Just because Old Man Winter has held us all hostage doesn’t mean our skin has to. The way we treat our skin during this time of year is extremely important. The goal is to stay soft and smooth all year round, right? So if tweaking your beauty routine for a few more months is the small price to pay for keeping your face and body summer time fine, then so be it! I’ve taken the liberty to not only do some in depth research on how to properly treat our skin, but I’ve added helpful tips and chose quality, and a few inexpensive products that I promise will have a positive outcome. Thank me over a green tea frappacino this summer!
Mask It! A friend of mine inspired me to do my first mask this week. There’s all types of different homemade DIY masks using what you have in your own kitchen (oatmeal rocks). I suggest taking that route instead of testing out products that you aren’t too sure about and running the risk of an allergic reaction.
Moisturize! Cuddling is sensual and warm, but let’s not leave our bare skin rough to the touch while we’re spooning. It’s helpful to know your skin type so that you’re able to select a lotion that caters to you specifically. If you have dry skin like myself, lotions with salicylic acid to exfoliate dead cells is perfect. “If you’re using products with alpha hydroxy (AHA) discontinue during the winter and replace it with enriched products using containing vitamins and botanical.”(essortment.com)
Hands and Feet. Oh, boy. Put on gloves as soon as you moisturize your hands, and before stepping outside in this frigid weather. It locks in moisture keeping your hands from getting parched. Also, utilize that Alcohol-free hand sanitizer throughout the day to keep the germs away. Just because you aren’t wearing thong sandals doesn’t mean your feet should be neglected. In fact, they require more attention now than ever. Pay close attention to the flaking of your heels and exfoliate often.
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Since A+J keep their readers abreast on lifestyle, travel, and food/culture, it’s only right that I offer style how to’s, fashion news, current trends and beauty tips. I am currently working as a freelance Showroom Assistant for one of the leading fashion/marketing brands in the Big Apple. I stand by the notion that fashion isn’t intimidating; whether you identify yourself as a fashionista, or a fashion victim, we all could do our very best to look and feel fabulous!
Images: Cetaphil, Organic Beauty Vixen, Facial Cleansing Brush, Drugstore