How to Treat Dry Skin and Hair in the Winter

Winter can be harsh on your skin. If you live in a place where the winters are cold and long like me you’re in luck, because today I’m sharing my favorite bath and body products to keep skin, hair and lips from drying out this winter.

Lips – My favorite secret to keeping my lips soft is actually a vitamin E roll on. It feels great and is easy to keep in your purse or on your desk for quick and easy access.

The vitamin E works really well for dry lips, but if I am also battling dry cracked lips that really hurt I turn to a duo of lip scrub and pure shea butter. Lush has a nice mint lip scrub or you can make one yourself.

Face – My current face routine of choice is Regeneveda’s HGF line. The system is very hydrating and nourishing to the skin.  I have seen a visible difference in my skin after using the product line. My wrinkles have disappeared, my skin glows, and the texture of my skin is soft, and smooth thanks to the ultra moisturizing face cream.

Body – My favorite product for keeping my skin smooth and soft in the winter is LUSH’s Buffy bar. Grab one from the store and try it yourself. It’s an exfoliating bar that has an added benefit of moisturizing. Use it in the shower after cleansing, and forget having to lather on lotion afterwards while you shiver in the bathroom.

In addition to my picks for keeping your skin flake free and healthy this winter, try this recipe for a homemade moisturizing coconut hair mask:

  • 3 parts Coconut oil
  • 1 part Jojoba oil
  • ½ part Vitamin E
  • 1 or 2 drops of each essential oil per Tbs of coconut oil. Essential oils: lavender, lemon, and peppermint

Mix all ingredients together in a small jar. Label it, and store it with your other bath and body products.

Apply liberally with spoon about 1 Tbs or so of mixture.  Massage the mixture into your scalp and brush the mixture through your hair until it is evenly coating all of your hair. Place a shower cap or a hot towel over your hair, and let it sit for about 20 minutes all the way up to a few hours. Rinse it out well, and repeat weekly or when needed.