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As I have gotten older, I have focused a lot more on my skin and skin care routine. Especially during the winter! My skin tends to get so dry, chapped, and tight. The colder weather can be very hard on your skin. The air is very cold and dry outside, while the air inside is warm and dry. Which means we lose a lot of moisture in our skin and it can ultimately damage our skin! Without taking proper care of your dry winter skin, it can lead to cracking, redness, itching and sometimes bleeding! My lips have definitely gone through this.
We have teamed up with Dr. Alicia Barba, Dermatologist at Dove, to help you take extra care of your skin during the harsh winter months! We have some simple tips that will help your skin in the long run.
H2O is the way to GO
I am the worst at this very important tip. In the colder months, we tend to drink less water and more hot drinks, but our skin needs that hydration during those cold winter months. Hot water with lemon is always a good option and it keeps you warm and hydrated at the same time. I usually drink my water luke warm. It goes down much faster since it’s like taking medicine for me 😉 #sodaaddictionprobs
Don’t Over Exfoliate
Over exfoliating can strip the skin of essential oils which can lead to more breakouts and even dryer skin, Dr. Barba says. And we definitely don’t need dryer skin during winter months! Try and reduce how often you exfoliate to prevent dehydration in your skin. Maybe try switching to exfoliating body washes instead.
Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize
I have found that if I moisturize with damp skin, it kind of seals the moisture into my skin. I use even a little extra moisturizer than I normally would in winter months. And don’t forget about the rest of your body! I have a habit of just moisturizing my face, but it’s important to remember your whole body. My arms and legs tend to get itchy if I don’t remember to!
Layer your Lips
My lips get the most dry during the cold months. What I have found that helps is layering a balm underneath my lipstick. I also put a balm on right after I get out of the shower or when I wash my face and every night before bed. I have also found that using balms that contain shea butter or coconut oil work best!
Lanolin oil is seriously amazing. I used it when I was breastfeeding, but I heard it was also great for other areas of your body. I love to use it on my lips, elbows or any areas that get extra dry. It’s also great to use on your face when you know you are going to be outside for a long period of time. I love to use it when I go skiing!
Protect your Underarms
Don’t overlook your underarms! Those areas are sensitive and can be irritated in winter months by all the different layers of fabrics we wear, Dr. Barba says, Dove Advanced Care Antiperspirant is formulated with moisturizers to help alleviate irritation. It helps amazingly when I get razor burn and leaves my underarms feeling so smooth. Not too mention it prevents me from getting bad body odor! It has 48-hour odor and wetness protection, plus added skin care benefits for softer, smoother underarms.You can check out Dove Advanced Care Antiperspirant online HERE!
I hope these tips can help your winter skin survival! Let me know what your favorite tips are in the comments!
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Dove Advanced Care Antiperspirant.