While winter might be a great time when it comes to fashion, it’s a pretty tough time in the beauty world, as your skin and hair take quite a knock. We’ve heard what your top winter beauty problems are and we’re doing our best to help you combat them.
Here are your 3 most common dry skin problems solved.
1. Chapped lips. You’re getting yourself ready for a night out, but when it’s time to apply your go-to lippie, you now suddenly think twice. Your lips are dry and cracked, so do you really want to draw attention to them?
Unfortunately, this is one of those things none of us escapes. Yes, there’s the cold and drying air that is the main culprit, but you’re probably also taking in much less fluid than you would during the warmer months, meaning your skin is a bit dehydrated. You’re going to need to up the moisture level, and your usual lip balm might not cut it. Use a formula that’s uber moisturising and slightly thicker so that it forms a layer on your skin. You’ll also want to get a scrub for your lips.
2. Flakey, itchy and skin. The so-called winter rash is a real concern. Your pores are more clogged due to the dry skin, and that itching is real. As with all the other concerns, moisturising is key. Swap your normal shower gel for an oil-based one, and add oils to your creams or bath. Remember to also exfoliate your entire body at least twice a week.
3. Dry hands. Our poor hands really take a beating in the colder months, so your hand-cream game needs to be all kinds of strong. Make sure you have a few delightfully moisturising creams, and keep one in your car, one in your handbag, one at your desk, one at your kitchen sink, one in the bathroom and even one at your favourite spot in the lounge – that way, you’re sure to remember to use it!
This post first appeared on All4Women.