Like many Canadians both men and women, our dry cold winters can cause some major dryness to our skin. I am not sure about you but I fear my legs being exposed to anyone! The dryness causes an ultra ghost powder like appearance. This is SO NOT the look I am going for to say the least.
Recently I discovered some new products to get me through this harsh season. For me I am extremely cautious with anything that I apply to my face. I have very sensitive skin and I can break out at the drop of a hat.
My facial cleansing routine follows as this. I wash my face morning and night using Cetaphil for Sensitive Skin. I immediately moisturize my skin. In the morning I moisturize with Tatcha Water Cream. I love this product. It is non greasy and very light. It absorbs in to the skin almost instantly and does not create a barrier when you apply your makeup.
At night I use a sleep moisturizing mask. The mask is super nourishing for stressed winter skin. My favourite right now is Laneige Water Sleeping Mask. It is light, non greasy and you feel recharged in the morning. You can find both of these products at Sephora.
Moisturizing your face, neck and body is very important. This will keep you looking younger. Yes it is true. When skin becomes dry and tired, it starts showing age and wrinkles will occur.
Please remember to exfoliate your face and body once a week if you can. Find a gentle wash that contains some type of dissolving bead to clear off the dead skin cells. A line that I really love is Demalogica. My favourite scrub right now is the Blackhead Clearing Scrub. It smells so fresh and my skin feels so incredible after. Apply moisturizer immediately after.
I find what works best for me to apply my body lotion immediately after I step out of the shower. This is when your skin will absorb the lotion the most. All time favourite body lotion right now is the Sol De Janeiro Bum Bum Lotion. OMG! It makes your skin feel like butter and smell is incredible!!! The smell reminds me of summer. Kind of a perk to the sucky winter season.
Don’t forget your feet! Yes we have all gone down that road where our feet get dry and they can be used as a self defense weapon! Now if you are not sleeping alone and do not want to cut your partner with your feet try this. Give your feet a nice soak. You can feel free to add balms or whatever you like to the water. Then exfoliate your feet with a pumice stone. I do this at night and I saturate my feet with Vaseline and quickly put on socks. I know it feels weird but trust me, your feet will thank you!
Unfortunately these up and down temperatures followed with dry indoor heat make us dry as a desert but a few helpful tips to you through!