Post # 1
Anyone else in a Northern climate starting to experience dry skin like me? Do you have any tips or tricks that help your skin get through the winter looking great?
For me, I try to start with a really good shower gel. I have to exfoliate to get rid of the dry skin. My favorite body scrub is from the Body Shop. For REALLY dry winter skin, I like Eucerin calming creme. I also try to keep my self-tanning up, so I don’t feel so dreary in the winter.
Do you have any tips for great winter skin? Do you change your skin-care regime depending on the season?
Winter brides–how is the season effecting your beauty plans?
Post # 3
I don’t live in the freezing cold anymore but I just starting using a Clinique moisturizer at night in order to make my face less flakey. I don’t remember the name, but it is pink! I love Eucerin calming creme too, that stuff feels so good when my skin is cracked and dry.
Post # 4
I use bath and body works body cream after i shower and moisturize my face twice a day. i also keep a little lotion in my purse of my hands. seems to help.
Post # 5
I’ve been using Aveeno products on my face for a while and I love it. My derm. actually suggested it. I used to use Neutrogena but sometimes it smells like medicine.
I can’t find anything better for my hands than Kiehl’s Hand Salve. It’s a little expensive for the tube, but it’s worth it and since I only use a little dot, it lasts forever!
For some reason I have really dry skin on my legs during the winter. Sometimes my shins get so dry & itchy that I scratch them until I leave marks… not good. I’ve been using Neutrogena Sesame body oil on my legs when I get out of the shower & so far so good. My skin is really soft. It smells great too, it has kind of a beachy smell. The 1st time I used it, FI said “You smell like summer” which is nice in the cold.
For really bad skin dry you can’t beat Aquaphor.
Post # 6
I live in Boston and have extremely dry skin, so in the winter I use Aveeno face wash and scrub. And then Kiehl’s Ultra facial cream. That face cream works the best for me. I love the whole line! For the rest of my body I like Aveeno body lotion.
Post # 7
@MissAsB–is it the Moisture Surge stuff? I love that stuff! It’s great!
Post # 8
For my dry legs I always use baby oil in the shower. Rub it in just a little but before getting out and it works miricles!
Post # 9
So glad this was brought up. I have such dry skin during the winter months, not so much my face but my legs and arms. I’m like Dancy905, I end up clawing myself! I’m going to give these suggestions a shot. Thanks!
Post # 10
Get a humidifier! We just got one and I haven’t experienced any of my usual winter dryness so far.
Other tips –
use lotion on your feet before bed and wear thick cotton socks to bed;
keep hand lotion on your nightstand and use it before bed;
if your hands get really dry and cracked, you can use lotion and wear socks or gloves on your hands to bed (my fiance’s brother does this throughout the winter because his skin is so dry);
drink lots of water!
Post # 11
On the same note – any tips for the dry scaley heels? Mine are starting to look like the badlands.
Post # 12
I really like the True Blue Spa products for my heels. I think they are called ‘Shea It Isn’t So’ and there is a scrub too that I can’t think of.
Post # 13
@denverbirdlet , like MissAsB , I love the True Blue Spa products from Bath and Body Works. I use this foot soak, which seems to soften my feet up. Then I use some sort of scrub, to get rid of the yucky, dry skin. I put on a bunch of this stuff and then put on socks and wear them to bed. My feet are nice and soft in the AM.
Post # 14
Hmm, looking at the link I don’t see the scrub but it should be in the store near the other True Blue Spa products. It smells really good too, like a Hawaiian vacation!
Post # 15
I recently started using brown sugar as a scrub and it’s awesome. I mix it with my facial cleanser for my face and with my shower gel for hte body. It’s gentle, doesn’t break me out, and it smells awesome! Much cheaper than the brown sugar scrubs in the store!
I also use Derma-e’s Hyalronic Acid Night Creme for moisture on my face.
Post # 16
Oh yes! It is also quite cold here in Wisconsin! And I’m glad some other gals are as worried about their skin as I am.
I’m definately going to try out some of the products that you gals are suggesting. My best advice is for gals who can’t seem to keep their hands and arms moisturized enough during this blustery time of year. All I can say is creams, creams, creams – Aveeno, Eucerin, Gold Bond (is what I keep at my desk at work).
All of these, like Kiehls and some of the other brands you gals have mentioned, are a little bit spendier, but definately worth it. Normal lotions are made up of mostly standard H2O, which is why you have to apply it so much often, your skin is dry and the water base doesn’t absorb all that well- we’ve all experienced the slimy oiliness when putting lotion on our legs. Creams or any product that it thicker works the best and hydrates the skin for a much more extended period of time.
Also, for those of you gals who are like me, and could run a 5K marathon in heels, for dry heels as weird as it sounds- YES apply a lotion, I personally found that- as weird as it sounds, Oil of Olay Facial Cream works wonder over night- APPLY to your feet COVER with cotton socks, and BE AMAZED with the results in the morning 🙂