If you’re like me your whole body gets dry in the dead of winter; and with all of this snow it is definitely the dead of winter. So how do I maintain soft skin? MOISTURE, MOISTURE, MOISTURE. And not just any moisture will work. I have hair, lip and skin care regimens that I hope you will find helpful in this blistering cold.
- Lips: My lips are the worse! Let’s just get that out in the open. However, this winter I found a lip-saving system and I love it. Lip Mwah Ahh is a homemade system that I discovered while attending a natural hair and wellness event. The system contained a lip scrub, lip lotion and balm. I have not had to use the scrub too much, but the lip lotion is amazing. It came in the form of a bar and it is amazing. I also use Blistex Ultra Rich Hydration Dual-Layer Balm and good old vaseline.
- Hair: I think I’m good to my hair during all seasons, but during the winter I am especially careful with it. I actually do not do a lot of protective styling during the winter. To keep my hair hydrated, I am sure to use water that is not too hot. This can be tough since I like hot showers, but during the winter I want my pores to stay closed and my hair to retain the moisture it gains in the shower. To achieve these two things, you have to use lukewarm water as opposed to hot water. Product that have helped me maintain my hair this winter are Oyin Handmade Juices and Berries, Burt’s Bees Avocado Butter Pre-shampoo hair treatment and of course my regular moisturizers like Eden BodyWorks Coconut Shea Pudding Souffle and Camille Rose Naturals Curl Love Moisture Milk. You may find yourself using more product in the winter than the summer and that is fine; it is taking more to keep your hair moisturized.
- Skin: Great skin is a must. I depend on Avon Skin So Soft Soft & Sensual Ultra Moisturizing Skin Lotion to keep my skin moisturized. I moisturize at least once a day and use creamy body washes, as opposed to gels during the winter. This in conjunction with ensuring that the water temperature is okay during showers helps maintain soft and moisturized skin. Also protect, protect, protect! Wear gloves to keep your hands protected from the elements and proper shoes and socks to keep your feet protected. Also, don’t skimp on the pedicures and manicures during the winter. You may do them less frequently, but you still need to take care of feet and hands. You do not have to go to a spa to have these services done. Do them at home yourself if you want to save money.