Winter dryness gets to everyone, but it can be especially tough on moms. Not only are you constantly washing your hands (or someone else’s!), your beauty routines get cut short by kiddos and it seems like you’re always forgetting something when you leave the house. Unfortunately, failing to take care of yourself can result in cracking, peeling, soreness, itchiness, flaking, redness and other symptoms of dry skin.
The answer? A new routine that will nourish your skin and that the little ones can’t disrupt. This foolproof recipe from Pureskintone.com is sure to make the cut, so follow the 10 simple steps to awesome winter skin.
For starters, wear gloves and use sunscreen outdoors. If busy babes make you forgetful, stash an extra pair of gloves and tube of sunscreen in several places. Inside, kill the urge to crank the thermostat and take long, hot showers or baths, which depletes moisture. Wear a sweater instead, and find other ways to relax after a long day.
Form a simple, easy skincare routine that involves oil-based winter moisturizers applied after every wash, no harsh soaps (better for kiddy hands and yours!), and once-a-week exfoliation, whenever you can fit it in.
If this doesn’t do the trick, it might be time to visit a dermatologist to see what’s up.
Moms, what does YOUR winter skincare routine look like?