As winter gives us a preview throughout the Midwest, Eastern seaboard and even the South, I think about the increased dryness of my skin.
Are you prepared to winterize your skin? Do you know the signs of dry skin? Have you been noticing marked dryness in your skin even after applying moisturizer? Is your skin a bit itchy, or a lot? Are your lips dry, cracking or peeling? Is your throat a little dryer? You need to winterize.
Some options for the winter are:
- Make sure you are drinking water regularly; (The summer heat makes you drink instinctively, but the winter tends to make people want warm beverages, not water, so consciously drink water to stay hydrated from the inside out.)
- Moisturize your skin with a heavier moisturizer for your skin type during the winter, or add a serum to your skin system to protect your skin from the harsh winter air which will dry it.
- Sunscreen is still needed. If you have the moisturizer with sunscreen in it then you are all set.
- Last, but not least, use a sunscreen based lip balm. This will give you the protection from the sun and keep your lips moisturized under or over any lipstick.
Men, you need to moisturize as well. Don’t be fooled into thinking that moisturizing is only for women.
I personally use my very own Mary Kay products for winterizing. If you need any ideas, contact me.
Happy Health to all!
Windy City Diva