Staying moisturized in the winter is crucial. I know my skin suffers, so I'm going to show you some of the products I use to keep my skin healthy.
One of the main things to remember is to exfoliate. For body wash, I use the Olay Spa Exfoliating Ribbons. There is different colors of these, each with a different main ingredient. This one is the seaweed extract one. It cleanses well and buffs away dead skin.
To exfoliate my lips I like to use the Mary Kay Lip Mask. It has a fine gritty texture and you put it on your lips and gently rub the dead skin off with a washcloth. I like it because it gets the flaky skin off.
I finish off with Carmex Lip Balm. I have tried many lip balms and this one is the BEST. It works better than Vaseline.
For a body lotion I love Olay Quench Active Hydration. This lotion has green tea and vitamins in it to heal dry skin. I like the way it dries fast and smells awesome.
For dry patches, cracked heels, and hands I love the Eucerin Aquaphor Healing Ointment. I put this on at night on areas that get dry patches and my hands. Its also good to put on your feet and then sleep in socks and your feet are really soft and hydrated in the morning. It feels and looks like Vaseline, but works much better.
For deodorant, I love Secret Smooth Effects in Silky Botanical. I used to use the clear gel kind from Secret, and it worked but it really dried out my underarms. They felt really dry and itched a lot. I don't like a solid deodorant, but this kind is a cream type that comes out like the gel. It says that you can shave less often, which really is true. It makes the hair feel softer when it grows back and your skin smooth. It doesn't get on your clothes either and keeps you dry. There's nothing worse than white chunky deodorant that sits in the creases like the solids and the drying effect like the clear gel. This does neither.
My favorite moisturizer for my face is the Aveeno Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer. It has SPF 15 in it and really evens out my skin tone. I originally only got it because I couldn't find the kind I used to use, but now I really like this one instead.
It is also really important to condition your hair, even all year long. My hair is curly, so its really dry and I use a lot of heat tools. So once a week I deep condition with Garnier Fructis Deep Conditioner. You leave it on for 3 minutes in the shower in place of your regular conditioner. It has apricot and avocado oils in it that really hydrate your hair.
My cuticles get really dry, especially when I have acrylics on. I just discovered the Burt's Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Creme. It smells amazing! It looks like a solid lip balm in a little tin and you rub it on your cuticles. It really moisturized them and made my hands smell great.
I have been looking for a good exfoliating face mask, so if any of you know of one, please let me know.
All of these products can be purchased at drugstores and each are under $10.
Tell me what you love to use to stay hydrated! And drink tons of water!
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