Maybe you’re like us and your skin is struggling in winter. Living in Minnesota, we know that winter is long and really hard on our skin. Over the years, we’ve learned a lot about how to care for our skin through simple ways that make us feel a lot better.
1. Wear Mittens or Gloves
We owe this tip to our mom because every time we go outside in the winter, she reminds us to cover our hands from the cold, dry air. Every time our hands are exposed to the cold air, they lose moisture which leads to dry, cracking hands–no good!
2. Use a Humidifier
This one is new this year, but I’m loving my little humidifier that I got from Amazon. It sits on my nightstand right by my bed and fills my skin and lungs with moisture throughout the night. I’ve really been amazed at the difference it’s made! I was skeptical at first, but this has been a game-changer!
Our poor lips during Minnesota winters need a little extra love. We are big fans of applying straight vaseline to our lips to keep them moist and free from cracking. If your feet start to get dry and cracked, put some vaseline on them and then put socks on overnight. This will make ’em really smooth by morning!
4. Drink Up
Our skin gets so dry because it is dehydrated, so a huge tip is to drink lots and lots of water! One of the first things we like to do when we wake up is to grab a glass and fill it with cold water to get some H2O in first thing in the morning.
Using face lotion in the morning after washing your face makes a big difference. We love Olay because leaves your face feeling refreshed, without an oily residue. Another way to keep your skin moisturized is to apply lotion or coconut oil all over your body after showering. I’ve started using coconut oil with a little lavender essential oil mixed in at night, and it is amazing!
6. Limit the Showers
Ha! This one may seem strange, but showers dry out your skin and your hair, so try not to shower more than once a day if possible. Whenever you do though, be sure to lotion up to replenish your skin!