How to Winterize Your Skin

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winter portrait of a beautiful blondeWinter is on the horizon. To avoid flaky, itchy, dull skin, here are some tips:

Pale skin: Pale skin is an accident waiting to happen causing skin damage. Always wear sunscreen, take some Vitamin D and moisturize day and night.

Hairy legs: The colder weather months are a perfect time to start a regular waxing routine. Plus, it will leave hair thinner and lighter for summer and thus, easier to wax.

Dry, irritated legs: Exfoliate, exfoliate with a good moisturizing body wash. After showering, pat yourself dry and use a heavy moisturizer. If you are extra dry and scaly, mix two cups of whole milk in a warm bath and soak for 20 minutes, grab a good loofa and exfoliate.

Less moisture in the body: Increase the amount of liquid. Drink more water, start eating foods high in omega 3 fatty acids such as salmon, walnuts and the newly popular chia seeds.

Dry hands and cracked cuticles: Make sure to always use a heavy hand cream after washing your hands and a cuticle oil whenever possible.  Before bed, put a heavy moisturizer  on your hands and feet and then sleep in gloves and socks.

Lips: Don’t forget your lips—moisturize with a lip balm regularly. Depending on the severity of the weather, think about limiting exfoliation and instead use moisturizers, hydrating serums & night creams. This is the time of the year to use a nourishing vitamin packed masque for extra hydration.

 

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