Battling Dry Winter Skin
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
The temperatures are starting to drop and the battle against dry winter skin has begun. I don't really have to change my skincare routine up for the seasons. I seem to have perfected it for my skin type. These are some of the products and tips I have for you.
1. A good moisture rich body wash, free of any harsh chemicals. I love the Raw Shea Butter one from SheaMoisture! It is full of rich ingredients that are wonderful for your skin and smells amazing.
2. One of the best changes I made was switching from using a traditional shaving cream to using coconut oil instead. I used to get little bumps sometimes when shaving and my skin would be really dry but since making the switch no bumps and I don't even have to put on moisturizer on and my skin is perfectly hydrated.
3. Dry body brushing! I can't stress this enough! This helps exfoliate your skin and get rid of any any dry or rough skin as well as help all the products you use afterwards work better. I wrote a whole post on the benefits of dry brushing a little while ago you can check that out here. You can purchase a brush here.
4. Body oil as a moisturizer after the shower. I'm loving this one from Nuxe. It smells great and doesn't leave your body feeling oily or greasy. Better yet, it's a multi-purpose oil that can be used for your face, body, and hair.
5. The most important tip, and the one you've probably heard a thousand times. Drink your water! I know it can be hard to drink cold water when it's freezing outside. Try drinking warm water with some lemon in it! Just make sure you are fully hydrated, otherwise it will start to show in your skin.
6. Every now and then if I'm out in the cold for an extended period of time or other extenuating circumstances I do end up with dry spots. For a quick fix I apply some of this Alba Un-petroleum. It isn't made of petrochemicals like regular petroleum jelly and also won't clog your pores. I use it on my face overnight for extra hydration sometimes as well as anywhere else that needs a little moisture rescue.
Hope this helps!