With the seemingly distant approach of spring just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to work to reverse the negative side effects winter brought with it. Dry skin, extra weight, and seasonal depression-to be specific. While I can’t exactly help with the latter two, (trust me, if i knew how to reverse weight gain and depression, I’d tell you guys in a second) I have plenty of experience and advice for helping to combat dry skin.
For starters, I grew up in Colorado-which is pretty much a desert. Not only that, but I also have naturally dry skin. This combination of a dry climate and dry skin made Colorado winters extremely fun for me! Just kidding, it was rough. Even though I’m in New York City now, I’ve still been struggling with keeping my skin hydrated and happy. While I don’t necessarily have a “cure” for dry skin, (yeah yeah the title is technically clickbait) I wanted to share with you guys some products and practices that have helped to dramatically reduce my skin’s dryness.
If magic came in a little green tube, this cream would be it. When it gets really dry outside, I have little eczema flair-ups. This cream, though, has been my savior lately. I put it on any areas that are extremely dry and it fixes them almost overnight. This is also great for any itchy bumps from bug bites or acne. I was hesitant when I saw the price at first, but for all it can do, I think it’s well worth the investment.
This was another purchase I recently made and immediately fell in love with. Scrubbing away dead skin helps new skin to regenerate and become moisturized, which is why exfoliating is so important. I love this coffee scrub because not only does it make me feel as smooth as a dolphin, but it’s also made out of 100% natural ingredients (including coffee, almond oil, and salt). I also love that it doubles as a face exfoliator as well as for the body.
Face masks are another great way to give your skin a little extra moisture. I love the Sephora brand ones, they have a multitude of different kinds for different purposes, plus they’re only $5!
Wash your face
I feel like this one tip has helped me out so much. The few times I’ve fell asleep with my makeup on, I would wake up with dry spots and acne trying to peek through. This being said, though, washing your face can dry it out so I usually only wash once a day and then moisturize twice a day (morning and night).
Yeah, yeah, you probably know by now how important drinking enough water is for keeping your skin hydrated and healthy. But nonetheless, it’s extremely important, so I’m gonna say it again. Your diet also plays a big part in your skin; whenever I eat a lot of crappy foods, I always notice my skin looking dull, puffy, and dry the next morning.