The Classic Brunette: How To Combat Dry Skin And Stay Moisturized In The Winter Months

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

How To Combat Dry Skin And Stay Moisturized In The Winter Months

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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?

34 comments:

  1. Jargons products have been around for a long time. Need to check out and try wet skin moisturizer.

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    1. They really have been!! I love their products!

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  2. Oh my gosh, my skin has been so dry (you should see my legs, you would vomit!) and my lips have been so chapped! I feel like I will never be properly moisturized ever again. I'll have to try this Jergen's lotion, I've heard great things!

    Rachel / www.seashellsandsparkles.com

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    1. OMG, haha! Seriously though this stuff is a miracle worker!!

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  3. I had no idea wet skin moisturizers even existed, sounds like an interesting concept. I totally agree about drinking more water and eating extra fruits and veggies, this makes a huge difference.

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    1. I didn't know about them either until I came across this one!

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  4. LOL I always have chapstick on me all the time, sometimes too many but there's no such thing as too much right? I love Jergens but have been pretty consistent to using the same product. Gonna have to check this one out tho!

    Danielle | FollowMyGut.com <3

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    1. Never enough chapstick! Haha! And let me know if you check it out!

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  5. I have seen this everywhere and have been wanting to try it. Glad to hear you think it works well:)

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    1. It's seriously a great product! I definitely recommend it!

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  6. Great post! It's that time of year. Great moisture tips, and awesome products!

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  7. I desperately need to buy a wet skin moisturizer. The only way I can remember to put it on is if I do it right after the shower, but normal moisturizer doesn't go on smoothly when your skin is wet! I'm already starting to get dry hands :( I want the warmer weather to come back!!!

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    1. Same here! I get dry hands too which is a horrible feeling! This stuff seriously works so well!

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  8. I've used this before, it's great!!! Love it for the winter.

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  9. Jergens products are always a part of my go-tos during the winter months especially because my skin gets REALLY dry

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  10. I've always been a huge Jergans fan!! Thanks for sharing this :)

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  11. Ugh, the winter is the worst for my skin! I hoard moisturizers this time of year, so it looks like I've got another one to try out. Great recommendations - and amen to the chugging water 24/7!

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  12. I never thought about fruit and veggies helping to combat dry skin and help us stay moisturized. I love using Jergens products.

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  13. This sounds like a great product! I struggle to keep my skin moisturized year round, but it's so much more difficult in the winter. I will be using these tips :)

    XO, SS || Seersucker Sass

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  14. I've been wanting to try that wet moisturizer forever! I get such bad dry skin in the winter, I'll have to keep your tips in mind when the colder months come near :)

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  15. Such great tips! I really need to work on keeping my hands and body moisturized. I'm religious about my face but I often forget to moisturize after showering. I definitely want to try that Jergens stuff.

    La Belle Sirene 

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  16. Totally necessary for cold weather! great tips, thanks!
    xx nicole
    www.nicoleparise.com

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  17. I love that Jergens! It actually works. Which is always nice, especially in the winter when it's needed most!

    Coming Up Roses

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  18. Such great tips...and I've totally been listening to Christmas music, too! #client

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  19. Ugh I have the driest skin, especially come winter, so this is so useful! thanks!

    xx, Aditi
    ADIMAY.com

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  20. Yes to all these tips-- I do try to moisturize right after showering but most of the time I totally forget :P

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  21. My adopted son has the driest skin and he HATES putting on lotion. This one that you can apply wet seems like something he would love!

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  22. I definitely agree that chapstick and lotion are two must-haves for the winter dry skin!!

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  23. Love this skincare post! It is so important to take good care of the skin :) I spend a lot of time doing face masks, peels, and exfoilitors.

    Alisha

    saffrononrose.com

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  24. I picked up a few of these bottles last month, and I LOVE them! So great for locking in moisture!

    xo,
    Stephanie
    Diary of a Debutante
    www.thediaryofadebutante.com

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