Winter Skin Care Tips

It’s a bit chilly this morning here in San Antonio, Texas! Know doubt when temperatures drop, there is less humidity, more wind, we are cranking up the heater, and it’s like the moisture in our skin just vanishes. It’s no fun putting your makeup on dry, flaky skin. It feels rough, looks dull, and doesn’t glow. To help keep that skin nice and soft in this cooler weather, here are some tips for ya. These are the things you’ll need (think of it as your “winter skin” kit):

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Skin brush-You can get these anywhere! Give yourself a nice brushing from the neck down before you shower, this will loosen up the dead skin cells and any flakiness you may have. Give a few more strokes to your knees, elbows, & shoulders. It also increases circulation!
Body scrub-Use this in the shower 2-3x weekly, it’ll keep the dryness from reoccurring.
Moisturizing soap-Body wash, bar soap, what ever you prefer, be sure to switch over to a moisturizing one.
Cream cleanser-For your face, use more of a creamy based cleanser. Foamy cleansers usually have something in it for clarifying the skin that would dry you out even more and make your skin feel very tight.
Lip balm-Don’t forget your lips, they need attention too! Who wants to kiss peeling, flaking lips? I know I don’t! You can even exfoliating them with your toothbrush when you brush your teeth also helps.
Water-Increase your water intake, this will help your skin feel hydrated and of course it’s good for you!
Moisturizer-Lather up your body when it’s still a little dewy after your shower, pores are still open and will drink that moisturizer right up. Don’t forget about knees and elbows either, those can get pretty dry if neglected too.  As for your face, be sure to tone, and then moisturize.
Keep that skin looking fresh and smooth all day! Stay warm! 
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Beauty Writer & Lifestyle Blogger April M. Monterrosa is a Proud Latina from San Antonio, Texas, a Military wife, the mama of a dachshund, a licensed Cosmetologist of 18 years, Owner of The Lil Spa Room, & a Nuskin Skin Care Distributor. With beauty & blogging being such passions, Shine Beautifully was born. Shine Beautifully will feature beauty tips, home remedies, quotes, poetry, recipes, personal stories, travel adventures, & an array of other topics. Don’t forget to subscribe!

Tips for Puffy Eyes & Dark Circles

TIPS FOR PUFFY EYES & DARK CIRCLES

CUCUMBERS for dark eye circles: Applied to the skin around the eyes can help reduce the appearance of dark circles & puffiness. Cucumber slices help to lighten the skin and also have a soothing, refreshingly cool sensation when applied. (Great after staring at a computer all day)

VITAMIN E: Take a capsule, carefully pierce it with a clean needle, dab a bit of the oil on your fingertip, & pat it into the skin under your eyes.

COLD WASHCLOTH: Soaked in cold water & place over eye area. Cold water helps to constrict the blood vessels under the eyes and can also reduce puffiness.

TEA BAGS: Take a used tea bag (black, green or white), after it has cooled, and apply it to the skin under your eyes. Lay down while you do this – otherwise, it’s hard to get the tea bag to stick. Leave in place for about 10 minutes. Make sure wring out the tea bag just a bit so tea cant get into your eyes.

TRUE FACE IDEAL EYE CREAM: Instantly brightens the under-eye area, softening the appearance of dark circles and fatigue. Immediately reduces the appearance of eye puffiness for a smooth, refreshed look. Helps to reduce the look of dark circles.

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