Does your skin have the winter blues?

So the weather outside may be frightful and freezing but don’t fret because we have some tips for you!

Number one rule of winter- do not take super hot showers!

I will repeat that, do not take super hot showers. I am the queen of taking them myself, but a really hot shower can dry out your skin more. The nerdy science of it is that in the winter the air is much dryer and there is less moisture in the air. A hot shower can further help to dehydrate your skin.

Next, let’s talk about products.

What you use on your skin in the summertime may not be what you will want to use on your skin in the winter. In the cold months, change your facial cleanser to a milder one and use a more rich moisturizer. We love Dermalogica’s Super Rich Repair. This product helps to replenish thirsty skin while also acting to as a salve to combat extreme cold and environmental conditions.

Number two rule of winter- moisturizer is a girl’s best friend.

Load up on it! The best time to moisturize your body is right after your not so hot shower when your skin is still wet. If your skin is dry and cracking bust out the Vaseline for a few days.

Finally, let’s not forget about our poor cracking cuticles.

Winter season we are less stressed about getting our pedicures but our nails still need some TLC. Applying solar oil to your finger and toenail cuticles in the morning and evening will help to keep them from cracking. If you really have some dry cracked hands or feet again, bust out the Vaseline and wear cotton gloves/socks to bed.

Luckily, we don’t have too much of a winter here in the Carolina’s but we still need to protect and nourish our skin for those few months.