We prepare our cars for winter as well as our homes, but do we really prepare our skin for winter? Winter can be severely harsh on our skin, and you may be thinking to yourselves – what’s all this talk about winter skin – it’s only October. Well, just this morning I woke up to sunny skies and 45 degrees, but by afternoon our sun had turned to snowy skies, temperature of mid thirties and winds 25-40 mph and gusts up to 50, putting the dreaded word of “windchill” back into our vocabulary.
Yes, those kinds of drastic changes happen this time of year and can make your skin crying for help! So here are some tips (brought to you by the companies listed below) for Winterizing Your Skin to keep skin healthy and glowing this winter…
Face It: Use facial moisturizers that contain natural essential oils such as avocado oil, primrose oil or almond oil to soothe and hydrate skin. Try [comfort zone] Hydramemory Fluid 24h ($59.50), rich in primrose oil to soothe dry, enflamed skin all day long.
Body Work: Bikinis and shorts may no longer be exposing so much skin to the elements, but thick winter sweaters and dry heat from cranked heaters dehydrate the whole body. Treat thirsty skin with LUBRIDERM®’s Advanced Therapy Triple Smoothing Body Lotion ($7.99). This rich lotion features an innovative formula with Alpha Hydroxy Acid that gently exfoliates skin to remove dead cells, soothes dry skin for 24 hours and smoothes the appearance of tiny bumps on skin – all without a greasy feel.
Eye for an Eye: Below zero temperatures cause eyes to tear, leaving the delicate skin around eyes raw and irritated. Instead of hiding behind oversized sunglasses try Cosmedicine’s Eye Specialist ($45). This luxurious eye treatment hydrates the fragile peri-orbital skin making eyes appear younger and more refreshed. Furthermore, Eye Specialist promotes collagen synthesis to tighten skin and reduce signs of aging.
Soak It In: After dredging through the cold, nothing feels better than a nice hot bath; however, steamy soaks can deplete skin of its natural moisture. To replenish skin, try SkinMilk’s Foaming Bath Soak ($4.99). Formulated with milk and enriched with Vitamins A, D and E, this soak provides a luxurious foam to smooth skin, leaving it feeling fresh, soft and moisturized.
Indulge in Aromatherapy: If a soothing soak isn’t in the cards, shower the way to relaxation with [comfort zone] Aromasoul Shower Gels ($39). Try the Mediterranean scent to induce calm and stimulate circulation or the Oriental scent to relieve skin irritations and unwind.
Strip the Scales: As temperatures drop, so often do women’s razors. However shaving stimulates cellular turnover, and actually keeps legs looking young all-year-round! For legs that require extra hydration this winter, indulge with King of Shaves Woman Pamper and Moisturize Shaving Gel ($5.99). Rich in healing chamomile and rose extract, this gel soothes and calms dry, flaky skin, leaving skin smooth and hydrated.
This winter give dry, dull skin the snowy boot with [comfort zone], LUBRIDERM®, Cosmedicine, SkinMilk and King of Shaves Woman!