Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Does Your Face Look Like This In The Winter?

Caught you off guard, hmmn? Well, I wanted to make sure I got your attention. Anyway, in the Poconos in January  ... it's cold, very cold.  Just step outside on a windy, -10 degree day. You may be bundled up in a heavy coat, hat, scarf, and gloves,  but there's no escaping the blasts of biting, skin numbing, gusts of frigid air that make your face feel like it's being attacked by a swarm of a thousand angry, stinging bees! If you live in the Poconos in the winter, you definitely need a plan of defense.

Use moisturizer ... gobs, and gobs of moisturizer on your face.  Well, maybe not gobs. There's lots of good products to choose from, but I like Oil of Olay for daytime. It's not heavy, blends in quickly, and has sunscreen protection.  I actually use it as a night cream, too. I just use a bit more.  Inexpensive, lasts a long time, and works great!

I haven't washed my face with soap in years! Uh, what?  Let me rephrase that. I don't use soap on my face. I prefer non-drying face washes. I've tried various brands, but for the past year or so I've been using Neutrogena ultra gentle daily cleanser. It doesn't dry out my skin at all, and even removes make-up.  Now, I've only mentioned using moisturizers, and gentle washes for the face, but don't forget about the rest of your body. 

There are plenty of inexpensive body moisturizers on the market that all work well.  I'm not at all fussy about which one I use. Whatever's on sale. Right now I'm using Vaseline total moisture. Great for arms, legs, and body. I have to say though, I do make an exception when it comes to one moisturizer.  I absolutely love Udderly Smooth.  It smells terrific, it's light, and not greasy.  It does wonders for my hands and  feet.  Oh, speaking of feet ...

Don't neglect them. Mine get exceptionally dry in the winter.  Once or twice a week, I'll use a pumice stone and grating tool to gently scrub my feet after a nice, hot shower. Keeps them smoother. I'll also treat myself to a professional pedicure every other month. In between, I'll pamper my tootsies myself at home with a hot soak and basic toenail trim. And then slather on moisturizer.  Pure Heaven ....

Got any special winter skin tips for me? Leave them in the comments.  Thanks!


  1. When I do the dishes, I HAVE to wear gloves! I first coat my hands with moisturizer (I like Neutrogena's Norwegian Formula, then put on the gloves. I try to remember to give my hands and nail a good slathering of moisturizer before I go to bed each night too. I have mild rosacea, so I have to be careful what I put on my face. Eucerin makes some good products for that.

    1. Hi Kimberley. I always wear gloves when I wash dishes, too. I hadn't thought about applying moisturizer first before putting on the gloves. Thanks for the great tip. :-)