BY: Lively Staff

December 13, 2018

5 Ways to Prep Your Skin for Winter

Winter is coming! (Sound familiar?!) And along with it comes dry, dull, flaky skin – the worst! Indoor heat, cool winter winds, and chilly temps can all contribute to these issues. Plus, flaky skin can clog pores and even contribute to blemishes and dullness. 

But fear not, friends, at Vital Proteins we want to help you prep your skin for winter with 5 super-easy tips, so you can have soft, supple skin year-round!

Invest in a Super-Hydrating Moisturizer 

Hydration is your best friend in the winter, and there’s no better way to keep your skin supple and flake-free than investing in a super-hydrating moisturizer. Not only do moisturizers prevent skin dehydration (which can lead to dead skin cells and clogged pores!), but they also act as a protecting layer between your skin and those harsh winter winds! Look for ingredients such as Hyaluronic Acid, which draws water to the skin, keeping it smooth, soft, and hydrated.

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Slough Off Dead Skin Cells with an Exfoliant

Add an exfoliant to your weekly routine to keep dead skin cells at bay and prevent those pore-clogging flakes from doing any damage. Opt for a non-abrasive scrub or an exfoliating brush for a healthy glow! (P.S. Our Beef Gelatin, when combined with natural exfoliators such as sugar and oats, makes an amazing exfoliating scrub!)

Try Using an Oil-Based Cleanser for Everyday Use

Have you ever heard the old saying, fight fire with fire? If you have oil-prone skin in the winter, this may be a sign that your skin is too dry. Your body may produce even more oil because it lacks hydration. Oil-based cleansers can be the perfect solution – they give your skin the hydration it craves without clogging pores. Definitely worth a try this winter!

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Protect Your Skin with SPF (Yes, Even in the Winter!)

Sure, it may not seem like you’re getting any sun damage behind those dreary winter clouds, but actually UVA and UVB rays still penetrate the clouds and can do serious damage to your skin, such as contributing to skin cancer and aging. Adding SPF to your daily routine now will lead to fewer wrinkles and help prevent sun spots, so you’re not only prepping your skin for this winter, but many to come!

Add Vital Proteins Collagen Beauty Greens to Your Diet

Even though prepping your skin on the outside is important, moisturizing from the inside out is the easiest way to promote collagen formation and increase your skin’s moisture level. Our Collagen Beauty Greens keep skin smooth, supple, and can help heal skin and reduce redness from the inside out! Our Beauty Greens have our Marine Collagen plus five different raw organic greens that are loaded with Vitamin A and probiotics – which are amazing ingredients for clear, blemish-free, and moisturized skin! Oh and did I mention they also contain a whopping 80mg of Hyaluronic Acid? The Hyaluronic Acid helps lock in moisture from the inside out, meaning your skin will stay plump and hydrated. Throw a scoop of Collagen Beauty Greens in your morning smoothie (or check out our recipe blog!) to help keep your skin in tip-top shape for winter.

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