Winter Beauty Tips

By  November 13, 2008

Cold winter weather can cause a lot of damage to your skin. Since your body is usually covered up underneath a lot of clothes, it’s tempting to slack off on your skincare regimen. However, it’s important to keep up with proper skincare, lest you end up with ashy elbows, cracked heels, or worse. This winter, take the time out to properly moisturize; dry, itchy skin is no fun at all!

Tried and true, ChapStick has been around for years. Use this classic lip balm before heading outdoors to keep your lips from peeling. Nobody likes chapped lips!

Available at CVS.com for $1.89.

Your hands are susceptible to brittle nails and splitting cuticles from harsh winds. Keep your hands smooth by lathering on a hand cream like Avène Hand Cream with Cold Cream. Take it one step further by putting on a pair of gloves before you head outdoors.

Available at SpaLook.com for $13.

Your face probably takes the biggest beating in the winter because it’s the one place that usually stays uncovered. And since it’s the first thing that people see, you want to keep your face looking great, so invest in a facial moisturizer with sunscreen. Try Amore Pacific’s Natural Protector which has SPF 30, as sunrays are still a big problem – even in the winter.

Available at BergdorfGoodman.com for $65.

Despite how dry your skin is, it is still renewing itself, so be sure to exfoliate regularly. Use an in-shower body scrub such as Joe Malone’s Vitamin E Treatment Scrub, plus a loofah to get rid of dead skin cells. Beware, exfoliating can dehydrate your skin so limit the scrubs to once or twice a week and be sure to use a heavy cream afterwards.

Available at NeimanMarcus.com for $75.

For the winter opt for a cream over a lotion. Creams tend to be thicker than lotion which makes it a better option for the cold weather. Your skin can use as much protection as it can get so try Cetaphil’s Moisturizing Cream. The cream promises intense moisture while still being gentle enough for sensitive skin.

Available at Drugstore.com for $10.99.