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With winter approaching quickly, it is important to change up our skin care routines just a bit so we can maintain healthy and beautiful skin during the winter months. Therefore, today I figured I would share some of the things I do to make sure my skin is healthy and beautiful when “Old Man Winter” shows his face.
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Take Moisturizing Up a Notch
When the harsh winter weather sets in, it is important to make sure that you are keeping your skin moisturized. Many think that this only means that they need to put on more lotion. However, it starts with the soap/body wash that you use too.
In the summer, if your skin can handle it, using soaps/body washes that smell good may work for you. However, when winter comes it’s time to switch it up to a body wash that has moisturizing qualities.
If you have sensitive skin like me, I recommend the Sensitive Skin Body Wash by Acure. This body wash allows you to experience deep moisturizing thanks to the CoQ10 and Argan Stem Cells that are found inside of it. The ingredients absorb deep into your skin so you are able to replenish lost moisture and elastically. As you rinse off the body wash you will feel soothing hydration, clean, and fantastic.
In fact, I love the way my skin feels after I get out of the shower after using this body wash. It doesn’t have a fruity fragrance, but my skin always feels smoother, softer, and clean. Once you try this body wash, you will have a higher standard when considering trying another brand. If you have ever tried a body wash that leaves your skin feeling unbelievably fresh and clean, you know what I mean.
Don’t Over wash Your Face
While you may want to cleanse your face throughout the day to remove makeup, get a fresh face, or make sure it stays clean, it is possible to over wash your face. Over washing, your face can come with some bad side effects especially during the winter months.
I suggest using facial cleansing wipes. This way you only have to do your facial cleansing routine during the morning and at night. During the day if your face becomes dirty you can use a facial cleaning wipe such as the Acure Argan Oil Cleansing Towelettes, Unscented (they also can be used on your body).
I learned about them when trying out the Triple Repairing Shampoo and Conditioner and they have stayed in my purse ever since.
They help me freshen up my face when needed without having to go through my entire skin cleaning routine numerous times throughout the day.
While speaking about the Triple Repairing Shampoo and Conditioner I also want to say how amazing that is. The shampoo smells amazing and a little goes a long way. A small amount of the shampoo is able to wash my entire head (it lathers up very well) and the smell is to die for. The conditioner has a lighter fragrance, but both products contain Argan Oil so there are tons of benefits that come along with using both products.
Another thing while on the face subject, if you use a ton of products in your hair, make sure you wash your hair at least once a week to avoid clogging up your pores and experiencing breakouts on your skin.
See Also: Five Tips for Growing Longer, Healthier Hair
Keep Your Lips Moisturized
Luckily, I am a lip-gloss addict so I always keep my lips moisturized. However, keeping your lips moisturized in the winter is extremely important. If you do not keep your lips moisturized properly, they will become chapped and sometimes even crack, which is not only unappealing, but it hurts a ton too.
I did receive a new lip gloss from Acure Organics called “Daang”, but it’s not my color so I am going to have my mom try it out to see if it works for her. However, “Birthday Suit” is more my color and I plan to try that in a few weeks.
The good thing is since being introduced to Acure’s lip-glosses I have learned that Argan Oil is good for the lips. Based on further research that I performed on the web I found that it only takes two drops on your lips in the morning and at night to keep your lips moisturized. I have been doing this and from my first day, I have to admit I wish I had learned about this sooner. Now, I think I will switch all of my lip-glosses over to ones that contain Argan Oil. However, for now, I have been using Uni 100% Pure Premium Moroccan Argan Oil and it has been working great. It absorbs quickly and does not leave my lips feeling overly greasy.
Bonus Winter Skin Care Products for Kids
Just as with adults, kids need to take care of their skin during the winter too, especially if they are school-aged kids and will be spending time outside and in an environment outside of your home. Two of my kids have eczema so it is important for me to make sure that they stay moisturized, drink plenty of water, and do not do anything to dry out their skin.
Acure Organics has a Baby Care Bundle that includes everything that I need to do just that.
The Bare Baby is a four in one product, which can be used as a hand wash, shampoo, body wash, and bubble bath. I love that a little goes a long way and it includes good ingredients such as Cucumber and Chamomile.
The Bare Baby lotion also includes good quality products and like the 4-in-1, it is also fragrance free, paraben free, and pediatrician and allergy tested.
What do you do to keep your skin healthy and beautiful during the winter months?