Winter is infamous for being harsh on your skin. Between the cold temperature and the dry air, your skin can become parched. I have four great tips to help you save your skin this winter. If you're like me, you can get overwhelmed with all the things you need to do, throw up your hands, and do nothing. But don't worry, these tips are simple.
The most overlooked but most important tip is to keep your skin exfoliated. When dead skin cells pile up on top of each other, no amount of oil or lotion will penetrate that barrier. The best thing you can do is exfoliate. This is especially important for your legs, feet, and hands. Use an exfoliator weekly in the shower or bath, and you're all set. I recommend my Rose Sugar Scrub, a sugar based scrub that will quickly and easily get rid of those pesky skin cells.
Faces need exfoliating too. For that, you should use something gentle. The Apple and Poppy Seed Skin Polisher Mask uses both a mild chemical exfoliant, fruit acids, and a physical exfoliant, poppy seeds. A weekly use will have your face looker brighter and healthier.
Here's the one you've been thinking of and one you already do. Use a cream or body oil to moisturize right out of the shower. Lotions and creams can be applied any time throughout the day. This is because they contain water and water is definitely needed to keep your skin hydrated. Sweetest Day Body Cream leaves you smelling and feeling amazing.
Body oils on the other hand need to be applied as soon as you get out of the bath or shower. They lock in moisture by sealing your skin, so you have to make sure there is moisture there that needs sealing. My body oils quickly absorb to make your skin feel moisturized and glowing.
3. Don't forget your lips
Lips also benefit from exfoliating and moisturizing. My Lip Plumping Mask is a weekly treatment to exfoliate and hydrate.
Have you heard the myth that if you use too much lip balm, your lips will become dependent on it? I'm happy to report that is not true. Lip balms as well as my lipsticks add and seal in moisture for a long lasting, beautiful smile.
4. In case of emergencies
You all know what I'm talking about. You've over washed your hands or you get a cold, and suddenly EVERYTHING is chapped and dry. (By the way, I suggest placing lotion or hand cream right next to your soap at the sink.) Skin Saver Balm to the rescue! This little jar of salve will help heal you in these kinds of emergency situations.
Now you have four critical ways to help save your skin this winter. It wasn't too hard was it? Exfoliate, moisturize, pay attention to your lips, and have a back up emergency plan on hand. This is definitely better than letting winter win.