How to Take Care of Your Skin in Winter
Celebrity groomer Amy Komorowski shares her top tips to weather the winter weather
Hi again, Wondercadian! I’m Amy Komorowski and I’m so happy to be back with you to help you craft a skincare routine that will keep you healthy — and glowing — through cold weather, especially wintertime.
In my job as a professional groomer, I work with actors, musicians and artists for magazine photoshoots, commercials and more. As you can imagine, I’m constantly peppered with questions about skincare; today I took 3 of the most frequently asked FAQs (Neil Note: Amy, those are MFA FAQs!) — 2 of them that I get this time of year, and a third I get all the time.
Q: Winter brings chapped lips. Some people swear by lip balm, others say it makes chapped lips worse. What’s your verdict?
A: Lip balm is a must, but avoid ones with salicylic acid and peppermint. Not only does lip balm feel good, it also provides relief during the dry winter months by adding moisture. Yes, you may have to apply throughout the day, but letting your lips just fend for themselves isn’t the answer.
Recommended products: La Mer Lip Balm, Kiehl’s Lip Balm
Q: We all get dry, itchy skin in the winter. What’s the best way to treat it?
A: Now is the time to incorporate a body oil and richer cream or body balm for the body. The mixing of the two works wonders to lock in moisture and ensure your skin will stay hydrated all day.
Recommended products: Kiehl’s Creme de Corps, May Lindstrom Skin Body Oil, Augustinus Bader Body Cream
Q: How do I get rid of dark circles under my eyes?
A: Dark circles are usually hereditary but there are a few things you can do to “wake up” and revitalize the under-eye area. Eye gel masks help to reduce puffiness and brighten up the under-eye area.
Recommended products: Jaxon Lane, 111Skin, Knesko
Bonus! Using cooling face globes is also one of my favorite ways to minimize puffiness, stimulate blood circulation and reduce inflammation.
Recommended product: Sundree
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