Who doesnâ€™t love the fresh, rosy glow that the cold air brings to your skin?Â The dryness, on the other hand, is not so great.Â The obvious solution to dry winter skin is moisturizer, but itâ€™s not always as effective as it is in the other seasons.Â Weâ€™ve gathered a few useful tips and products to keep your skin fresh and healthy over these cold winter months.
Exfoliation is vital before doing anything else.Â It removes dead skin cells that you canâ€™t see, as well as the other stuff that you can.Â It clears up the skin to allow for better hydration.Â These gloves will honestly look pretty sketchy hanging up in your bathroom, but theyâ€™re really handy.Â Heh.Â Just use your favorite gentle face wash, mix with water, and massage into your skin.Â Rinse and discover just how smooth your skin can be.
Proceed to use a hydrating face mask.Â While exfoliating rids your face of dead skin cells, this mask is what actually moisturizes.Â You can either use store bought, such as the Fresh Rose Face Mask from Sephora, or make your own.Â The latter is pretty easy and tends to be more affordable.Â Ingredients like honey and avocado are both hydrating and good for your skin, and appear in this DIY recipe.
Finally, apply facial lotion.Â It keeps moisture in and protects your face from the dry air.Â Itâ€™s very helpful in preventing dry skin in the first place.Â Aveeno Daily Moisturizer is very effective.
Repeat this process a few times a week, but be careful not to over-do the exfoliation.Â It can cause irritation with sensitive or very dry skin.Â Use your normal face lotion throughout the day if you notice any patchiness or dryness starting to occur.
While your face gets the brunt of the dry air, dry skin happens all over, particularly with the hands, elbows, and knees.Â The regimen is fairly similar to caring for your face, minus the honey and avocado mask part.Â However, you can try to cover your entire body in it if you want toâ€¦
Use an exfoliating body scrub in the shower. Â The scrub acts similarly to the gloves and also cleans your skin.Â It can again be either store bought or homemade.Â This DIY lemon sugar body scrub smells delicious and leaves your skin feeling so smooth.
After youâ€™ve dried off, moisturize with lotion.Â This is so important to do in the morning and at night.Â Again, it protects your skin from the damaging air and keeps moisture in.Â Lotion acts as this barrier and also hydrates your skin.Â Body butter is heavier and acts only as a barrier.Â Be aware that if your skin is already somewhat oily, it may clog your pores.
The most important thing to remember to keep your skin healthy: drink a lot of water.Â The majority of our bodies are water, so it’s no wonder your skin gets dry if you arenâ€™t consuming enough!