During the cold winter months the humidity levels are low and the heat settings are high. These are the perfect conditions for dry, itchy skin, even if you don’t deal with this any other time during the year. Although we can’t do anything about the weather, we CAN make a few small changes to our self-care regimen to preserve moisture and fight dry, cracked skin.
Applying your favorite serum on damp skin after washing your face will provide a lightweight moisture barrier that won’t clog your pores. Got oily skin? This is right up your alley….
If you’re dealing with any redness or inflammation, can help calm your skin before you apply moisturizer. Mo is a fan of the Skin Balancing Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum by Paula’s Choice. Use this link to get $10 off your first order.
The common advice to hold on to moisture during the cold weather months is to take shorter, cooler showers (#cantdoit). So, we suggest you abandon your towel and get used to allowing your skin to air dry. Damp skin is your BFF when you’re fighting dryness because you can apply your body moisturizer (can’t go wrong with coconut oil since it’s also a penetrating oil) over the water to seal it in before it evaporates. Enter soft, supple, ash-free skin…..
Even if you’re a regular customer at your favorite nail salon, you can practice hand care at home to keep your phalanges looking fabulous longer…and save some $$$. Keep dry cuticles at bay by applying cuticle oil a few times a day, or whenever you apply hand cream or moisturizer.
If you’d rather moisturize while you sleep, simply spread petroleum jelly all over your hands and put on a pair of moisture gloves before you go to bed. Don’t know where to find moisture gloves? Check out this throwback video.
Be honest, when the weather is cold, you have a tendency to neglect your feet. The skin on our feet is thicker than the rest of our body, and it’s doesn’t exfoliate easily. But keeping them moisturized and healthy doesn’t have to be a chore – all you need is that same tub of petroleum jelly you used on your hands. Simply apply all over your feet, put on your favorite fluffy socks and go to bed.
If sleeping with socks on is the worst thing you can imagine but you still want super-soft feet, cut the toes off your socks so your feet won’t overheat while moisturizing (#winning).
If the cold weather brings you skin care woes these tips will help you get ahead of the race to end dryness.
Do you have any tried-and-true tips to help you fight dry skin? Do tell!