When November hit the calender last week no longer did I feel the warmth of Fall and everything pumpkin spice. With the chill in the air I knew dry, dehydrated skin and chapped lips were sure to be right around the corner. Our skin loses moisture rapidly when exposed to the cold dry air and indoor heat. Here is how I am getting prepared to maintain beautiful, hydrated skin during the cold months with the help of Jergens® Wet Skin™ Moisturizer!
Dry brushing helps keep your skin healthy by increasing circulation and flushing out toxins. Using a dry wooden paddle brush with soft bristles, gently brush the body in circular motions starting from the toes brushing up towards the heart. I do this in the morning before a shower, it exfoliates and wakes up the skin.
Regular exfoliation sloughs away dead skin cells allowing your skin to hydrate better once moisturizer is applied. Exfoliating isn't just for our face, the body needs it as well. In the Winter months I tend to get more dry patches, especially on my knees and heels.
Salt and sugar scrubs are wonderful body exfoliators and they are so simple to make yourself. I like to whip up a small batch of warm vanilla brown sugar body scrub. The warms scents will make you forget all about the frigid temps outside while ridding your body of flaky skin and pesky dry patches.
DIY Warm Vanilla Brown Sugar Body Scrub
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup coconut oil or honey
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract or fragrance/essential oils of choice.
Mix all ingredients together and store in an airtight jar. Every few days I use this scrub to keep my skin looking radiant and prepped for moisturizer.
Jergens Wet Skin Moisturizer has revolutionized the way I moisturize. The second it hit the shelves I was buying it up! After just one use I knew it was going to become a beauty blogger cult favorite.
Did you know the best time to moisturize your skin is when it's wet? After you shower your pores are fully open, which makes sense why it would be the perfect time to lock in that moisturize.
Immediately after getting out of the shower I apply Jergens Wet Skin Moisturizer with Refreshing Coconut Oil to wet skin. Use a dime-sized amount for each arm, a quarter-sized amount for each leg. The essential oils work to lock in water and you can feel it absorbing in to your skin immediately.
Pat dry, and go about your day with moisturized skin. Yep, there is no rinsing off! Jergens Wet Skin Moisturizer immediately absorbs in to wet skin for faster moisturization. No longer is it necessary to wait around for a sticky moisturizer to dry before getting dressed. I keep a bottle next to the sink too, it works amazing as a hand moisturizer!
I love how easy it is to moisturize this way. I'm not tempted to skip days when it takes such little time to do. With Jergens Wet Skin Moisturizer I don't even miss using traditional moisturizers any more. My skin is feeling silky soft and supple even with the weather change. Lets not forget the bonus of a luminous glow which I definitely appreciate in the Winter.
Both the Jergens Wet Skin Moisturizer With Calming Green Tea Oil and the Refreshing Coconut Oil smell amazing. The Green Tea is fresh and invigorating, while the light sweet scent of Coconut Oil takes me right back to my Summer stay in Maui. I can't wait to head back to Walmart and pick up the exclusive new Cherry Almond Essence scent next!
You can find the complete line of Jergens Wet Skin Moisturizer at your local Walmart in the Bath & Body aisle.
I switch from traditional drying mud masks to hydrating sheet masks in the Winter. Look for ones that will hydrate, exfoliate, and brighten the skin. The sheet part of the mask forms an occlusive layer on the skin locking in that hydrating serum for extra nourishment. You also get to look frightening while wearing them which is fun!
For me Fall and Winter are all about bold lipstick colors. You can't rock a deep red matte lip when your lips are chapped. Just as important as the color you choose is what you do before applying that deep bourdeux or bright cherry red.