Best Winter 2018 care tips for Dry skin
Mind your shower times – During the autumn and winter months limit your time in showers and baths. Don’t forget to adjust the temperature as well. Super-hot showers are especially drying to the skin
No to Gel – Shower gels and anti-bacterial soaps are perfect for cutting through the excess oil in the summer, but that oil is needed in the cooler months. Instead of gels, switch over to creamy body washes. Body washes are usually full of extra moisturizing properties.
Seal Your Skin – The process is super simple, too: water, leave-in conditioner, and oil. Implement that process in your skin care routine this fall and winter. After showering, slather on a thick, creamy lotion and top it all off a layer of oil. Apply it to extra dry areas like your knees, elbows and feet. The oil will lock moisture into the skin. Don’t forget to do this with damp skin.
Skincare experts say that adding a moisturizer three minutes after a shower is crucial in keeping skin soft and supple.
Look for body washes and lotions with add-ins such as lactic acid and hydraulic acid to keep skin soft. Feel free to go a little nutty and look for products with Shea and cocoa butter for a moisture boost. These butters will also leave you smelling delectable. Yum!
My favorite weapons for fighting dead skin are my electric body brush and body scrub. Dead skin stands no chance with this dynamic duo. Start buffing after at least two minutes in the shower, when the pores are open and skin is exceptionally soft.
A lip salve is heavier than a balm and can add immediate relief to crack lips.
Screen all calls from those who tell you to stop using sunscreen in the winter. Just because the sun plays hooky in the colder months doesn’t mean sunscreen isn’t needed. You’re still exposed to UV rays, so keep applying a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher.