What winter skin?
So I was watching the news earlier and my beloved Janice Huff said, "In January we got March weather, and in March we are about to get January weather." So that is why I waited until almost spring to write about winter skin care. I have ESP and knew if I did this when you are "supposed" to y'all would have never listened to my advice.
We all know that winter can wreck havoc on your skin. The cold air can dry it out and leave it cracked. However, it can be prevented with active care. It is important to make sure your skin care routine promotes moisturization, and exfoliation. Moisturizing, to keep it hydrated, and exfoliant to rid yourself of the dry skin. The best bang for your moisturizing buck is a mask. Once a week carve out some time to use Erno Laszlo's Hydra-Therapy Sleep Mask ($90). Used overnight it helps to deeply hydrate skin so you wake with supple, soft smooth skin. There is also Juara Java Plum & Avacado Nourishing Mask ($38). We already know the power of putting avocado on anything, and now its great for the face. The high fat content of avocado makes it a great hydrating natural ingredient in its oil form. With Java Plum, Banana and Mango work to help sooth dry skin immediately. Moisturizing is great, but it works best with already smooth skin thanks to a good exfoliation. Clean & Clear Acne Triple Clear Exfoliating Scrub ($8) fights acne and gently exfoliates skin. A new innovative way to get the job done with with Dermalogica Daily Superfoliant ($54), which is a powder that gets activated by water. The fine powder helps to smooth skin on a micro level. Seal it in with first a serum, then a rich moisturizer. Avalon Organics Intense Defense ($20) with Vitamin C is the perfect antidote to dry skin. StriVectin's Active Infusion Youth Serum ($89) helps skin no matter what its age is to remember its hydrated youth. Jurlique Purely Age-Defying Eye Cream ($48) targets the most sensitive, delicate skin that needs the same amount of love. The most obvious step is to moisturizing. Vichy Aqualia Thermal Rich Cream ($31) is for dramatic, intense moisturization that is perfect for dry winter skin. Goop Replenishing Night Cream works as you rest to plump up skin with a hydrating formula of plant cells of daffodil and sweet iris and everything else natural and beneficial. Do not forget the neck because we all know thats where you wear your age. Skinn Neck Armour ($30) is specially designed to keep fooling everyone exactly how old you are with its rich protein formula.
The body should not be forgotten. Dove just released Shower Foam ($6) that is light as a feather, but packs a deep punch. It foams and will lather up all that moisturizing goodness. Lock it in, in the shower with Curel's Hydra Therapy Wet Skin Moisturizer ($11). Right after you shower, before toweling off this moisturizer works with wet skin to help skin receive the benefits. If you need some moisturizing any other time during the day, Vaseline's Intensive Care ($4) will clinically turn skin around in three weeks from dry uncomfortable skin to healthy skin.
When you are ready to leave the house chances are you are going to wear just a little bit of make up. Neutrogena just launched its Hydro Boost collection. It is a full range of products that includes make up. There are 10 hydrating tints ($15) for any skin tone, concealers ($13) and lip treatments ($9) and shines ($11). All these products promote hydration while working double time as the perfect make up.