Prevent dry skin

Treating and preparing your skin for winter only takes a little bit of caution and preparation, and you don’t have to break the bank to do it! The goal of avoiding dry skin is to add moisture to your skin, and keep it there. For that, look for lubricating ingredients such as plant and mineral oils, shea and coco butter and silicones, which softens and smooth while retaining moisture. Choose a product like Shea Butter Body Lotion, which softens and smooths while retaining moisture.

It takes more than adding a great lotion to your beauty routine to eliminate dry winter skin, some habits also need to be changed. There are a lot of things that can aggravate your skin that you might not think about. Taking really long hot showers in the winter can be tempting when the weather is frosty cold, but the prolonged exposure to the heat will deplete your skins natural moisture. Try to combat this by showering or bathing in lukewarm water. You can also fight loss of moisture by adding a few teaspoons of olive, lavender or almond oil to your bath. Another wise choice might be investing in an oil spritzer like an Almond Supple Skin Oil (hint: adding a moisturizing cream or oil while your skin is still damp helps it absorb more thoroughly). Heating sources such as furnaces can also take a toll on your skin’s moisture. L’Occitane has a lot of great products that are easy additions to your daily routine that your skin will thank you for!

With The Christmas Holidays right around the corner, L’Occitane has an array of fun, great smelling, and moisturizing products that will be the perfect gift for someone special on your Christmas list! Or a perfect gift idea for yourself!

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  1. Angel says

    There is something you can also do in a daily basis. There are a lot of products out there that are olive oil based. However, olive oil soap from Marseilles for example, has to be at least 72% olive oil to be considered “Marseille soap” (this is regulated by the Marseilles government). Olive oil soap does not contain sulfates. I prefer the handmade ones, like the ones from Le Serail. They are not the typical $3 soaps you buy at the corner store here at the states. They still use the 700 year old recipe. you can just google le serail french soap. I buy the 150g non-exfoliating bars and they last me at least a month (using a gentle washcloth of course).