Sweater weather is here, it’s that time of the year again when most of us get dry skin. Dry skin is due to low humidity alongside low temperature. To keep your skin soft and supple, you need to moisturize your skin and help it retain the moisture. Here are some tips that will help you keep your skin moisturized throughout this cold weather.
I’ll mainly focus on products and DIY recipes that will help increase and lock in your skin’s moisture for the winter.
Minimize Hot Showers
Moisturize After Showering
For a cheaper alternative, Johnson’s Baby Oil works great, too. The reason I recommend oil is that it will lock in 10 times more moisture than regular body lotion and is more readily absorbed into your pores. True Blue Spa Putting’ On The Spritz Moisturizing Oil contains orange peel and aloe extracts that will soothe and moisturize your skin and the vitamin C & E will help prevent free radical damage.
Johnson’s Baby Oil’s main ingredients are aloe vera and vitamin E, which will help moisturize your skin and prevent future skin damage. The additional bonus of using an oil all-over lotion for this fall and winter seasons is that your skin will look super silky and toned — light will reflect off your oiled skin, enhancing your features.Shop it:
However, if you do not have any body oil, my next recommendation would be body cream. Creams for the body tend to be better at moisturizing than lotions and are more readily tolerated by the skin. Most are non-greasy, which works well with most skin types. Body creams are particularly useful during the cold because cream is easily absorbed by the skin.
Body lotion, on the other hand, is generally used for mild cases of dry skin and when moisture is more available, as in the summer and spring. I recommend using True Blue Spa Lay It On Thick Super Rich Body Cream with Shea Butter. I love this product because the cream makes my skin feel instantly moisturized and it keeps my skin moisturized for a few hours.Shop it:
A cheaper alternative would be any Bath and Body Works Signature Body Cream. My favorite is their Moonlight Path Body Cream, which instantly softens my skin for longer periods of time because the product contains Avocado and Almond oils.Shop it:
Moisturize Your Hands Throughout The Day
Stay Hydrated In and Out
Keeping your face hydrated is very important because your face is the first thing people see. Not to mention, it’s very hard to evenly apply foundation when your skin is dry and flaky. Aloe vera is one of the key ingredients in most body oils and creams. The main reason is that aloe vera is extremely moisturizing! Just rub some aloe vera gel on your face and neck and wait for it to dry before washing it off with lukewarm water. To treat super dry skin, add an egg yolk and olive oil to the aloe vera gel, which will instantly rejuvenate dry, wrinkled skin.Shop it: