While it is the season to be “
Jolly Merry” I’m not talking about Christmas. Right now, to be completely honest with you, my body is anything but merry (but it will be and so can yours). I don’t know what it is about this time of year, but it’s the time I start getting ready for summer. I try to watch what I eat more so than any other time. This is really difficult for me because I love good food. I drink more water even though I don’t care for it. I have a couple of Lifefactory glass bottles and I keep one on my desk and one in the kitchen with ice water in both of them. To sum it up, I take extra good care of me during winter, from the inside out; my body, my face and my skin. Having a beauty care routine in place helps me get me through the dreary, dry, cold winter months.
From head to toe, I buy products that hydrate.
For my hair, I use Biolage by Matrix Ultra Hydrating Shampoo. Usually during summer, our hair salon at Walmart puts their Biolage on sale and sometimes they run a 2 for one special so I stock up. I don’t have to use conditioner with this shampoo but I do use a hair mask as needed.
I use Olay Ultra Moisture Wash to bathe my skin with. My skin feels so soft and smooth after my shower. I also like Dove products when I want to alternate. For my face I use Ivory Soap after using a facial cleanser. I’ve always used Ivory Soap because I’ve always had great results with it.
After my shower I apply Gold Bond Ultimate Softening Foot Cream to my feet D.A.I.L.Y. Sometimes twice a day. I have been known to apply Vaseline petroleum jelly to my feet at bedtime and cover them with socks. It really helps dry cracked problem heels.
For my face and neck I’ve recently started using Body Merry Retinol Surge Moisturizer. I’ve not been using this long but it’s been long enough for me to get hyped up about it. My skin is similar to fruit that does not get the moisture it needs to remain hydrated. I have to use a year round retinol moisturizer. We all know that there isn’t a magic solution to instantly hydrate your skin nor to instantly visibly reduce the signs of aging but there are products that work when used as directed over a period of time. Body Merry Retinol Surge Moisturizer is turning out to be one of them. It’s giving me a more flawless look. This product addresses wrinkles, fine lines and age spots. Don’t be afraid to add it to your winter beauty care list (no harsh chemicals).
Body Merry: http://www.bodymerry.com
For my hands I use Burt’s Bees Almond Milk Beeswax Hand Cream as my main go to cream. I use it as often as needed and I even keep some on my desk. I also use any and everything that I have handy in between. My hands require extra moisturizing during the long and dry winter months.
If you enjoyed my Winter Beauty Tips, you might also like my Makeup for Mature Skin blog post.