Although it is still hot down here in Florida, most of the country is fighting those Wintertime cold snaps. Yes, Wintertime can be beautiful but it can also wreak havoc on your skin! The dry, cold weather can easily cause dry, chapped patches but if you use the correct products, you should be able to come out of the cold smooth as a baby’s butt! Woo hoo!
First, let’s start with your skin. In order to keep your face in tip-top shape during the cold months, make sure you switch your cleanser to something more gentle and creamy. Continuing with anything too rough or foam-like and it will just strip your skin of those natural oils that it needs during the Winter months. If you use toner, back off using it. Toner is another product that tends to dry out your skin. If you are more on the oily side and feel like you must use toner, switch to a gentler formula. The final steps in most everyone’s face routine is moisturizer and this obviously needs to remain and possibly be amped up a bit! Just as your face wash, it’s important to use a moisturizer that is creamy and don’t forget to buy one with sunscreen. The sun may not be beating down but those harmful rays are still there!
Second, make sure your lips stay kiss-ably soft by using a lip conditioner vs. a lip balm. I am not sure how true this is but I heard most lip balms actually contain ingredients that make your lips peel so that you have to keep re-applying it over and over, which of course means for sales for them. The perfect compliment to your lip conditioner is an exfoliator. If you have not added a lip exfoliator to your routine yet, this is the perfect time. Just as we exfoliate our faces and bodies, it is just as import to exfoliate those lips!
Finally, we need to make sure our hands and feet stay moisturized! These areas are often some of the worst places for dry, chapped skin. My favorite hand and foot moisturizers are Bliss Spa products. They are so thick and creamy and their foot moisturizer has this delicious minty, tingly sensation. Just delectable!