During the cold and frigid winter months, your skin takes a beating. Cold, dry air leads to dehydrated, red, itchy and flaky skin. Just as we protect ourselves by wearing extra layers to combat the cold winter weather, we should add extra layers to our skincare routines as well. If you need to learn the basics of a proper skincare routine, read my article here.
In the winter, you should switch to a creamy cleanser because they are extra moisturizing. You will also want to use a creamier moisturizer on your skin for the the same reasons.
Remember that your face is not the only part of your body that needs extra moisture in winter. Lather on a rich body lotion and a protective lip balm. Be sure not to neglect those hands and feet. You will want to pamper them with a softening cream.
Below, I’ve shared my favorite skincare products that will ensure you keep your glow going from head to toe as the days get shorter and the nights get longer.
Shea Moisture’s 100% Virgin Coconut Oil Daily Hydration Face Milk Cleanser is a creamy cleansing milk that gently removes impurities and nourishes and hydrates your skin. This cleanser is perfect for the winter months.
Aquaphor helps to relieve dry, chapped/cracked skin and lips. I love how it protects my skin from the harsh winds and cold weather.
Shea Moisture’s Peace Rose Oil Complex Sensitive Skin Facial Moisturizer is a lightweight moisturizer that hydrates calms and comforts sensitive skin. I’ve just recently added this to my skincare regimen and I love it.
I love this Nivea lip butter! It contains shea butter and almond oil. This butter keeps your lips soft and smooth when out in the elements.
Aveeno Skin Relief Gentle Scent Body Wash is infused with a Nourishing Coconut scent. This body wash is specially formulated to help soothe and leaves skin feeling moisturized.
Tree Hut Body Butter contains Organic Shea Butter for effective, noticeable hydration in the skin. All Tree Hut Products are made with Certified Organic Shea Butter and natural extracts.
Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer is a buildable foundation with sun protection for sensitive or acne-prone skin. Offering ultimate sun protection, this foundation helps control oil breakthrough while providing hydration to prevent dryness.
This pampering natural foot cream combines coconut oil, lanolin and vegetable glycerin to revive and rejuvenate even the driest, most neglected feet. There’s also a hint of natural rosemary and peppermint oils to refresh tired feet.
Alikay Naturals Essential 17 Hair Growth Oil is a custom blend of 17 Essential Oils and herbs that are used to stimulate and nourish your hair follicles. This oil blend stimulates, nourishes and strengthens your hair follicles, while combating dryness.
How do you protect your skin during the winter months? Share with me in the comments.
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