[Today’s post was written by a guest contributor.]
Winter can be unbearably brutal to your skin. Between the strong winds, dry weather and frigid temperatures, skin takes a real beating during this time of year.
Luckily, there are some easy ways to upgrade your skincare routine in order to beat these winter woes. These four products will keep your skin looking soft, dewy and healthy throughout the chilly winter months.
Your everyday lotion just won’t cut it in dry, cold temperatures. Instead, opt for a thick, creamy moisturizer that soaks into the skin. You should make sure that this moisturizer doesn’t use any synthetic fragrances as these can irritate skin that is already inflamed.
It’s important to moisturize twice a day during the winter, even if you have oily skin. Skin that is too dry will overcompensate with excess oils that can cause acne.
Healing Lip Balm
One of the worst parts of winter is dry, chapped and cracked lips. If you want to keep lips healthy and moisturized during the cold winter months, invest in a lip balm that’s renowned for its deeply hydrating properties.
Pick a brand like EOS Lip Balm. This brand uses natural ingredients like shea butter to deliver serious moisture to parched lips.
Winter weather doesn’t just affect our faces. During cold months, our hands, feet and the rest of our bodies can get dry and cracked. That’s why it’s wise to invest in a large jar of coconut oil.
Coconut oil is one of those miracle oils that can make even the driest skin feel supple and soft in seconds. Select a coconut oil that is raw and unrefined so that it contains the most healing benefits. Whenever your hands or feet feel dry, massage them liberally with a tablespoon or so of coconut oil. Your skin will be moisturized beyond belief and will smell like delicious coconuts.
Dry skin will produce an excess of dead skin cells that can clog your pores. That’s why it’s a good idea to purchase a facial brush. These brushes have soft bristles that won’t damage your pores. Instead, they will gently remove dead skin cells that are lodged deep beneath your skin’s surface.
By investing in these products, your skin will glow during the dreaded winter months.