How Dry I Am

Stephen_Joseph_pirate_rain_bootsI’m sure I’m not the only one who loves the whistling of an old radiator heater. It’s a comforting sound that’s reminds me of being a kid, settling into my cozy bed on a chilly New England night, feety PJs in full effect. That whistle meant toasty flow of warm air was on its way.

It’s also a sneaky siren. One that calls your moisture. And whisk! It’s gone.

Let’s face it. Literally. Winter temperatures went down and your skin dried up. Spring isn’t on the horizon for months and your face is a lackluster reminder of scraping ice off windshields and winds that cut through the heaviest of coats.

Through proper care, winter’s woes melt away and uncover a fresh glow for spring.

Winter’s Rough Stuff

The combo of cold weather with cozy fireplaces and heaters leads to dry flaky skin, a virtual keratin desert. Dry air, both indoors and out, literally pulls moisture out of your skin. Read: you’re flaky.

Exfoliation is the key to spring recovery. Thick skinned? Try a Vitamin A peel or microdermabrasion. If you have a softer side, enzyme or fruit acid peels are better for more sensitive skin. Begin with once-a-week treatments, increasing to twice a week as spring approaches.

Check out: Juice Beauty Green Apple Peel and la prairie Cellular Microdermabrasion Cream (very expensive, but worth it. After all, it has diamonds, fresh water pearls and quartz crystals, woman)

Maximize Moisture

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