Upgrade Your Winter Skincare

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Ay-yi-yi!

This ferocious coldness and the dry indoor heat are doing their darndest to turn my face into fruit leather.

But I will prevail.

Mostly because I have a few industry insider tips up my sleeve.. and I’m stubborn.

You too, can upgrade your winter skincare by following my favorite tips:

1) Exfoliate Every Day

Right after I wash my skin with a gentle cleanser and lukewarm water, I exfoliate using Dermalogica’s Daily Microfoliant.

Not only do I love the way my skin feels, but exfoliating helps me say buh-bye to all of those dead skin cells plus it promotes cellular removal and it gives my moisturizer a better chance of penetrating through the epidermis.

Budget-minders can make their own exfoliation product by mixing a teaspoon of extra fine sugar with a calming essential oil like Lavender.

2) Hydrate Your Skin

Immediately after taking a lukewarm shower, I moisturize. The best products for all winter skincare include Hyaluronic Acid and cermamides that seal in moisturizers. If you’re pinching your pennies then use a good organic coconut oil.

3) Love Your Lippies

Once a week I take a clean, dry toothbrush and gently brush my lips to remove the dry flaky skin then I apply vitamin E oil to my lips.

4) Hands Down

It’s true. You can tell a woman’s age by looking at her hands. The skin on our hands is thin and there are little to no oil glands on them for a moisture barrier. Your wintertime prescription for hands is to protect them by wearing gloves outside and be certain to moisturize with a product that has Shea butter and an SPF 30.

5) Drink More Water

You are probably drinking less water in the winter but this is the time that your skin really needs the extra hydration. I choose to carry my water with me everywhere I go to help me get enough H2O.

6) A Quick Shower is Best

But if you must bathe, do it responsibly. Again, use lukewarm water and try this, yummy moisturizing bathe soak:

Moisturizing Grapefruit and Honey Bath Soak

To warm bath water add:

2 Tbsp. Almond or Grape Seed Oil

1 Tbsp. Honey

4-5 Drops Grapefruit Essential Oil

7) Sunscreen Makes Sense

This is a must. Use an SPF 15 sunscreen everyday even during the cloudy winter months. That is all.

 

Now that you’ve got the skincare thing covered, get out there and enjoy your next wintertime adventure.

 

 

 

 



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Firecracker. That’s how my husband described me when we first met. I like to think that it was a compliment pertaining to my penchant for high-energy go-go. I am the token baby boomer in this group. The one who is stalling when it comes to elastic waistband pants and evenings in the recliner. This fearless desire to roam the earth started quite early, when as a toddler, my father would nail my bedroom door shut so that I wouldn’t head out in the wee morning hours going door-to-door in search of breakfast or a toy. True story. Today, our beautiful life consists of an empty-nested, second marriage, 10 children, 13 grandchildren, and a yen for travel and discovery. I ski. He golfs. And together we play tennis and work on creating memories and traditions that bind our collective hearts together. After years of shopping center marketing, ad agency ownership, and some social media giddy up for the education and medical esthetic industry, I’ve learned that I am most at home sharing my love for a good story and the next adventure.

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