7 Tips on How To Avoid Dry Skin This Winter
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I know I say this a lot, but I have a love-hate relationship with the cold. I love it because I get to dress better by layering my favorite fall and winter pieces, it's the perfect excuse to make myself a second (or third!) cup of coffee, and it means that the holidays are just around the corner! Now, on the other hand, it also means that it's the season of dryer air, which can result to painful chapped lips, dry throats, and dehydrated skin. Who wants that? I certainly do not, so today, I will be sharing with you a few tips on how to keep our skin hydrated during the colder months.
1. So let's start with the basics... DRINK WATER!
Water is key because it will keep you hydrated internally. Try to drink at least 8-10 cups of water a day. Also, look into getting a water bottle and take it with you wherever you go! It really helps remind us to drink more water than usual.
2. Lessen your coffee intake.
Just typing that out hurt me a little bit because I am a coffeeholic! It is essential to be mindful of our coffee intake because coffee dehydrates the body. If you're like me, and you can't resist that second cup of joe, just make sure to drink twice as much water to avoid dehydration.
3. Avoid taking hot showers and baths.
I know, I know, hot showers are the best but too much of it will dry you out. I know that from experience, so go for lukewarm water instead. If you want to take a bath, try to incorporate body oils in your lukewarm water for extra moisture and relaxation.
4. Apply a hair mask at least once a week.
Nobody wants dry and brittle hair during the colder months so get to hair masking! Hair masks are basically a deep conditioning treatment for your hair. There are so many hair masks in the market right now, but I suggest that you use natural ingredients like coconut oil to avoid any harmful chemicals that may end up damaging your hair and scalp. Doing this regularly will ensure hydration for your hair, and overtime should make your hair healthier and shinier.
5. Moisturize your body.
Moisturizing is very important to keep moisture locked in our bodies, especially right after taking a nice warm shower. Did you know that our skin soaks in moisture faster while it's still wet? Yup, and switching to using a wet moisturizer is the best skin decision I've ever made! I've been using Jergens Wet Moisturizer with Cherry Almond Essence for a few weeks now and my skin is nothing short of happy!
HOW TO USE:
Right after I finish my shower, while my skin is still wet, I apply Jergens Wet Moisturizer all over my body: a dime-sized amount for each arm, and a quarter-sized for each leg. I love how after I do that, all I need to do is pat my body dry, and I'm out the door! It's very lightweight and non-sticky, and it provides moisture to up to 24 hours!
Ever since I started using this, I've been getting compliments on how my skin feels so soft and smooth! It is available in five different fragrances, but my favorite will have to be their original scent which is the Cherry Almond Essence! It reminds me of my mom, and the smell lingers on my body all day! This scent is exclusive to Walmart so be sure to visit your local store asap!
6. Hoard on face masks.
If you haven't gotten on the face mask bandwagon yet, now is the best time to start! Same with hair masks, there are at ton of different face masks in the market: peel masks, creamy masks (the ones that harden), sheet masks, and etc. Use your favorite one that is focused on bringing back hydration onto your skin and instantly feel refreshed, as if your skin just drank a cup of water!
7. Exfoliate your lips.
Exfoliating sounds a little scary and intimidating, but doing this to our lips is essential during the colder months. Lip exfoliation not only removes dry and dead skin off of our lips, it also helps retain moisture, which in the long run prevents chapped lips. The best part about it is that you can totally make your own lip scrub right at your kitchen! All you need are basic ingredients. For my DIY, I mixed coconut oil, sugar, and sea salt. I added the sea salt because I want my lip scrub to look pink. 😂
What do you do to stay hydrated during the colder months? Have you tried wet moisturizers? Aren't they so fun?! Tell me about your experience! :)
Disclaimer: Thanks Jorge for helping me out on some of the photos. :) This post is totally sponsored but as always, all thoughts and opinions are entirely my own.