November 8, 2009

Harsh Winter Months Don't Have To Mean Dry Skin!

This weekend was a whole lotta fun and was comprised of a lot of family time-my favorite way to spend a weekend! My husband AND I (shown above) took both of our boys to the Georgia football game and luckily the dawgs pulled through and won! AND both of the boys did great (no temper tantrums!) and had an absolute blast. Notice photo above that shows how good J & W did at sitting sorta still in our seats.

So, lately with the changing of the seasons (we're finally starting to get some slightly cool weather here in the south!) my skin is already showing signs of drying out and I don't like it one bit! So I've been searching for some products to reverse the drying effects of the elements.

Here are some ways you can keep your skin supple during the upcoming winter months:

1. Your Body.

  • This is where I'm truly noticing the dryness happen! So take it from the skin gurus of Sonya Dakar, and avoid ultra hot showers and apply Burt's Bees Baby Bee Apricot Baby Oil ($8) to your damp skin (right out of the shower) before applying your body lotion. If it's gentle and smells good enough for babies- it should be good enough for you right??

  • I've just recently bought this body wash, Dove Deep Moisture Body Wash with nutrium moisture ($5), and I love it. From the fresh smell to the fact that my skin does truly feel a bit more moisturized after I jump out of the shower. Studies of this body wash have shown that it apparently improves skins moisture within a few weeks of use- we will see (I've had it for 5 days)!!

2. Your Face.

  • For your delicate eyebeds, try out Philosophy's Eye Hope ($48). This eye cream contains a newly talked about ingredient called alpha glucosyl hesperidin-whew!- and "hopes" to treat dark circles, crows feet, AND puffiness, while being ultra creamy and hydrating ALL at the same time.

Don't let old man winter get you down...fight back with some products ladies!!


JamZ-T said...
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JamZ-T said...

Hi JennySue,

Thanks for the review, do you any how apply things to keep your hair moisture during winter/dry weather? Since i am livng in Malaysia( a hot sunny country) I do not have a good idea of it. I am planning to go on an oversea trip to some cold countries, but i would like to keep my hair moist and static free.

Thanks upfront :)

Mary007 said...


My mom's face is suffering from dry skin and we're not sure what to try. Any face cream/moisturizers recomendations for women 50+ years? Thank you!

JennySue said...

JamZ-T, for dry hair the best thing you can do in super cold dry climates AND hot sunny climates is to keep it moisturized by deep conditioning it.

An at home remedy is to use a rich cream conditioner and apply it on your hair while in the shower and steam it up in your shower for around 10 minutes while it sits. The steam from the shower will break down the conditioner into the hair shaft. Do this once a week.

For static- I literally use a good smelling dryer sheet (for your clothes!) and wipe it along my hair to make the strands sit down. Thanks for the question! JS

JennySue said...

The fact that your mom is 50 doesn't really matter in terms of what products she needs to use- just her skin type. Because age ain't nothin' but a number right??! HA!

But if it's drying out a lot, she needs to focus on a moisturizing cleanser plus her face creams. Aveeno's Positively Radiant Cleanser is great or Lancome's Galatee Confort Comforting Milky Cream Cleanser. For creams, make sure she doesn't pile on too many anti-aging products at once because that can tend to make skin flaky- the whole too much of a good thing mantra!
I'd suggest she try one of these: Estee Lauder's Time Zone Line and Wrinkle Reducing Creme, Cerave moisturizing cream, and Garnier Nutritionisete Ultra Lift Pro Deep Wrinkle Night Cream for night time.

Good luck, let me know how she likes her new regime. And give new products atleast 2-3 weeks to see results.

Anisa said...

Great post! May have to check out that eye cream - I have been looking for something like that. *Hope* it works!

abbey said...

Oh la la! I want to try the burts bees stuff!
I love the picture of the family!! what a beautiful family!
I have such dry skin so all posts you do on the subject I will be reading closely!
thank you jenny sue!