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It has been freakishly cold this month down here in Texas. By now, I’m used to about 80 degree weather and flip flops. We haven’t had the snow like up in north Texas, nor has it been near as crazy as the northern states, but it’s been cold for me. Get it together, Houston! Spring break is nearing!
I usually don’t have dry skin, but ever since having Caroline, coupled with this weather has made my skin feel overly sensitive and much more dry. This is new territory for me. I’ve been trying a few new things and have found a routine that has helped tremendously. I’ve put together four of my best tips that I use in my dry skin routine.
1. Gently Exfoliate
Exfoliating makes a huge difference in dry skin, but the key is to not overdo it. I recently picked up the new Softsoap Fresh & Glow Exfoliating Fruit Polish, which has apricot seeds, orange, and kiwi 100% real extracts. I like that it’s foaming, smells amazing, and is also gentle enough for every day use.
2. Start Using a Hydrating Body Wash
Y’all know I love a good body wash. Have you seen my empties videos? There’s always a certain one in them. While they smell great, they sometimes aren’t the best for hydration. I love that the Softsoap Fresh & Glow Hydrating Shower Cream has milk protein, coconut, and almond real extracts. It’s a really thick body wash with a cream-like consistency. I find that it definitely is hydrating. The scent is amazing, too!
3. Moisturize Damp Skin
You always hear that you’re supposed to moisturize before your skin is totally dry, and that really is sound advice. Even if skin is a little more damp than usual, your moisturizers can really do the job of sealing in that hydration. Barely towel dry yourself before applying.
4. Use Natural Oils for Healing and Deeper Moisture
I am a firm believer in using natural oils to help lock in moisture and aid in healing. As you all know, extra virgin olive oil is my preferred makeup remover (it really gets everything off and is not stripping at all), and I have really been loving coconut oil pretty much all over my body. It has made a tremendous difference in my dry hands and cuticles lately. Oftentimes, I will use it underneath my creams for even deeper healing.
If you were wondering where you could pick up the new Softsoap Fresh and Glow body washes, you can be like me and hit up your closest Walmart. Optional: bring your toddler and have her hold your things because the baby in the carseat is in the basket.
And if you want to see my dry skin routine, check out the short video I made below! Exfoliate, cleanse, coconut oil, moisturize!