Au Revoir 2012! Winterize your skin care regimen

 
 
 
 
In a few short weeks, we will say "Au Revoir" to 2012 and "Bienvenue" to 2013!
As we brace ourselves for dropping temps, pending snowstorms, and a slew of other wintery projectiles from Ole Man Winter, here are a few tips to winterize your skin care regimen.
MOISTURIZER 
As weather conditions change, so too should your skin care routine. In the summer, its completely fine to use a water-based moisturizer. In the winter months, use a moisturizer that has some natural oils that will create a protective layer on the skin to retain more moisture on your face and body. Make sure to look for oils that are noncomodogenic (wont clog your pores) like avocado oil, mineral oil, primrose oil or almond oil. Night creams are a great solution since they tend to be oil based.
Here are some cost effective options available at most drugstores:
 
 
L'oreal Youth Code-Night & Day Cream
Cerave Moisturizing Cream
(Dermatologist approved)
 
 
Roc Complete Lift Night Cream
 
 
 
SUNSCREEN
 
Not just for the summer months! Winter sun combined with snow glare can cause damaging effects to exposed skin. Be sure to slather some on.
 
HAND CREAM
 
 The skin on your hand is uber thin and contains less oil glands than other parts of your body, which means its more suseptible to dryness especially in the winter months. Try a heavier hand formulation like the one below.
 
Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Hand cream
(Loveeeeeeeee this!)



 
 
LIP THERAPY
 
Cold air will drain the moisture from your lips and will cause them to be irritated and dry and eventually crack. Use lip therapy with SPF to add moisture and give you much needed protection from the sun. If you find that your lips are still very chapped, that usually means 1) you arent receiving enough moisture and 2) you will need to exfoliate..(even your lips need exfoliation!).
 
Once a week, try using a heaving cream on your lips at night like shea butter, cocoa butter or aloe to gently exfoliate. For severely chapped skin, moisten your lips with a facial scrub and use a clean soft toothbrush to gently slough off the dead skin. Follow up immediately with one of the heavy cream aforementioned.
Thats all folks!
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Dont forget to put your fab face forward!!
Mrs. Makeup
 
 

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