With the air drying out and the wind whipping around every corner, skin gets dry. Really dry. I’ve gotten wind burn twice already my hands get cracked so easily its almost comical. Almost… Anyway I am going to share my skincare routine and how I keep my skin clear and moisturized all winter (and year.)
Before a couple of years ago, I never really paid much attention to my skin. I didn’t really have any bad acne, and where I lived the air was humid most of the year. Lotion was just something fun to put on to make my skin smell good. I didn’t really need it. That is until I moved away for school to a windy area and my skin started to dry out bad.
I realized it might be time for me to invest in some skincare products. So I got some hardcore lotion for my arms, legs, and feet. I use GoldBond for rough and bumpy skin for my arms to get rid of those bumps that are caused by dry skin. I also use either Gold Bond or Aveeno for my arms and legs to keep them moisturized, and Gold Bond foot cream for my feet. I have that chronic dancer’s feet thing where my feet are always a gnarly mess. Gross, I know I’ll move on.
About a year ago I realized my face was getting dried out as well, which is never fun. So I started to use a cleanser and moisturizer each night. I like to put lotion on after I shower in the evenings and I think that’s the best way to keep your skin great. I use CeraVe for a facial cleaner and Neutrogena moisturizer for my face. I like how light both of these products are on my skin, yet they are still effective. With face moisturizer, it’s good to have one that doesn’t feel caked on or heavy and the one I use is so light it barely feels like I have lotion on!
In addition to all this, I carry a small bottle of lotion with me everywhere I go. When I’m out and wash my hands that immediately dries up my skin. So travel lotion it is! Truly a life saver I can’t recommend it enough!
These lotions keep my skin moisturized without feeling sticky or caked on which I love. Much of the time it’s hard because the lotions that smell great feel like they aren’t really doing much and to be honest they don’t. But these lotions have a light scent that makes your skin smell good, but feel great.