The harsh winter weather can wreak havoc on the delicate skin for both your face and body. Commit to a daily winter routine which will moisturise skin and have it feeling brand new. No need to spend a fortune on new products which could cause unrealistic expectations, just grab a few inexpensive products from the supermarket or drug store, and get started.
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Keep in the habit of regularly exfoliating your face and body through the next few months. Dead skin cells will now more than ever build up on the forehead, knees, elbows and shins. Using a gentle clay mask on the face is the best way to remove any build up, and keep your skin looking firm and soft. For the body, try a coffee scrub which can quickly remove dead skin in minutes.
Make sure to moisturise your entire body before you go to bed. This will help to keep skin soft and less likely to break or damage easily over time. Vaseline Intensive Care Spray Moisturiser ($7.99) is perfect since it dries in seconds, and deeply moisturises without leaving a greasy residue on your clothes or sheets the next morning.
Cracked lips are painful, unpleasant and difficult to deal with during the colder months. Regularly exfoliate your lips by using a dry toothbrush and rubbing it along your top and bottom lips. Apply a lip balm which will soothe and nourish your lips, and re-apply throughout the day. A great option is the Carmex Mint Lip Balm Tube SPF 15 ($4.99). The added SPF will protect your lips against the sun, and keep them hydrated.
Don’t forget to apply products with sunscreen even though the sun might not be shining. Instead of using a sunscreen which could leave an unpleasant sheen or shade of white on your face, look for a foundation with an added SPF. These products are easy to apply, inexpensive and don’t leave you with a shiny face all day long.
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By Felicia Sapountzis