How's the weather treating you? If you’re like me and many other ladies over the country, then you’re starting to dread this chilly wind that this season brings. These past few days, I've been going out and about in my skinnies, chunky ankle boots and an oversize top or sweater. It might seem like a normal hip outfit but I’m actually trying to hide as much skin as I can.
My dry skin has been forcing me to hide under piles and piles of clothes this holiday season. But to continue on the cheers, I’m going to share with you today a couple of things that I learned and have been practicing to keep this seasonal skin problem at bay. Let me know how these would work for you and please do share this with your family and friends so we can all have a fabulous skin even if it’s the busiest time of the year.
First, stay hydrated. Nothing can beat dry and flaky skin better than the good ol’ H20. Drink it cold or lukewarm, it can surely quench your thirst and help your skin stay supple despite the chilly weather. But remember that drinking gallons of water in a day can only do so much.
Your efforts to keep your skin soft can be made more effective when you also control your alcohol consumption and try to quit smoking. Though these conditions make having good skin pretty difficult – but trust me, it’ll be all worth it in the end. If you want to kick it up a notch, you should also start eating healthy. Mix in more fruit and vegetables in your diet. These natural produce also have a considerable amount of fluids that could keep you hydrated. That is on top of containing vitamins and minerals that will keep your skin and body healthy both inside and out.
And then don’t take a bath. Of course I’m kidding – but truth to be told, taking a bath can dry your skin so if possible, don’t spend too much time in the shower thinking about the most important decisions you have to make in your life. And please take the singing somewhere else too. You can try to launch your singing career at YouTube so better ask Santa for a video camera this Christmas.
But kidding aside, harsh body soaps and even plain water can rob your skin of its natural minerals. The best thing that you can do to prevent this is to shift to rich liquid soaps during the fall and winter season. Your skin should continue to feel like a pair of velvet ankle boots once you make the big change. Another thing that you can do is to use heavy skin moisturizers, lotions or body butter to lock in moisture and hydration.
But if you do decide to take a bath, it helps to exfoliate twice a week. The beads on a body scrub doesn't make your skin dry – it even removes the dry layer of dead skin on your body so you can have that soft and smooth all over.
Do you get dry skin during the holiday season?
Faux snake skin looks great on a pair of boots – but on your skin? It certainly does not. Provide extra care for your skin this holiday season to avoid red patches and flaky skin. Let me know how you show your holiday loving to your skin by sharing your personal tips and tricks below.