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I absolutely love when the weather turns colder. I can finally pull out my jackets, burn some candles, drink some hot cocoa, and turn up the Christmas music! Seriously though, I haven't stopped listening to Christmas music since November 1st and I'm pretty sure I've gone through every single Christmas song already...Oops! Even though I spend my time in both northern and southern California, it can still get a little chilly and my beauty routine is definitely affected by it. I have dry skin to begin with, so once cold weather hits my skin is practically doomed to flake and peel. If it's like that for me in California, I can't even imagine what it's like for everyone in states that are actually cold! So today I thought I would share some of my tips for avoiding dry skin and staying moisturized so that we can all keep feeling like our best selves during the winter months.
1. Drink More Water
I may not be the best at grabbing water as my first choice beverage, but just because I love Diet Coke more doesn't mean I don't recognize just how important it is! Starting each day with a big glass of water can do wonders for your skin, especially if the weather is constantly drying it out. So even if you already drink a lot of water, it doesn't hurt to have one or two more glasses a day!
2. Use Lip Scrub + Chapstick Regularly
Okay maybe it's because I'm a chapstick addict, but I always have some on me wherever I go. During the winter my lips get so dry that every few days I have to use a lip scrub to get off all the dead skin. I always know when to use the scrub again because when I try to put on any kind of lip color I can see all the places where my lips are uneven from dead skin. There are plenty of great lip scrubs out there, but I always think it's a fun DIY project to make your own! I like to find new ones by searching on Pinterest.
3. Skip Washing Your Hair Every Once In A While
I have a bad habit of washing my hair every time I shower. I know it's bad, but I really just don't feel right without doing it! Maybe some day I'll get over my ways, but for now this is how I am. In the winter though, my hair can do one of two things: become brittle or super oily. Usually skipping a wash does the trick to make everything normal again! If you're a person who washes their hair every other day, send me your best tips in the comments!!
4. Eat more fruit and veggies
Similar to tip number one, eating certain fruits and vegetables can really hydrate your body and be a tasty snack/meal. It's better to eat fruits that are high in water content, so try eating watermelon, kiwis, apples, oranges or vegetables like celery, tomatoes, and cucumbers. Even though summer is over, it doesn't mean all the fruit and vegetables in your fridge have to be replaced with turkey and pumpkin pie!
5. Moisturize Immediately After Showering
I moisturize immediately after stepping out of the shower, which means I won't forget to do it every day! Recently I've been using Jergens Wet Skin Moisturizer. I grabbed two scents while shopping at Walmart: Jergens Wet Skin Moisturizer with Cherry Almond Essence (exclusive to Walmart) as well as the Restoring Argan Oil scent. I've always used body butter or regular lotion, but what I've noticed and loved about this product is how much lighter it is in comparison. This moisturizer contains essential oils that lock in moisture when applied to wet skin. It does a great job of making sure your skin stays soft all day after applying, which is especially awesome for my dry skin that requires me to constantly re-apply regular lotions and moisturizers.
I put a dime sized amount on each limb right after showering then pat myself dry so the lotion can really sink into my skin. It's so fast and easy, and like I said earlier it makes it easier to remember to moisturize if I do it along with my daily shower!
Grab a bottle for yourself at the lotion aisle of your local Walmart! And if you want to check out some more inspiration and tips for fall and winter you can check out Jergens community bloggers here.
What are your best beauty tips for fall and winter?