DIY Tips for Winterizing Your Skin
So your budget for skincare products is a little thin right now. That doesn’t mean you should neglect your skin, especially when it’s subjected to the ravages of winter weather and indoor heating.
Author, blogger and “DIY” beauty expert Erika Katz (author of Bonding
Over Beauty will share with you her favorite beauty tips for gorgeous winter skin.
Exfoliate skin once per week with an exfoliating sugar scrub. Click here to see how to make it.
For dry hands, rub a rich moisturizer all over (Erika recommends Shea Butter creams) then wrap your hands in a warm wet wash cloth. The heat will help hands retain the moisture. You can also wear gloves. This is great when you are watching TV.
Before bed, use a rich night cream with an oil base. In the winter we need creams with oil not water. Water freezes on the skin and does not give it the proper moisture.
Each day after the shower before skin is dry, rub baby oil all over your body to seal in moisture. For feet, rub moisturizer on dry feet, then put on warm sock. You can warm your socks in the dryer or microwave.
For chapped lips, brush lips with a toothbrush to remove dead skin. Then, rub lips with vitamin e oil. If you have A&D ointment left over from the baby, which is actually great for chapped lips too.