How to Stave of Dry Skin
Sep 29, 2010
As the humidity dissipates, my usually oil skin begins cracking like a dry river bed. First, my heels start to callous. Then, my lips become chapped. And slowly but surely, all moisture in my body disappears until I’m a shriveled shell of my formerly moisturized self. To maintain glowing skin in the face of central heating, chilly breezes and dry indoor air, you need to have an army of beauty products. Here are some of my favorites.
Before you moisturize, you have to exfoliate. The Clarisonic is a miracle product, and every woman should own one.
Unfortunately, diligence is not one of my virtues so developing a routine is difficult for me. I almost never remember to apply body lotion, and even if I did remember, I’m too busy in the morning to find the time. Luckily, Lush has created product that you can apply in the shower for the softest skin you have ever had in your entire life.
No joke, this stuff is incredible. So incredible that I am willing to overlook the fact that it smells like roses. When the commercials say “touchably soft,” this is what they are talking about.
I’ve tried every lotion, foot creme and foot soak ever created, and Aquaphor is still the only product that keeps my heels from looking like an elephant’s knee caps. It’s also great under the eyes for a little extra moisture when you need it.
Last year, when I posted about the glories of Rosebud Salve, several of you mentioned how much you hate using lip balm from a tin. And now, your prayers have been answered. Rosebud Salve now comes in a tube, hoorah!
Every now and again, my skin will get so dry that it will start to peel off in sheets. This has happened three times in the last five years, and it is not cool. And when the peeling starts, this is the only product that makes it stop. So if your epidermis requires emergency intervention, this is the product for you.