You’d never believe it, but it seems like LA has actually been having a winter! Usually winters are pretty mild here, but we’ve had a ton of rain in the past few weeks! Regardless of the weather, it seems that my skin always gets really dry during the winter months—and I know this can be way more of a problem in colder regions! I’ve partnered with Dove to share a few ways to stay moisturized through the winter, read on for my top five steps to keep your skin looking fresh and hydrated for the next few months and beyond!
How to Prevent Dry Skin
1. Drink lots of H2O
This is probably the most important thing you can do! No matter how many moisturizing products you use, your skin won’t have that plump, youthful look unless you are drinking enough water. It can be difficult to remember to drink water, but I’ve found that if I carry a cute reuseable water bottle with me, I’m more likely to take a sip!
2. Use a hydrating body wash.
As counterintuitive as it seems, taking a shower and being in the water for a long time can dry out your skin more! It’s super important to use a moisturizing body cleanser that isn’t harsh or drying! Dove’s new Deep Moisture Shower Foam is designed to help your skin retain moisture while gently foaming so you get a soft, airy lather without drying your skin! It’s the first foaming body wash from Dove and feels so light while cleansing and moisturizing your skin. I love using Dove’s Deep Moisture Shower Foam because my skin is so dry, but it also comes in three other versions to fit your skincare needs! It even uses the brand’s gentlest cleansers—traditionally used in facial cleansers.
3. Use a humidifier
Going from warm, heated indoors and then out to the cold can be really tough on your skin! Heaters are definitely essential in the cold weather, but using a humidifier will combat the drying effect of the heat!
4. Wear moisturizer
After using a hydrating cleanser body like Dove Deep Moisture Shower Foam, seal in the moisture by using your favorite moisturizer! I usually use body lotion as soon as I get out of the shower and apply a face moisturizer day and night. I also keep hand creams in my purse to use in a pinch when I’m on the go!
5. Eat water-rich foods.
I know I keep saying this, but just as drinking water keeps your skin moisturized, eating water-rich foods can also help your skin stay hydrated! Foods like cucumbers, leafy greens, squashes, and fruits are all great options! Eating foods like these has the added benefit of being nutritious, so you can work to moisturize your skin while feeling healthy! You can read more about this in this post!
P.S. How cute is this animation from Dove?
Who else has dry skin? Make sure to share your tips in the comments section, I love learning new things from you!