It’s a bit chilly this morning here in SA! I had no clue this was rolling in! (My fault for not being a news watcher) Know doubt when temperatures drop, there is less humidity, more wind, we are cranking up the heater, and it’s like the moisture in our skin just vanishes. It’s no fun putting your makeup on dry, flaky skin. It feels rough, looks dull, and doesn’t glow. To help keep that skin nice and soft in this cooler weather, here are some tips for ya. These are the things you’ll need (think of it as your “winter skin” kit):
Skin brush-You can get these anywhere! Give yourself a nice brushing from the neck down before you shower, this will loosen up the dead skin cells and any flakiness you may have. Give a few more strokes to your knees, elbows, & shoulders. It also increases circulation!
Body scrub-Use this in the shower 2-3x weekly, it’ll keep the dryness from reoccurring.
Moisturizing soap-Body wash, bar soap, what ever you prefer, be sure to switch over to a moisturizing one.
Cream cleanser-For your face, use more of a creamy based cleanser. Foamy cleansers usually have something in it for clarifying the skin that would dry you out even more and make your skin feel very tight.
Lip balm-Don’t forget your lips, they need attention too! Who wants to kiss peeling, flaking lips? I know I don’t! You can even exfoliating them with your toothbrush when you brush your teeth also helps.
Water-Increase your water intake, this will help your skin feel hydrated and of course it’s good for you!
Moisturizer-Lather up your body when it’s still a little dewy after your shower, pores are still open and will drink that moisturizer right up. Don’t forget about knees and elbows either, those can get pretty dry if neglected too. As for your face, be sure to tone, and then moisturize.
Keep that skin looking fresh and smooth all day! Stay warm! J