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6 Tips for Protecting Your Winter Skin

February 17, 2016

Say goodbye to battles with dry skin!

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When winter comes, my dry skin takes the hit.

A big one. My legs become ashes, with flakiness that isn’t exactly comfortable. My hands, rough at the shake, and my lips split right down the middle. Last winter, I really struggled with not taking care of the issue and simply just letting it go. I ended up with sandpaper-like skin, that ended up taking some serious time to treat. So, this winter, I’m on a daily quest to fight off the flat air and seal in as much moisture as possible. Here’s what I’ve got:

Layer. Start with socks and end with a hat. I’ve been waking up, and layering up. Staying covered up has kept me warm, and avoided the crisp air from stinging my skin. At night, I like to put lotion on my feet, and sleep with some cozy socks.

Stay Sealed. My latest beauty trick is the easiest in the book. I’ve been sealing up my chapped skin with a 100% organic, vegan version of Vaseline. I scoop a bit into a travel-size tin (for on the go use), and rub it into my lips, face, knuckles, you name it. It’s been my saving grace; keeping my skin sealed when the wind wants to bruise my face, and the moisture locked.

Refresh. For a midday pick-me-up, I’ve been misting Julia’s DIY Rose Water on my neck and face. The florals have a way of tricking me out of the brittle air, and keep my skin feeling light and airy.

Hydrate. What happens on the inside affects that outside. Moisture and hydration begins with a glass of water. Or, for me, 72. oz of water, daily. Keeping a refillable bottle handy and sipping on it throughout the day is key.

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Photo: Sophie Dituri

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