Now that we’re truly in the thick of winter, you may have noticed some less-than-ideal changes in your skin and hair that tag along with the cooler months. Your complexion may be looking a little dull and feeling quite dry; the skin on your body has probably turned a little rough and flaky; perhaps your hair has lost the shiny gleam of its healthier days.
The common denominator? A lack of moisture. Cranking up the heater and indulging in a steaming hot shower may seem like a good idea at the time, but the excessive heat is removing some much-needed hydration from your body and hair, and when you don’t counteract the moisture loss, it will take its toll.
Your mission? Boost your hydration levels from head to toe so that you can get the best of both worlds: comfortable warmth and healthy skin and hair.
Here are four things you can do to ensure that happens:
Use nourishing hair products
Hot water, cold air and windy days don’t make for a great combination if your goal is shiny, strong and healthy hair. Add Dove Damage Therapy Daily Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner into your shower caddy – the duo works to not only deliver a serious boost of nourishment to dehydrated locks, but it also helps protect your hair from future damage, leaving your mane silky and so much more manageable.
Control oil without drying out your skin
When you have oily skin, one of the biggest balancing acts is trying to control your shine without sending your skin into tight, dry and uncomfortable territory – especially when you have winter’s conditions to battle. Dove Deep Pure Facial Cleanser can help you tackle two birds with one stone, keeping your healthy glow intact. The gently foaming formula helps remove oil from deep within pores to leave skin more mattified, while the addition of Dove’s NutriumMoisture™ beauty serum in the formula works to hydrate and balance skin.
Rethink your body wash
Body wash is just for cleansing, right? Well, depending on the product you use, it can also be an opportunity to up the hydration from your neck down to your toes if you use the right kind of body wash. Instead of using a soapy formula that could possibly dry out your skin even more, use Dove Triple Moisturising Body Wash. The mild, gentle formula works efficiently to make sure your skin is cleansed and refreshed, while the NutriumMoisture™-enriched formula nourishes your skin deep below the surface layer, leaving it softer and smoother. Use this body wash daily to see less flaking and cracks on your skin.
Always, always, ALWAYS moisturise
You may be in the excellent habit of moisturising the skin on your face daily, but do you remember to do it on your body, too? Most of us are guilty of forgoing this step, and tend to only put in the effort when we notice the skin on our legs and arms looking a little worse for wear. Post-shower, slather a good amount of Dove Body Silk Moisturising Cream all over natural nutrients and rich essential oils found in the body cream will help gradually improve the look and feel of your skin, starting below the surface of your skin.
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Carli is BEAUTYcrew’s Editor and has been since the site launched in 2016. She is currently on a quest to find the perfect medium-coverage foundation for combination skin, is trying to narrow down her mascara collection to just three, and is embracing the power of AHAs. You can find her words right here on BEAUTYcrew, and previously on beautyheaven.