It happens every year: as soon as December arrives, we start seeing the effects that winter has on our skin. Luckily, there are lots of products just for dry skin, but where do we start looking? Which moisturizers work the best, and which ones will satisfy our needs? Well, first, we should buy moisturizers designated for certain problem areas, and some of these moisturizers work at relieving itchy skin. Below are some tips to help you combat winter’s frigid side effects. BY JASMINE MOUSTAFA
Moisturizers are not created equal. We cannot just put any moisturizer on our faces because some of them can give us acne or clog up our pores. The first thing to do is to find a moisturizer that is face friendly and will not cause more problems than it is actually solving. One of my favorites that I would suggest to everyone is Aveeno’s Ultra-Calming Daily Moisturizer. It does not contain any oils, and it has been dermatologist-tested, meaning it will not clog pores.
Chapped lips are not a pretty sight, and they are pretty painful. The best lip balm I have ever come across is Blistex’s Lip Medex. It works on severely chapped lips and it contains menthol, which gives your lips that tingly cool feeling.
We use our hands for everything, and because of this, they suffer the most throughout winter. If you want to keep your hands soft and hydrated during the winter, than Euccerin’s Intensive Repair Hand Cream is what you are looking for! What I like about this one is that you do not have to keep applying over and over; one application can last hours.
I have gone through so many body lotions trying to figure out which works the best, and I found one that I just love. It is Gold Bond’s Ultimate Healing Concentrated Skin Therapy cream. It heals and prevents dry skin. I also like that it is fragrance free, so it will not clash with the perfume I’m wearing that day!
Our feet also take a beating every day and the winter does not make it any better. If not treated correctly, severely cracked feet can be very painful. Your best bet is to prevent it or treat it immediately. I like using Burt’s Bees’ Coconut Foot Crème. It smells very good and the coconut oil keeps your feet hydrated!
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