Hello friends, and happy Saturday! It’s November, and my skin is in panic mode. The winter wind has sucked the moisture out of the air, and my skin is dry, cracked, and in need of a little TLC. Check out the following skincare tips to avoid having sore, dry skin as we get stuck in another icy Ohio winter!
i. Gentle Cleansers and Exfoliators
Your skin deserves a smooth, gentle cleanser that leaves it feeling soft and restored. Abrasive cleaners simply make your skin feel tight and scratchy. They’re not a great choice when your skin has to fend off the cold every time you walk outside.
Recommendations: Paula’s Choice Moisture Boost Cleanser
ii. Hydrating Moisturizer
Trust me when I say that you don’t want your skin to crack open. Just as a great Burt’s Bees lip balm will do wonders for your lips, a rich, hydrating moisturizer will do the same thing for your skin.
Recommendations: Clarens Hydra-Essential Gel / Clinique Moisture Surge / Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream
iii. Remember Your Sunscreen
UV rays are still harmful in the winter months, especially if they’re reflecting off of snow and ice. Sun damage can cause wrinkles, dryness, sunspots, and eventually skin cancer if you get enough unprotected exposure to the sun’s rays.
Recommendations: Elizabeth Arden Great 8 Daily Defense Moisturizer
iv. Lip Care
Chapped lips are no fun, but it’s a good thing that Burt’s Bees has you covered all winter long. My favorite moisturizer is their new Lip Shimmer with vitamin E and peppermint oil. These lip balms are 100% natural and provide a moisturizing lip tint that has a smooth texture and can be applied alone or over your lipstick.
Recommendations: Burt’s Bees Lip Shimmer / Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream / Vaseline (a great moisture mask for extremely dry, chapped lips)
v. Get a Humidifier
The best part about a humidifier is that it moisturizes your skin without you even having to do anything. A humidifier is a great way to control the environment in your home and the state of your skin. Humidifiers help increase the air hydration levels by forcing moisture into the air. This is beneficial because it moisturizes the outer most layer of the skin, preventing the surface’s natural oils from drying up and causing painful, chapped skin.
Recommendations: Homedics Personal Humidifier / Bell and Howell Cool Mist Humidifier
Last but not least, don’t forget to moisturize and take care of the rest of your body! Dry skin is a common occurrence in the winter, but if you take the necessary precautions you may never have to deal with it! See you all next week for some more self-care tips!