The beast of winter is here and it’s ready to ravage your skin. It’s relentless in it’s quest to make skin dry, itchy, and all around uncomfortable. There are a couple of reasons for this. When we crank up our heaters, the skin naturally dries out. Plus moving from heated environment to chillingly cold ones, can chap the skin, make it look blotchy, and every lady knows that the drier your face looks, the older it looks.
Here are some tips and old standby favorites that will keep you at ultimate hydration.
Avoid bar soaps in the shower. They contain surfactants, which are drying.
A body oil treatment, like Neutrogena’s is fresh smelling and quenching. Put it on in the shower and feel smooth all day.
Target dry spots with Josie Maran’s Argan Oil, which will help repair the skin’s moisture barrier.
A thick night cream is a must. An emollient cream like Jurlique’s Herbal Recovery Night Cream will revitalize your countenance.
If you’re feeling a bit drab, you’ll want a cream that brightens dulls winter skin and diminishes the appearance of dark spots. Aveda Enbrightenment Correcting Lotion should do the trick.
How do those cuticles look? If you’re not having them pampered by a manicurist, moisturize and soften them with Burt’s Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream to prevent nasty hangnails.
Pack a chap stick. Cracking and peeling lips can be painful, and the more chapped they are, the more we tend to lick. Keep chap stick like Alba Botanica’s coconut cream nearby —your lips will thank you, and it will remind your nose of summer.
Lastly, while it’s not skin—don’t neglect your hair. It can dry out just the same. Use a hair mask, like Bumble and Bumble’s Quenching Mask once a week, and your stands will bounce and shine.