Monday, December 15, 2008

What do you do when the winter winds start to blow?

You Moisturize of course! Its that time of year again, winter. *sighs* I honestly dislike winter! Give me 100+ degrees any day over winter! Since its here I might as well face the facts and share how to keep your skin health all winter!

With winter often comes dry skin, but have no fears its relatively easy to prevent and or cure it!

1. We've all heard a ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure! So one way to keep that skin hydrated is drink water! How much should you be drinking? Take how much you weigh and divide it in half, that is the number of ounces you should be drinking each day.(approximately)

2. Cut back on the hot water in the shower and when washing your hands. The water does not have to be scolding! Hot water washes more of the skins natural oil and drains the skin of its moisture faster than cooler water! I'm NOT saying that you should take icy showers but just cut back on the hot a little.

3. Don't just assume that the same lotion you use the rest of the year will keep your skin soft in the winter. I just had to switch my face lotion because of this! I went from sensitive skin to an advanced hydrating lotion. My favorite facial lotion is the generic CVS brand its about 3 dollars cheaper than Olay and works just as well.

4. Use lotion every single time you bathe.

5. If you suffer from dry scalp in the winter try deep treating your scalp with some warm olive oil for about 15-20 minutes just to relieve the dryness and to add some moisture. Be sure to wash it out thoroughly!! Also there are shampoo/conditioners made just for dry scalp! My favorite shampoo/conditioner for dry scalp is Head and shoulders, you can normally find coupons and free samples at their website.

6. Don't forget your lips! Our lips are often exposed even when we're all bundled up! A simple chap stick can help prevent your lips from splitting and cracking. Carmex works wonderfully! Basic kind seem to work best for me, The fruity glossy lip gloss' may be fun but put on a base coat of protection first!

Keeping your skin healthy in the winter time is not hard, you just have to know how to do so. Got any tips? Share them!

3 comment(s):

Lacy, A Godly Maiden said...

I don't particularly like winter either... too cold for me!

I always have to put chap stick on my lips, because if I don't, they get 'cracked up' really bad. I use Tropical Traditions Lip Moisturizer and then before I go to bed I rub Palmer's Cocoa Butter (lotion like stuff, helps heal and soften rough, dry skin) on them.

I really need to learn to do #2 and use cooler water!!

Very good list, thank you for posting! :)

~ Lacy

Danielle said...

I love your tips. I posted a link to this on my blog today:

A Young Lady In Waiting said...

Mrs. Danielle,
Thanks for sharing my post with others! I view your blog and loved it!

Miss Lacy,

#2 is the one I need to work on as well, I love hot water! My mother is always telling me this not only for health reasons but because she wants to make sure she has enough water for her! =]