The winter months are brutal and cold which makes getting dressed a constant struggle for us living on east coast but we are doing it to protect us from the elements (We can’t walk around naked…anymore!) It is undeniable that during this time of year we are all out looking for a great moisturizer. From creams to lotions, to scrubs, there is a plethora of options to keep your skin hydrated and healthy looking. How about we take a look into the reasons that are causing these problems.
1. Sun Damage
No matter how hot or how cold it is, the sun is always out and its rays are always damaging to your skin. Always remember to wear SPF! Sun damage from excessive exposure during the summer months can also leave you having dry skin during the winter. Our faces are the most exposed so using a daily moisturizer is a must! We are also constantly licking our lips causing them to constantly dry out. See my tip at the bottom on how to remove unwanted chapped lips using only warm water and a tooth-brush!
2. Hot showers
You might think that it is a great idea to warm up before going out into the cold weather but constant hot showers will leave your skin dry and remove all the natural oils that leave your skin looking healthy. Try a more lukewarm temperature and apply moisturizer directly after while the pores are still open and susceptible to the moisturizer. To keep the skin lightweight, try a serum. One Love Organics makes an incredible 'Gardenia and Tea’ Serum perfect for keeping soft touchable skin while remaining almost weightless.
Whether out at work or at home we are always washing our hands, or using hand sanitizer when a sink is not in reach. This constant washing and sanitizing (which has alcohol as one of the main ingredients) is leaving you dry and can cause your skin to itch. Keep a hand cream ‘handy’ to make sure that you put your best hand forward (hopefully the moisturized one). We have the Hand Healer from Jack Black which is great because it dries to a velvety-smooth finish leaving minimal residue on hands. Ingredients include eucalyptus and vitamins A and E to penetrate and help soothe dry, chapped, cracked hands.
Tip to Rid of Chapped Lips:
- Wet a towel with warm water and place on lips allowing them to become wet.
- After 30 seconds, take your ‘soft’ tooth-brush and gently rub across the lips.
- Wipe away the excess skin and you will be left with kissable lips!