Are you suffering from itchy dry skin?
Are you having a nasty dry lips?
Are your hands and feet are dry and rough like the scotch brites? :(
Is your scalp itchy and dry?
Do you have a dry patchy face?
If all of your answer is YES, it’s because it’s WINTER !!! Winter is the coldest time of the year. Freezing temperatures, low humidity, and furnace-blasted dry air can leave our skin dry, flaky and itchy. Yup.. this is no good. To be honest I like winter. The snow, hot chocolate, cozy blanket, cute looking boots, infinity chunky scarves, layering etc. But what I don’t like is when I get this dry skin.. I feel like I’m a giant dandruff with eyes and mouth. :p
Ok Ladies and Gents, we don’t really have to worry about winter ruining our skin if we do something about it. We can’t really avoid winter but we have to change our routines in order to have a younger smoother skin. I have some secrets that I do when winter comes.
To be honest, I like semi hot showers not even joking.. it’s so cold outside that I will never want to have cold showers but of course after my semi hot shower, I will shower with warm water and then with a little bit of cool water just to seal my skin. And then I pat dry and moisturize while my skin is still damp. Purchase a best body moisturizer, you don’t have to buy the expensive one but buy a moisturizer that is fragrance free and natural if you can. I’m using Kirkland body lotion made with 100% pure PLANT EXTRACTS.
OK now let’s talk about our lips. I like it when my lips are soft and naturally red. I bet you like that too. All you have to do is take care of it. How? Use a lip balm or even a coconut oil. And if you feel like it is still dry then it’s time to use a scrub. Again, you don’t have to spend so much money. Just use brown sugar and use a toothbrush and start scrubbing your lips gently.
I don’t know about you but everytime its winter my hands turn into a scotch brite. LOL!!! I tried different expensive product but its just a big fail. I just wasted my money. And I discovered a product that it’s not only good for baby skin but good for very dry hands and feet. I’m talking about VASELINE !!! It works like magic. No lie. And it’s very cheap. You can buy it for $4 and it last long, probably for 3 or 4 months. It depends how much you use it. I use it every day, for my hands and feet. It is sticky but get use to it, your hands and feet will thank you later.
When I came here in Canada 8 years ago, I have this dry and very itchy scalp in winter. I bought different shampoos for itchy and dry scalp and it did not help me at all.. The ingredients are so strong that it makes my scalp red and more itchy. I was devastated. So I thought using natural products. And I used BAKING SODA. This is one of my favourite thing in this world. You can do anything with this thing. So you use baking soda as your shampoo and use a regular conditioner after. Just to let you know, shampoo doesn’t need to lather. a good shampoo doesn’t lather. Shampoo that lathers has so many chemicals that can ruin your hair and skin. There are different ingredients that you can’t pronounce or no idea what it is. So be careful about the products out there.
Sunscreen. Sunscreen. This is the product that I use in summer and winter. Just because the sun isn’t shining, doesn’t mean you’re not getting harmful UV radiation. Remember when it comes to your skin everyday is a sun day, so apply sunscreen daily.
Ok so I guess I shared my winter routine secrets and no longer a secret. If you have any routine let me know, I would be happy to know.