Between harsh temperatures outside and blasting the heat inside, our skin during the winter months needs so much extra care. Here’s a few products and tips to keep you and your skin feeling healthy and rejuvenated.
•The most important thing is keeping moisture absorbed in the skin. Choosing an ointment or oil based product creates a barrier of protection and locks moisture in. Eucerin is a tried & true heavy cream that’s healing and great with sensitive skin. (Drugstores, $12) Aquaphor is also a good choice. It’s more of an ointment that heals cracked and dry skin. (Drugstores, $10)
•To keep moisture in is just as important to exfoliate well. This process removes dead skin cells which promotes absorption. Our choice is St. Ives Purifying Sea Salt body wash doubles as an exfoliator and body wash with detoxifying sea salt. (Drugstores, $5)
•We are so rough on our hands as we use them everyday and with the temperatures in the negatives we need all the help we can get. Aveda makes a great hand cream that absorbs fast and lasts through three hand washes. Aveda Hand Relief Moisturizing Creme. (aveda.com or at Rafiels Studio in Clintonville, $24)
•You may think we don’t need protection from the sun in the winter months, but when there’s snow on the ground, the sun’s rays actually reflect off the glistening snow and can still cause damage. It’s a good idea to use a daily moisturizer with high SPF like the one pictured, by Cetaphil Daily Facial Moisturizer with SPF 50. (Drugstores, $12)
•Winter can take a toll on our skin just as much as it does our lips. To keep flakes away I always like to use a clean, soft bristled toothbrush to exfoliate dead skin. Follow up with your favorite protective lip balm. We love to use Vaseline as a lip protectant and moisturizer Vaseline petroleum jelly doubles as a product for thousands of other uses like soothing cracked heels, protecting a sore nose, hiding split ends and healing cuticles! (Drugstores, $4)
Model: Audrey Grabill
Photographer: Stephanie McNally