Wintertime Skin Hydration

Winter is in full force.  There are many pros and cons to living in a cold climate, but I must say that one of the worst offenders is dry skin.  When the barometer dips, skin is on the front lines. There are some simple ways to combat dehydrated, lifeless skin.

Often, we can tell that we are dehydrated just by looking at our face in the mirror.  Other times, dehydration can sneak up on us.  Try the hand test to see just how hydrated you are.  Pinch the skin on the back of your hand and pull it upwards. Your skin should snap back rapidly. If your skin maintains it’s pinched shape for a few seconds and drops slowly, you most likely are dehydrated.

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Drinking water is the first remedy, but beyond that, you need to take topical measures.  Dr. Jart’s Cermidin Liquid ($39) is a paraben-free facial serum which acts as a shield against the elements and protects from water loss.  To be used morning and evening, all winter long.

s1564707-main-lheroFirst Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream, $30 will can help from head to toe.  Eczema sufferers can find relief with this go-to winter repair balm.  An antioxidant boost gives an added kick. 2295764

Our lips often get overlooked in the wintertime.  Chapstick and lipgloss likely won’t cut it in single-digit temps.  Treat your lips as you do your face, and treat them to a weekly mask like this one from Bite.  mcx-new-lip-balms-bite-beauty-agave-lip-maskI always wonder how feet can get so dry and cracked during the winter, when they are consistently socked and protected.  Somehow, the cold creeps in, and O’Keefe’s Healthy Feet Foot Cream can remedy them.

 

Stay hydrated and happy – your skin will thank you.

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