKIN IN WINTER” post but as always all opinions are my own. There are affiliate links, which means I might get a few pennies thrown my way.
Photos by Chelsea Rochelle and Elizabeth Looney
Since fall is coming I can definitely see my skin taking the hit. I already struggle with dry skin so I always can see any little bit of dehydration in my skin. As a working mom of two littles, I often find myself looking run down. It’s hard to find that “me time” to take care of myself so with no sleep, my skin usually takes the beating. It’s (me time) definitely something you have to carve out for yourself.
Our skin is our biggest organ, and it’s the largest and fastest growing organ. Our skin is our shield, think of all the abuse it takes from the sun, heat and cold alone. It protects us to help fight illness and disease. Now, I’m no expert but here are a few tips for glowing skin I try to live by:
- Exfoliating your skin. Exfoliating your skin increases blood circulation and that aids in helping you achieve healthy, glowing skin. Removing dry/dead skin cells on your skin surface refreshes your skin and helps makeup go on smoother as well.
- Spray Tan. Ya’ll know your girl loves a spray tan. I always feel much prettier when my girl Joule comes over and sprays me. My insta fam is always asking about my makeup when I am rocking the spray tan. If you live in the Nashville area, you HAVE to book Joule. She’s literally the best ever. You can always rely on a good spray tan or self tanner to give you an amazing faux glow temporarily. Or do it every week to maintain, just make sure to exfoliate beforehand or it’ll look patchy.
- Drink tons of water and eat your veggies. Have you guys ever seen the video of the woman documenting the change in her skin just by drinking water? Astonishing. I mean it’s pretty self-explanatory but the benefits of eating and drinking healthy alone are ridiculous. There is also a study that drinking 500 milliliters of water increased blood flow to the skin. Also what you eat can help your skin too. Researchers have discovered that eating certain foods in your diet can help fight against your skin issues by turning off inflammatory genes and helping your body build healthy tissues.
- Get some rest. So not sure if you knew this but your body enhances blood flow to your skin while you sleep, which helps you wake up a healthier glow. When you are tight on sleep, your skin looks lifeless and dull. Sleep deprivation can cause a decrease in blood flow to the skin that encloses your face.
- SKINCARE! A good skin care routine is so important. I was recently introduced a new product in my skin care routine. I have used Clarin’s Lotus oil for years but recently since my skin has been SO dehydrated I started the Blue Orchid in the morning & I’m in love. The blue orchid soothes your skin, the shea butter nourishes your skin, the cucumber calms, the horsetail extract tones and firms, the linden extract promotes suppleness and the peanut maintains skin’s moisture level. It also offers protection against the harmful effects of sun, dehydration and pollution. It helps prevent aging and also moisturizes the skin, along with promoting skin radiance and elasticity. Carin’s is available in department stores and specialty stores nationwide.
Sooo in closing take care of that skin and see THIS makeup tutorial of mine for glow makeup. If you’re wondering how to keep that glow in winter, make sure to keep hydrated & use your serums!