Like sands through the hourglass, so are the days of our lives… and the effect of the weather on our skin! To ensure your skin looks smoking hot no matter how frigidly cold the weather gets, Margot Grant Witz – a trusted confidant to celebs like Brooke Shields, Natalie Portman and Kate Hudson as well as the Beauty Director at Elizabeth Grant Skincare – breaks down 5 popular winter skincare myths to ensure you know fact from fiction when it comes to winter beauty.
MYTH: “I don’t need to wash my face. I’m not wearing makeup, it’s cold and I haven’t been sweating or anything!”
FACT: Even if you’ve been makeup free on a chilly day, dirt, oil and environmental residue can clog your pores and lead to break outs. Even grosser: when you lay on those cozy pillows of yours, that dirt is transferred, ready to breed bacteria, a pore clogging culprit.
MYTH: “I’m broke and can’t afford quality skincare.”
FACT: Sure, some quality skincare products are expensive, but they don’t have to be. Just be sure to look for the right active ingredients like Collagen to firm, a combination of Salicylic Acid & Glycolic Acid to get rid of and prevent blemishes and Vitamin C to refresh and even skintone.
MYTH: “I have good genes, I don’t need a skincare routine.”
FACT: While good genes do go a long way, taking care of your skin makes the good genes last, making sure that the harmful effects of nature don’t take their toll on your skin.
MYTH: “My skin feels tight because it’s cold out.”
FACT: Your skin may feel cold because of the weather, but if it feels tight it’s because your face is stripped of its natural oils. What does that mean? It means you need to moisturize! If you don’t, fine lines may be more noticeable and your skin may break out.