Battling Winter Skin

Products to Boost Your Skin Regimen During Harsh Weather Conditions

Fashion & Beauty, Featured

During the winter months my usual oily skin fights a battle with elements outside and I find myself having to combat areas where my skin dries out. With the constant shift in weather conditions in LA, it’s best to have a few items in your medicine cabinet on hand just in case. To keep you skin even and not dry, try adding the following items to your usual routine:

-Lip Balm: Sometimes you need a little extra something to go on your lips before your gloss or lipstick. Vaseline will do the trick, but often it’s best to use something especially formulated for your lips to keep them moisturized.

BI recommends: Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15. This formula is light, goes on smooth, smells good and does the job of keeping lips moisturized alone or underneath another product.

-Shea Butter: If your skin is unusually dry a thin coat of shea butter underneath your daily moisturizer can work wonders. Pure shea butter is best, as it contains enough fat on its own that added oils would just make your skin greasy.

BI recommends:Nature’s Unrefined Whipped Shea Butter. The whipped texture of the butter makes for a smooth application on your skin. Try this on your elbows, knees, and feet too to keep them soft during winter months!

-Hand Cream: Body lotion is great for all over moisture but hand cream, which is a thicker formula than lotion, does wonders for your overexposed hands and nails during harsh weather conditions. To keep you skin from getting chapped and cracked, apply hand cream after removing gloves (if you wear them) and after washing your hands throughout the day.

BI recommends: Essence of Beauty Hand Cream. This thick and creamy formula, which comes in an array of scents is long-lasting, moisturing, and economical. For under $6, you won’t find a hand cream that works better.

-Jojoba Oil: Our scalp is our skin too, and aside from hair appointments at the salon, this part of our skin is often neglected. Hot oil treatments during winter months are wonderful for moisturing a dry scalp and brittle hair. Jojoba oil is a good selection because though strong enough to moisturize, it is light and rinses out of the hair well.

BI recommends: Queen Helene Jojoba Hot Oil Treatment. Cost effective and easy, this formula works well on both natural and relaxed hair.

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