You know the feeling. That ichy, cracked, dry skin feeling all over your body right as the weather starts to change. Every year without fail this fair skinned girl gets hit with dry skin.
If you’ve got dry winter skin, this post is for you. I’m pretty excited to team up with Olay to share their #WinterSkinChallenge. The challenge is all about keeping your skin moisturized during the cold winter months ahead with Olay Moisture Ribbons Plus body wash. (Check out the Manuka Honey scent here and the Lavender scent here) After just one use, you’ll notice sofer and more moisturized skin.
When you’re as fair skinned as I am living in cold tepatures, you come up with some tricks of the trade to prevent that winter dry skin.
Luke Warm Water
Oh how I love a long hot shower, especially in the winter months. While there’s no way I’m up for a freezing cold shower in the name of beauty, I do try to limit my shower time and keep the water temp a little less scortching hot.
Also, when I’m washing my face or hands, I opt for luke warm water instead of hot. That super hot water that we love strips so many oils away from our skin promoting that ichy dry skin.
Moisturizing Body Wash
I used to think all body wash was pretty much created equal and saved the ‘moisturizing’ for my lotion. Well I was proven wrong. The body wash I was using was like a harsh soap, stripping the oils from my skin and leaving it dry & cracked. Then I tried the Olay Moisture Ribbons Plus, which is like a lotion and body wash in one. It’s made with shea butter and comes in two different scents (Manuka Honey & Lavender).
Preventing winter dry skin starts in the shower with a moisturizing body wash.
Full disclosure: I’m not a great example of drinking my 8 glasses of water a day. I’m even worse in the winter. All I want is a nice hot cup of coffee … ALL DAY LONG. But that winter ichy dry skin is a huge indicator of dehydration. So I drink up … water, that is.
Each day I substitute at least one cucp of coffee for a cup of hot water with lemon. It’s hydrating AND keeps me warm. Now if water just had caffeine in it ….. hmm 🙂
I end the day curled up with a warm blanket, some good magazines and some hot lemon water!
Even in Seattle, where the rain is never ending, the air can be really dry. Heating our home from the cold weather dries out the air. That’s why we use a humidifier in our bedroom during the nights to put the moisture back into the air. Plus it’s one more thing to help prevent my skin from drying out 🙂 .
Before I hop in to the shower, I use a dry brush over your skin. It’s said to have lots of benefits, including increasing circulation and removing dead dry skin cells.
I always wear gloves and scarves to protect my skin from cold winds, rain, and snow (even if I’m just going outside quickly to take Reagan, our doberman puppy out). I also continue to wear sunscreen in the winter months. That winter sun can be just as damaging as summer sun, so don’t skimp on the sunscreen just because it’s cold outside.
Stay warm AND hydrated!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Olay. The opinions and text are all mine.