Tips for Dry Winter Skin

I think winter is finally here in New England. I've  had days in the winter when I feel so itchy and have to take a shower, then slather myself with lotion and body oil. The itchiness is caused by dryness in the air. In the winter the air becomes very dry and hence lack of moisture. It's time to bring out the humidifier and stock up on creams. Taking the following steps will ensure that you don't lose your glow. Remember drier skin means aging skin and early wrinkles.
  •  Use a body scrub to get rid of dead skin cells. For the face, I recommend using a facial  scrub three times a week. This allows new skin to resurface and help maintain your glow. 
  •  For my body, I use a lotion mixed with baby oil. This helps the lotion spread and               absorb more quickly. Mixing sugar with some olive oil makes a good home made body scrub. A smoothed skin also allows moisturizers absorb more quickly.
  • Keep your hands and elbows moisturized. With every washing (which should increase in the winter months because of the flu and colds), use a hand cream. Keep one at your office desk, one in your bag and one at home. Keeping your hands moisturized at all times will ensure you have smooth beautiful looking hands and nails.
  • Wash your face only with a facial cleanser suited to your skin type and don't wait too long to moisturize with a day cream with SPF and also suited to your skin type and problems. Good facial skin care is the key to perfect makeup application and look.
  • Keep your lips moisturized all day with a lip balm with SPF if you don't wear lipstick.
  • Complete your look with foundation and make up. Foundation helps even out your skin tone and maintain a dewy look. Get a color that matches your skin tone perfectly. Apply eye shadow for some sparkle and eyeliner for eye definition.
  • And don't forget your feet. Yes it's winter and no one sees your feet anymore but they need to be pampered. If you have time, soak your feet a few times in the month and mositurize with a foot cream. Also Scrub your heels with a pumice stone at least twice a week in the shower. Doing all these will prevent callouses, and cracked heels. This will also ensure that by the time spring rolls around, your feet are ready for those sandals.
Here are some Avon picks to keep you glowing during the season.




  1. I love avon, haha it sorta makes me feel like a grandma to shop there, probably only because my grandma shops there. but they have some really good products for cheap.

  2. I love Avon products especially their shower gels, really smell yummy, that strawberry and guava is my