Top 5 Tips to Balanced Skin in The New Year
The holiday season may be coming to an end but that doesn’t mean Winter Skin isn’t still a thing! Last time we checked in, we broke down all the details of what it is, how it happens and how to send it packing in our Guide to Beating Winter Skin Blog but we’re here to share even more tips and tricks to get your complexion extra glowing and balanced as we enter the New Year. Check out our Top 5 skin-balancing glow-to’s below:
2. FOCUS ON GENTLE EXFOLIATION
Exfoliation doesn’t just promote instant smoothness and brightening, it’s also crucial in sloughing off buildup like dead skin cells and excess oil that can be compromising radiance and prevent your moisturizer from fully nourishing dry, tired-looking skin. Gentle chemical exfoliants like Mandelic Acid (an AHA), Salicylic Acid ( a BHA) and even the mega-hydrating Gluconolactone (a PHA) won’t just slough off those dry patches, they’ll improve overall skin tone and luminosity.
3. INCORPORATE NIACINAMIDE
Niacinamide is one of those “does it all” ingredients: brightening, calms redness, helps minimize enlarged pores – you name it. This superstar antioxidant is the easiest way to help balance skin’s natural barrier while defending it from damaging environmental stressors like free radicals that can leave your complexion looking dull and tired.
4. UP YOUR EXERCISE GAME
Just like hydration, happy, healthy-looking skin starts with some lifestyle upgrades. Whether it’s a morning walk, some yoga or a full-on workout, the benefits of daily exercise won’t just boost your overall health, it boosts circulation and helps the body naturally release skin-compromising toxins for an enviable glow.
Pro-Tip: Give your skin a little workout, too! Using a jade roller, gua sha or just massaging with your fingers after one of our face masks will make a lasting impact on skin firmness and radiance.
5. BE CONSISTENT
The saying “consistency is key” may sound cliché but it’s true. A consistent routine in life can improve how you feel while a consistent skincare routine helps you maintain how you look. Our skin faces harmful aggressors every day but you can easily offset the damaging effects with a solid skincare routine packed with daily-defender ingredients like antioxidants and fatty acids designed to keep your skin barrier calm, balanced and ready to tackle the day.
Whether it’s Winter Skin or just some pesky seasonal skin concerns, there are ways to maintain balance and glow – don’t worry! Were any of our tips above already in your rotation or are there any others that are your absolute go-to’s? Tell us all about it in the comments below or on Instagram @karunaskin
Written by Ryan Nelson