I have the driest skin when it is cold, so I am looking for tips on how to hydrate your skin in winter. It seems that no matter what I do, my skin as well as my lips gets dry, flaky and it hurts. I have tried many lotions, balms, homemade treatments and a ton of other things that just didn’t help the situation. It turns out my 11 year old Henry has the same issues as I do, especially with his lips. I am not kidding when I tell you he can get chapped lips in a matter of hours that goes from just dry to cracked and bleeding. It is so pitiful and as a parent, my heart breaks for him knowing he is in pain. We tried a handful of treatments that were recommended to us, but none of them helped or the taste was like medicine and he wouldn’t go near it, I knew I had to find both of us some relief and fast. Here are some tips I count to help prevent and treat those dry areas on your body.
Tips On How To Hydrate Your Skin In Winter
- Drink Water: To hydrate your outside, hydrate yourself inside as well. If you drink the recommended amount of water per day, you will help keep your skin nice and supple.
- Omega 3: You need to include the very good for you omega 3 fatty acids like olive oil, shellfish, walnuts and flax seed. If you want to bump up that protection, you can also take omega 3 supplements that can be found in the health section of your local store.
- Exfoliate: Before you lotion your skin, you need to get rid of that dead, dry, flaky skin. You can use a good sea sponge or a pumice stone. Once you have removed all that dead skin, wipe your skin with a clean cloth and apply your lotion.
- Lotions and Balms: In order to hydrate your skin from the outside, you need to find a good lotion that will do the job without gunking up your skin. One of my favorite companies to go to when I am in need of a deliciously good for you product is Burt’s Bees. This iconic company has been bringing high quality products for you and your family for 25 glorious years!
Choosing The Right Body Lotion
If you have dry skin, choosing the right body lotion is paramount in getting a handle on the problem. One of the reasons I have loved Burt’s Bees for so long is because they care as much about finding the most natural ingredients for their products as they do about you and your family. If you didn’t know, there is a real Burt behind the Burt’s Bees and for a while he was selling honey out of the back of a pick-up truck in Maine. Burt had been keeping beeswax in the honey house for years without knowing what to use it for. To make a long story short and leaving out a chunk of the journey, we come to where Burt’s Bees is today: as a leader in the industry who can stand behind his wholesome products with pride.
I was sent 3 products from Burt’s Bees and they were exactly what the doctor ordered for Henry and me. The Ultimate Care Hand Cream from Burt’s Bees ($16.00) is made especially for extremely dry skin like mine. The Baobab Oil which comes from the “Tree of Life” enables the lotion to be absorbed quickly, which I love and it makes your skin so incredibly soft. I keep this in my purse so we have it no matter we are, especially if I am washing my hands a lot. The Ultimate Care Body Lotion ($10.00) has pumpkin seed oil as well as green tea extract. These ingredients really nourish your skin to a level you have never felt before. This is the most luxurious lotion I have ever put on my skin. I love using it on the heels of my foot, which get especially dry. The last product, which is a miracle in a tube for Henry is the Moisturizing Lip Treatment with Kokum Butter ($5.00). This product has the fatty acids I spoke about as well as Vitamin E which is so good for your lips. When you put this on, you immediately feel relief from your dry, cracked and chapped lips and it literally lasts all day because the ingredients are completely natural, there is no medicine taste that Henry hated so much. I honestly will never use anything else now that I have had the chance to use this product. You can purchase these and all the other Burt’s Bees products on their website as well as Amazon and other fine stores. You can keep up with the latest from Burt’s Bees by liking them on Facebook and following them on Twitter.