Keep Your Skin Looking Great All Winter Long

As the autumn and winter months arrive, so do the pictur- esque reds, oranges, and yellows of fall, and the snowy winter wonderland.

With the arrival of colder weather, skin loses the moisture and glow it had during the warmer weather. This can lead to dry, itchy skin, especially on hands, because they are constantly exposed to the winter elements.
To combat winter skin as colder weather sets in, individual beauty routines must be altered to keep skin and yourself looking and feeling great all winter long.

When purchasing a hand cream to use during the winter months look for specific ingredients. Shea butter ensures that the lotion can help skin retain moisture. Also purchase items with natural oils like avocado, sunflower or coconut oil. These mois- turize and heal skin naturally.

Maximize the benefits of the lotion when you apply it by doing regular self-hand massages. Follow these simple steps:

1. Start by clasping your fingers and rubbing the heels of your palms together in a circular motion.

2. Keeping hands clasped, take one thumb and massage the area just below your other thumb in circular motions, moving outward to the center of the palm. Repeat with the other hand.

3. Release your fingers and use your thumbs and index fingers to knead your palms, wrists and the webbing between your fingers.

4. With one hand, gently pull each finger of the other hand.

5. Finish by using your thumb and index finger to pinch the webbing between your other thumb and index finger.

Protect your skin and treat yourself with these products sure to combat winter skin.

La Mer Soft Crème: This crème is one of the crèmes that branched off the original La Mer Crème de la Mer. The formula penetrates skin deeply to replenish moisture and strengthen the skin. (Blue Mercury available in 30ml or 60ml- $150)

Origins Gloomaway Grapefruit Body Souffle: This lotion nurtures and moisturizes while the scent of grapefruit creates a sense of opti- mism and contentment. The formula does not contain parabens, sulfates, synthetic fragrances, synthetic dyes, petrochemicals, phthalates, GMOs or triclosan. (Sephora – $29.50)

L’Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream: This hand cream is enriched with twenty percent sheabutter, honey, almond extracts, and coconut oil. This mixture of ingredientsleave hands soft and smooth. (L’Occitane5.2 floz- $28)

Kiehl’s Ultimate Strength Hand Salve: This formula of botanical oils and natural wax derived from olive oil, offers all–day moisture, conditioning and protec- tion. It creates a protective barrier against moisture loss and protects against and repairs the appearance of severe dry- ness caused by winter’s harsh elements. (Kiehl’s 2.5 oz- $15 or 5.0 oz- $22)

Josie Maran Whipped Argan Oil Ultra Hydrating Body Butter: Josie Maran uses her signature ingredient, Argan Oil, in this velvety body butter. This body but- ter works to revitalize skin and restore softness while improving skin’s texture. It is available in Sweet Citrus or Vanilla Apricot. (Sephora – $35)

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