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The Social Sunday Team’s Tips for Keeping Skin Healthy and Hydrated All Year Long

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Can you believe 2020 is actually here? This new year is sure to be full of love, laughter, and excitement (seriously, if you thought 2019 was awesome, buckle up). To get you prepped for the excitement sure to come, the Social Sunday team is sharing our tips and tricks to keep skin hydrated all year long. Keep reading for more, and don't forget to share your skin routine with us in the comments! 
    
Stefanie Dyga - Blog Editor and Copywriter
I have combination skin, so keeping my skin both oil-free and hydrated is a huge priority. I always make sure to moisturize RIGHT after a shower to lock in as much moisture as possible. After taking off all of my makeup with micellar water and facial wipes, I mix e.l.f. Antioxidant Booster Drops with my holy grail Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel and let that absorb. I top it off with Mario Badescu Facial Spray for an extra dose of H2O, and boom, I'm ready for a good night’s sleep. Another thing I do is wash my pillow cases regularly; you'd be surprised how much harmful dirt and bacteria build up on the daily!
  
Sylvie Eskridge - Graphic Designer
DRINK MORE WATER! There is no better hydration for the biggest organ on your body (skin) than water! In the winter, people tend to drink less because they aren’t as hot/feel as dehydrated, so I think it’s a bit easier to get your daily water intake during warmer seasons, but if anything you should drink MORE water in the winter. I can always tell a difference in my skin the day after drinking 3-4 liters of water; it’s pretty crazy what something so simple does. But in addition to that, I use 100% squalane oil from The Ordinary and Cerave PM moisturizer. Good ol’ drugstore brand Cerave has worked for me for over five years, and I have yet to find one that yields better results -- specifically the nighttime one. I use it year-round, morning and night. When I combine those products, I always wake up feeling fresh and plump!
  
Melissa Garcia - Blog Contributor
Philosophy products are my holy grail skincare products. I have been using their Hope In a Jar moisturizer for my entire life, and it keeps my skin hydrated and smooth. For those extra dry areas I use Aquaphor! It is a lifesaver for dry patches and keeps your lips soft even in the middle of winter.
   
Jasmine Tang - Blogging Intern
An overnight sleeping face mask does wonders. Who doesn’t want to start the day off with baby smooth, glowy skin? I’ve been using the Bliss Green Tea Wonder Mask every other night. The mask itself is super cooling on the skin and smells AMAZING. It does feel a bit tacky on the skin upon application, but after five minutes, the tackiness resides and I’m ready for my beauty sleep. I’ve been using it for a month and it has been clearing up my acne without drying out my skin! I also notice smaller pores when I wake up, which is a huge bonus.
 

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