Does anyone else have super dry skin right now?
I know a lot of states are going through some crazy freezing weather but it’s actually not THAT bad in Seattle.
But regardless for the past week or two I’ve had super crazy dry hands, lips, back and sometimes feet.
I can kinda see why. I’m constantly washing my hands in hot water throughout the day to prevent getting sick. I’ve also been eating every couple of hours and haven’t been applying lip balm afterwards. And while I can do some heavy moisturizing on my body after a shower, there are parts of my back that I can never reach!
So ultimately… it’s not just the cold weather to blame. I see where I need to change too! So let’s see what I (and you too) can do to ensure soft, moisturized skin throughout the winter!
Let’s start of with dry hands. While I’m not giving up on washing my hands in hot water with anti-bacterial soap, I can be better about always moisturizing afterwards. Here’s what I’m going to try- KEEP LOTION EVERYWHERE!! That way, I’ll always see it around and remember to reapply consistently!
Locations to stock up: By the bed, by all bathroom sinks, on the coffee table, in the car and of course in all my bags.
Recommended hand lotions for dry skin:
I know some of you may use gloves at night… but I just don’t think I would ever be able to fall asleep with them on! The thought did cross my mind though…
Well the issue for me is that I’m SUPER inflexible… like seriously, have never done the splits in my life. It’s a good day when I can touch my toes. Hubs on the other hand is extra flexible even though you’d never expect it by looking at his body type. Anywho, I only see a few options here.
1. Get more flexible – HA! Not sure I’ll ever be able to cover my whole back by myself… but doesn’t hurt to start stretching more!
2. Buy a contraption that helps you moisturize hard to reach places. This is no joke, you can buy one of these bad boys at Bed Bath and Beyond!
Lotion Applicator Back Brush $5.99
3. Utilize the Hubs – Start timing my showers so that Hubs is around to fully moisturize my back when I’m out. PLUS, what a great opportunity for an added back massage? If you don’t have someone at home to help you out or maybe it’s just too much work, I’d recommend option 2!
And the lotion that’s been working best for me these days is Palmer’s Cocoa Butter FRAGRANCE FREE! I really don’t like the natural scent of cocoa butter so I always have to get the unscented kind.
Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Fragrance-Free $6.49
Okay confession time, I’m a lip picker. It’s such a bad habit I know! If I have dry lips, I’ll pick at it. And oh my goodness, the past couple weeks my lips have been SO dry! If I have something on my lips (lip balm, lipgloss, lipstick) I’ll leave them alone so it’s best for me to always have something on! The only challenge is that I’m trying to eat small meals throughout the day and drink tons of water so it’s constantly being wiped off. Really the only solution that I’m seeing is to keep reapplying!
Some lip balm favs:
Burt’s Bees Lip Balm
Smith’s Rosebud Salve
Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment
Carmex Lip Balm
Join me in the fight against dry skin this Winter!
Let me know if you have any neat tricks, tips or product recommendations too! I’d love to try them out!
Wishing you a wonderful Thursday!
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