What to Use When Your Skin or Hair is Dry AF

How to beat DRY AF Winter Skin

Winter skin SUCKS!!! Being pregnant during Winter is really rough (pun intended) on my skin!  For the last month, my skin has looked more like a reptile than a human but I found the perfect facial recipe to beat back dry AF Winter skin & hair.

How to Beat dry AF skin and hair.

SKIN:

Step 1: Cleaning Balm— These are perfect for dry skin.  The one product can remove makeup, deep clean skin, double as a mask and create a protective barrier on the skin.  I love this one from Elemis.  It smells like a spa and is easy to remove.

Step 2: Hyaluronic Acid and Ceramides—- A MUST during Winter.  HA can bond 1000x more water to the skin than any other product.  It will plump fine lines, keep skin hydrated and help your day or night cream last longer.  My favorite right now is this new one from PCA Skin.  It absorbs quickly and doesn’t leave a residue.  I only use 1 pump. Be sure to apply it damp skin!

Ceramides are amazing to help with dry skin.  Ceramides help retain the water in the skin but also protect it from allergens and external aggressors. This new collection by Pacifica Beauty is great.

Step 3: Face Oil —- You have missing water in the skin covered with step 2 so let’s move on to oil deficiency. A few drops go a long way; if you hate that glowing look then just use this at night.  This one from Elemis has padina pavonica, golden seaweed, and roaring water kelp, this revitalizing facial oil hydrates and moisturizes skin while reducing the appearance of fine lines.  It lasts all day or night and leaves a silky softness to the skin.

Step 4:  A good moisturizer—- If you really want to seal in the moisture then you need a good moisturizer.  This one from Jan Marini is a bit pricey but really makes a difference.  If you tend to break out this moisturizer is a must.  It absorbs quickly, lasts all day, and helps with skin cell turnover.  A tiny bit goes a long way!

HAIR:

This Aveda shampoo and conditioner leaves my hair soft and hydrated.  Totally obsessed!

Once a week I use this hair mask or this one to help lock in moisture.

BODY:

Nourishing Body Oil is a must-have during Winter.  It leaves lasting moisture that really keeps skin soft.  I like to apply this hyaluronic acid body serum first and then the oil for extra hydration and moisture.

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