Hey there, friends!
With the huge storm rolling through the Southeast and chilly temperatures being felt everywhere else, I felt like there was no better time than now to share five simple and easy tips to combat dry skin this Winter!
Implement proper shower etiquette.
There actually is a ‘right’ way to take a shower during the cold weather months and it’ll be your first step to preventing dry and chapped skin. Here’s what you need to do:
• Use warm water rather than hot water.
• Use a gentle cleanser sans any fragrances.
• Limit your shower to 5 to 10 minutes.
• Blot your skin dry versus wiping vigorously.
• Apply moisturizer to face and body immediately after drying skin.
Use creams & ointments vs. lotions.
Lotions have a tendency to not be as effective as creams and ointments in locking in the moisture that your skin so desperately needs this time of year. Pay attention the ingredients in these products. Ingredients like shea butter, olive oil, hyaluronic acid, glycerin, jojoba oil and dimethicone all help soothe dry skin. Personally, I love using TULA’s Aqua Infusion Oil-Free Gel Cream and Hydrating Day & Night Cream. Together, these provide my skin with tons of hydration and relieve redness and irritations. I’ve been using their Night Cream before bed for the last couple of years now and don’t see myself quitting it anytime soon! I absolutely love what it does for my skin!
Carry a moisturizing hand cream with you + use after every hand wash!
For those days that seem like a marathon, keep a small pouch with your essentials in it in your handbag is so helpful! One thing I always have in mine is TULA’s Moisture Locking Shea Butter Hand Cream! It’s thick, extremely moisturizing and has saved my skin so many times on my cold weather travels! The key is to apply the hand cream immediately after washing your hands and gently patting your hands dry.
Wear lip balm.
Our hands and our lips are the most delicate areas on the body so not only do you need the hand cream but you need lip balm, as well. I have been using this Sara Happ Lip Balm lately and it works SO well! I don’t love the way it smells but as long as it works, I’m fine with it. I love that it leaves my lips a nice pale pink color, as well. If you want something with SPF in it, I love this option and used it a ton when I lived in Colorado back in 2012.
My last tip is to wear gloves as much as you can, most especially after you put on hand cream and you’re immediately going outside afterwards! You often notice dry skin on your hands before you notice it anywhere else and putting your hands in a small, warm and concealed environment to allow that hand cream penetrate and actually work is key!
I hope this list helps to educate you on Winter skin protection best practices! Y’all know I’ve been a longtime lover of TULA and they are a huge reason why I don’t struggle with chapped hands and dehydrated skin like I used to. Be sure to check out their holiday page, where they feature their holiday gift sets and exclusive products only available during the holidays. My personal favorite is the Supersize Hydrating Day & Night Cream. This will last you five to six months and is TULA’s most loved product! The most cost effective, in my opinion, is the Let It Glow Kit. It’s only $72 for a full-size Gentle Facial Cleanser [$34], Hydrating Day & Night Cream [$52] , Pro-Glycolic 10% pH Resurfacing Gel [$34] and their beloved Treatment Pads [$59]. All of that is only $72, which is a 40% savings off the total cost! Additionally, you can enjoy 20% off your purchase with code HALEY20!
Be sure to order by 12/16 if you want to get it in time for Christmas via regular shipping! You can order by 12/20 to get it by Christmas with expedited shipping!
TULA Gift Card Giveaway CLOSED!
As a thank you from the TULA team and myself for all the love you’ve shown us both this year, we’d like to spoil 3 $100 gift cards to TULA. To enter, simply leave a comment about a product you love by TULA, a product you want to try or what you love about TULA in the comments below, follow me on Instagram, and subscribe to [one or all] Alyson Haley newsletters! Giveaway runs through Saturday evening and will be announced here on this post on Sunday, December 16th! Good luck!
CONGRATS Chelsea Berch, Shelby R. and Taylor Wymer! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to claim your prize! xo.