I have been noticing this year, more than any other, that my skin and lips are so dry! The cold has come to Victoria, and I am reminded of that every day now! Brrrrr….
So, I wanted to share some of my very favourite ways to repair and rehydrate dry, chapped skin and lips. Skin tends to freak out when its undergoing sudden changes in environment, so its important to chug that water, get lots of rest (basically, all the simple stuff) AND…change your products up!
I can often get away with just gloss on my lips during other seasons, but when winter hits, I love using Yum’s lip balm ($10) which is super emollient and rehydrating. It gives a hint of gloss, too – bonus!
As for facial skincare, adding in a hydrating masque can be a saviour. Our Nori Mango, Pearl, and Chia masques from Yum ($48) are all packed with antioxidants, humectants and emollients to really draw and bind moisture to the skin. To keep your masquing results up, consider switching from a gel cleanser to a cream cleanser, so that more of your natural skin oils stay put. The Beta Carotene cleanser (both $38) is mild and cooling for sensitive skin, and the Sweet Orange Cleanser helps sweep away devitalized cells and is recommended for environmentally stressed skin.
And for body, the Hempz lotions are an affordable, delicious smelling way to rehydrate and protect the whole body. The brand’s lotions features Pure Hemp Seed Oil, which is one of the richest sources of essential fatty acids. Naturally conditioning for skin all over the body!
Finally, a paraffin dip is an amazing way for hands and feet to get some TLC. Moisturized hands are dipped in this warm, soft wax, locking in moisture by forcing it into the skin. This is a very relaxing treatment, and also great for arthritis sufferers. Take home a bottle of Footlogix #3 foot foam ($24), and you have a defence against dry, cracking heels all year round.
See you soon for your holiday skin fix!