3. All-over cover
Cracked elbows, rough knees, scaly legs, dry arms - you’re more than just a pretty face! Don’t forget to treat the rest of you, too. Use a mild exfoliant on your entire body to slough off dry skin and then immediately massage in a good body lotion or essential oil to trap in moisture and keep your skin hydrated, nourished, and happy.
4. Short, warm showers
Sure, we all want to luxuriate under a hot shower for hours after a freezing cold day, but heat dries out your skin and all that water strips your skin of essential oils. Keep it warm and brief, five to ten minutes under the water, max. Then apply a liberal amount of body lotion and snuggle up under a thick blanket.
5. Touchy touchy!
Avoid rough hands by applying hand cream throughout the day. Choose one you like and keep a small tube in your bag for an on-the-go moisture boost. Our secret: Put some on before wearing gloves - the warmth and fabric will help absorption, keeping skin hydrated longer and your hands softer to the touch.
6. Tough as nails
Nails need help during winter as well. They can get thin, weak, and brittle. Give them a boost by applying olive oil to nails before bedtime. A coat of clear polish will keep them protected from the rough environment.
7. Happy, not chappy
There are tons of lip scrubs out there to slough off chapped skin and keep lips kissably soft, but here’s our little secret: While brushing your teeth, give your lips a good brushing as well (yes, with your toothbrush!) to keep them clean and smooth. Follow up with lip balm to keep them soft and smooth - even under lipstick, which can often dry out lips during the day.
8. Love your feet
Woolly boots, wet socks, sweaty feet - none of these do our feet any favours. Give your tootsies a good brushing in the shower, and slather on some good old foot cream, especially before going to bed. A thick, warm pair of socks will aid absorption and keep ‘em moisturized even longer during the night.