If you're living on the East coast right now I'm sure you know that Winter Storm Grayson is underway. With the average tempeture being in the low twenties, some (if not all) of us are battling dry skin. I know I am! I've put together a few tips (and products) I've collected along the way to soothe your Winter skin woes.
This seems like a no brainer. Nothing makes me look older than when my complexion dries out. It looks even worse when I put makeup on over it. I like to use organic Argan oil when I'm in the shower. While that's soaked in, I lather up with Dove Deep Moisture body wash. As for my face, I always apply a light daily moisturizer with atleast an SPF 15.
For my lips, I dab on Aquahpor lip ointment through out the day and I apply a thick coat of Lanige Lip Mask before going to bed. Not only is the packaging aesthetically pleasing but it works! I wake up with a soft, hydrated pout every time.
We associate sunscreen with warmer months but the Winter sun can be just as harmful. I like to use Eucerin Daily Protection SPF 30on my hands and face but any broad spectrum lotions will do. Remember to apply 30 minutes prior to exposure and reapply as needed.
Don't forget to take care of your hands! Avoid rough, cracked skin by wearing thick gloves or mitten and apply a quality hand cream. Because the skin on our hands doesn't produce oil and it's paper thin, they're going to be hurting first. You can find bottles of Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Hand Cream scattered through out my apartment. If the thickness of the lotion is too much, I recommend the more faster absorbing sister lotion.
You are what you eat! Remember to nourish your skin with smart food and plenty of water. Help your skin retain moisture and create a barrier with Omega-3 fatty acids. You can find them in vitamin form or in fish like Salmon. Foods like nuts and avocados are packed with skin boosting antioxidants like Vitamin E. Believe it or not but Oysters are a great source of Zinc. Zinc has components that boost collagen for a healthier complexion. So eat up y'all!
I hope these tips and tricks are helpful. Just remember routine and repetition are key! Until then I'll be dream of the warmer months to come.