Mid January, there's nothing I reach into my purse for more than my lip salve. I feel like my lips are terribly dry all the time, and I spend tons of time and energy fighting that dryness. Unfortunately, my skin is in bad shape too, but I rarely dedicate any time to protecting it like I fight off dry lips. I slap on moisturizer so that I can apply makeup, I put on lotion so that my legs don't feel
dry, but I often have to deal with breakouts and dull skin as the months progress.
What's a girl to do? How can I "winterize" my skin?
While working at Beauty of a Site, I finally learned the best practice for keeping my skin clean, healthy, moisturized and protected during the harsh winter months. The two major steps?
1. EXFOLIATE, EXFOLIATE, EXFOLIATE. We can't stress this enough. More than any other time of the year, our skin gets dry and dead skin cells build up on the surface of our body. We can apply lotion and they don't show, but the cells still hang around, and can cause irritation. A quick scrub in the shower everyday will drastically improve the health of your skin, keeping your pores clean and clear of blockages and making way for your skin to get the essential nutrients it desperately needs. Try Skin's nourishing, hand mixed Sugar Glow
for the perfect Winter exfoliant.
2. Applying skin creams. Of course lotions do a wonderful job, but the creamier the formula is, the more powerfully it will deliver you from dryness. And don't be fooled: lotions off the shelf can a lot of time include all sorts of harsh chemicals that your body simply soaks up, that might cause you more harm than good by the end of the day. That's why we suggest Skin, An Apothecary
scrubs and creams, because they are hand whipped by our friends at Skin, full of ingredients that do only good for your skin and never harm. Decadent, rich and delightfully thick, these creams cure winter dryness like nothing we've ever seen! Try their Soy Body Whip
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