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How I care for my skin in the colder months!



As soon as the weather starts to cool off, my skin immediately gets so dry! It is only October and a few days ago I noticed my nose already had dry skin!! I am also Italian so, naturally I have ashy skin. So you can only imagine how ashy my knees and elbows get as the weather continues to get colder!! My lips get dry too! I have tried just about every chapstick to exist and this year I FINALLY found my holy grail for the cold months!

I posted on my insta story a poll to see if anyone else relates to my pain and wanted to know how I keep the dry skin at bay throughout the fall and winter! Turns out, a lot of you wanted me to write this post, so I am so happy to share some of my tricks with you guys! This has been a life long struggle of mine and I finally feel like I have found THE BEST products for dry skin!!


Face:

Hydrated skin is the key to young-looking skin! With cold air, all of the moisture in your skin is leaking out! Artificial heating indoors makes your skin just as dry as the cool air does! So keeping your skin hydrated is KEY! Here is what I have learned to do to keep my skin hydrated!


Face Wash:

-I use the CeraVe Hydrating Facial Cleanser! I love this when the air is cool because it is so hydrating and does not make my skin feel dry or "tight" after I wash my face!




Vitamin C:

-helps you get rid of your pale winter skin and give you a natural glow!

-this is key for brighter, smoother and more hydrated skin!


Rich Moisturizer:

-once it starts to get cooler I use a thicker moisturizer! one that is not water based. This makes a huge difference for me!

-I use First Aide "Ultra Repair Cream" Listen this is the best moisturizer for the fall and winter!! It is so rich and creamy and hydrates your skin SO nicely.




***side note: I still use SPF in the winter!


Lips:

-I use a lip scrub every night before bed! This helps tremendously with my dry irritated lips during the cold weather.

-I have been using the ChapStick "Total Hydration Conditioning Lip Scrub" in Fresh Peppermint and I have been loving it! The smell is great and it isn't too harsh on my lips for every day use. I am sure there are plenty more "expensive" ones out there but this one works great for a reasonable price!

-Every night before bed I use the Bite Beauty Agave Lip Mask. I am so glad I found this product because it is so so good! I wake up in the morning and my lips are still hydrated!

-In the morning and during the day, as needed, I use the Vaseline Lip Therapy Balm. This stuff makes my lips so soft and hydrated!









Body:

-Every day in the shower, I use the Raw Sugar Living body scrub! This is the best scrub I have ever used! It is not too harsh but rough enough to get all of your dead skin off!

-After my shower I use the Kiehls body oil all over my body. Then I go over that with the Kiehls Creme de Corps body lotion!

These two things makes my body SO SO soft and hydrated. This lotion, I swear is the best lotion to ever exist. It is so strong and makes your skin so soft and buttery!






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