Cold Weather Care
Now, I'm not sure where you live but here in Texas, the weather is playing serious tricks on us. One day, it's Spring and the next day it's full on Winter weather. That being said, those cold days and the cooler air is taking a toll on my skin. My lips are chapped, hands are dry, and my skin in general is just dehydrated and dull. Here are a couple of my cold weather skincare remedies.
When you have super chapped lips, lip balms are a good idea, however, if you keep piling lip balm over top of dry/dead skin, it's not going to be nearly as effective. One of my favorite things to do is use a lip scrub at night before bed and then follow that up with one of my favorite lip balms. Getting rid of all that dead skin beforehand is SO helpful. There are a bunch available for purchase, however, you can make you own very easily by following the steps below
Things you'll need:
If your coconut oil is still in solid form, microwave it for 10-20 seconds to melt it down. Then, combine all 3 ingredients together to make the scrub. I'm not super specific with the amount of each ingredient that I use, as long as the honey and coconut oil are just about equal parts.
Scrub Away! This always leaves my lips feeling about a thousand times better than before and it tastes kind of amazing too.
Next you will want to use your favorite lip balm or lip treatment. Some of my faves are (click product names to learn more) Aquaphor lip therapy, Vaseline lip therapy, Elizabeth Arden 8 hour cream OR my favorite of them all... Yu-BE Moisturizing Skin Cream.
I think of Yu-BE as a slightly cheaper version of the 8 hour cream. It's a Japanese skincare product that has been around forever. This is a multi-purpose product so it can be used anywhere you have dry skin. Your lips, hands, heels, elbows etc. I wouldn't use this on the face as its very heavy duty. I swear by this stuff and recently picked up more and was reminded of how amazing it is! It does have a strong scent to it but I find that goes away fairly quickly after its applied.
As far as your face goes, I love to use regular masks, or sheet masks that are targeted at hydration or brightening the skin. Also, just like your lips, be sure to exfoliate your face 2-3 times a week to remove that dead skin and then follow up with your favorite moisturizer.
My last tip would be just move somewhere that doesn't experience the dreadful Winter... wishful thinking huh?!