Combating the Winter Skin Blues

We see many changes this time of year.  The days are shorter and darker, the trees lose their leaves, and we end up putting on layer after layer of warm clothing.  Another winter phenomenon is that our skin often becomes dry and cracked.  This time of year requires some of the best skin products and beauty products in general to help us look our best.

As far as the face, this is the best time of year to exfoliate every week.  Exfoliating helps to brush off all of those dead skin cells that often accumulate in the cold weather.  It’s also important to use a regular face wash that won’t contribute to drying your skin out.  One of the biggest essentials is a moisturizer that is compatible with your particular skin type.

What many people don’t realize is that the best skin care doesn’t stop at the jaw line.  It’s also important to give attention to other parts of your body during the winter.  For example, it’s very common to develop scaly skin on the legs, knees, and elbows.  It’s a good idea to use a full body exfoliant.  However, another solution is to put a little body oil in bathwater.

The lips and eyes also need attention during these cold winter months.  Look for natural chap-stick that won’t dry out your lips.  Natural eye creams can keep the area around your eyes looking and feeling great.  Many people don’t remember to give special attention to the hair in the winter, but it’s incredibly necessary.  One solution is to give your hair oil treatments with a healthy unrefined oil such as Coconut or Olive.