How to Care for the Skin on Your Body During Winter
We recently covered Winter Skin Relief in one of my latest blog posts, but what about specific body care tips & corresponding body care products to use for soft & smooth skin during the cold, winter months? Let's dive in...
Cold weather can be extra tough on your skin thanks to a dry climate and lack of humidity in the air. This combination tends to suck any moisture out of our skin and leave us feeling dry, scaly, itchy, flakey and tight. Want to stay soft and smooth all winter long? Here are a few tips ⬇️
Use a body scrub several times a week
Body scrubs exfoliate & gently buff away dead skin cells to reveal the fresher, younger skin cells underneath. Incorporating a body scrub a couple times a week into your shower or bath routine will keep your skin feeling smooth from head to toe.
Top body scrub picks:
Coconut Sugar Scrub: Exfoliate your skin with this sugar scrub while benefitting from virgin coconut oil’s deep hydrating properties. Coconut contains high levels of antioxidants and hydrators.
Stone Crop Revitalizing Body Scrub: Polish your skin with the hydrating qualities of sugar and the invigorating benefits of salt. This resurfacing exfoliant lathers into a creamy foam and is infused with comforting stone crop and antioxidant-rich lemon peel to brighten and smooth skin.
Add a body oil to your daily routine
Body oils contain emollient rich ingredients and a smaller molecular structure, meaning they're able to penetrate deeper while keeping your skin hydrated longer.
Try adding several drops of body oil to a warm bath while soaking.
Add a few drops of body oil to your favorite body lotion for a richer formula.
Body oils make a perfect massage medium. Take turns with your partner and give alternate back, neck and shoulder massages.
Top body oil picks:
Apricot Body Oil: Seduce your senses with our luxurious Apricot Body Oil. Ultra-hydrating apricot oil is blended with an assortment of essential oils, such as grape seed and jojoba, to create a luscious massage oil that leaves skin feeling irresistibly soft and supple.
Stone Crop Body Oil: Soothe and soften dry skin with a lightweight body oil that absorbs quickly, leaving a matte satin finish. The combination of stone crop and arnica makes this lightly scented oil ideal for massage, hand and foot treatments or daily moisturizing.
Use a body lotion morning & night, especially after showering or bathing
Water, hot showers and daily environmental changes tend to extract moisture from our skin. I recommend applying a daily body lotion in the morning before dressing and at night before bed.
Take your time while applying your body lotion, taking extra care to massage lotion into any extra dry areas like elbows, knees, wrists and ankles, hands and feet.
Apply body lotion after a shower or bath while your skin is still slightly damp. Damp skin helps emulsify your skincare product, making it spread farther and helping it absorb better.
Top body lotion picks:
Coconut Firming Body Lotion: Coconut, shea butter and grape seed oil will leave your skin looking tight and firm, while providing deep and lasting hydration.
Mangosteen Body Lotion: Take a blissful approach to full body hydration with this heavenly mangosteen body lotion. Formulated with a unique Lactic Acid Complex, this lightweight formula gently resurfaces to reveal bright, radiant skin. Absorbs quickly for a soft, satin finish.
Stone Crop Body Lotion: This body lotion contains naturally healing stone crop, which reduces the appearance of unevenness to leave the skin looking years younger.
January 8th is National Bubble Bath Day and to celebrate I put together the Soft & Smooth Body Bundle which includes the Coconut Sugar Scrub, Apricot Body Oil, Coconut Firming Body Lotion & Coconut & Vitamin D Eye Mask Pack and Coconut & Vitamin D Lip Mask Pack.
You can save 20% off the bundle January 7th - January 11th with discount code WINTERSKIN at checkout 🛁
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