Cold-Weather Skin Savers
3 solutions for winter-weary faces
We still have a few more months of cold to endure, and, if you’re like me, your skin is starting to feel the effects of the season. There’s nothing worse than dull, flaky skin, and fighting it can sometimes seem like a neverending battle. But don’t despair, here are a few tips sure to combat those winter skin blues:
Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize: Use a non-clogging, oil-based moisturizer to keep your face hydrated and smooth. One to try: Burt’s Bees Evening Primrose Overnight Creme. With almond, sesame, avocado, and evening primrose oils, plus vitamin E, it’s just the nourishment your skin needs. $17.99, target.com
Go easy on the masks: There’s nothing like a good facial to cleanse and rejuvenate, soften and smooth, but clay-based masks will only sap moisture from your skin. Try a homemade remedy: Mix two tablespoons of honey with an egg yolk and leave on for 15-30 minutes. Use once a week for a cheap and intensely hydrating cure.
Soap matters: Mom always said how great oatmeal is for dry skin, but unless you’re in the bath, it’s not exactly convenient. Luckily, you can get all the benefits of this wonder grain with Aveeno Moisturizing Bar. It soothes and softens itchy winter skin and helps keep much-needed moisture in. $3.39, Walgreens