Friday, December 4, 2009

Skin products for Winter: Fight the dry spell!!

This article will especially come in handy if you are in Alberta, or living in areas of frequent snowstorms, and extreme winter season which lasts over 5 months.

Keep your heels soft through the snowstorm

The heel of your feet get the most stress from everyday activity; whether it's the type of restricting shoes you wear, standing on your feet all day, or the cold dry spell of winter. Overtimes, the skin develops callus, becomes cracked and blistering. If you suffering from old lady cracked heel syndrome, worry no more! Dr. Scholl's Callus Remover cream exfoliates dead skin right off, leaving you with newly exposed skin. Sorta gross scrubbing off dead skin..... but the end result is quite impressive. After, use Dr. Scholl's Pedicure Essentials Ultra Overnight foot cream. Not only is it good for your feet, but great for other dry areas such as hands knees and elbows as well. If you are looking to transform those dead looking hoves, into baby soft skin, the combination of those creams are perfect essentials! They are available in any drugstore for the callus remover and so they are great for your feet AND your wallet!

Lip Service
To cure flaky peeling lips, try using SmashBox Emulsion Lip Exfoliant which gently scrubs off dead skin cells with a hint of cooling mint sensation. Twice a day, moisturize your lips with Vaseline petroleum jelly or lip moisturizer with vitamin E to prevent your lips from drying. I find that Vaseline jelly works the best against combatting extreme winter.

Vaseline® Petroleum Jelly is a mixture of mineral oils, paraffin and microcrystalline waxes that, when blended together, create something remarkable - a smooth jelly that has a melting point just above body temperature. The result - it literally melts into skin, flowing into the spaces between cells and the gaps in our lipid barrier. Once there, it re-solidifies, locking itself in place.

Vaseline® Petroleum Jelly serves two functions: First it helps keep the outside world out - it protects skin from the effects of weather and exposure. Second, it acts like a sealant to help keep the inside world in - it forms an occlusive barrier to the natural water loss of our skin. So skin that is dry and chapped is protected from drying elements, enabling skin-softening moisture to build up naturally from inside the skin itself.

Lastly, don't forget to drink lots of water to keep your whole body hydrated.