The infamous Ground Hog predicted Spring will arrive early. There is some hope to see a little flower soon! Yay. In some parts of the country it may not look that way with the cold, wind and snow. But don’t we want to be ready to look our best when we shed all those big bulky sweaters and coats?
Yes, winter – the season when our skin feels like a flaky croissant. Layer on the hydrating products and minimize cleansing they say. Huh? Cleansers, toners, masks, serums, Vitamin C, botanical mists, moisturizers, retinol and let’s not forgot to exfoliate. Do I use a thick and creamy skin lotion? I tried that once and slid out of my pajamas. A person can go broke buying all those products. You will not have enough money to buy a pool or gym pass! It doesn’t help that they use a picture of a 25 year old woman in there skin care ads. Give me a break.
All jokes aside you have to protect your skin. I recently read that the ‘average’ woman uses 12 personal care products a day. Hmm. To be honest I do not have that many personal care products but I do have 12 different lip glosses stashed in different places in the house (and my handbag) that get used many times a day. HAHA. So, I have a problem.
Did you know the chemicals in your personal care products do not have to be listed on the label? I urge you to research what you are putting on your face and skin (while you are at it look at food labels too. Scary). This also goes for sunscreen, perfume, make-up, baby wipes, sunscreen, toothpaste, hand sanitizers and shampoo to name a few. You are using sunscreen, aren’t you? Yes, even in the winter. Also shaving cream for men. Many of these products have chemicals that can irritate your skin. Some people can get an allergic reaction from the chemicals and not even know why or where it is coming from. Winter skin blues? This may be the culprit. I am not a health care professional– I am just trying to pass on information I learned from my own Dermatologist. And the burning question you want to ask me…what do I use on my skin? I use Elta MD skin care products. (Thank you Jamie).
Are you drinking plenty of water? Most people ‘think’ they drink plenty of water. Just saying. Hydration is key to good skin care.
Being pro-active about your health is key to a long life.