Tuesday, January 16, 2018

8 Tips For Caring For Winter Skin

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8 Tips For Caring For Winter Skin

Those of you who are regular readers/followers have likely heard me discuss my issues with dry skin before, especially during the winter. Recently, I shared some of the ways I care for the skin on my face this time of year. And today, I'm excited to be partnering with Dove Advanced Care Antiperspirant to talk about caring for skin as a whole during the colder, drier months - beyond the face, to include the entire body. (I wish I could say that it was only my face that needed extra care in the winter, but every part of my body is affected. I'm sure many of you can relate!) In addition to sharing some of my own tips that I've learned through personal trial and error, I'm also going to share some simple but highly effective tips from Dove Dermatologist Dr. Alicia Barba.

1. Use a humidifier. I run a cool mist humidifier in my bedroom every single night in the winter months. It's amazing what massive increase in the dryness and irritation level of my skin I noticed on those occasional nights where I forget to turn it on. Using it nightly results in much softer skin that isn't itchy or irritated.

2. Care for your underarms. I admittedly never even thought about caring for the skin on my underarms until I read a tip from Dr. Barba, where she reminds us that the sensitive underarm skin is an important area that shouldn't be overlooked. Everything from dry winter air to fabrics on winter clothing like sweaters can irritate the skin. She recommends Dove Advanced Care Antiperspirant  to keep the underarms hydrated and protected. And I'm a huge fan of it too. I absolutely love that it gives me 48 hours of odor and wetness protection. But what makes Dove Advanced Care #1 in my book is its added skin care benefits. It has a unique formula that contains moisturizers to help prevent and alleviate irritation, so my underarms feel smoother and softer when I use it. (You can grab some of your own right here!)

3. Stick to warm showers. Hot water dries out skin, and quickly. Taking a cool to warm shower instead can help prevent excess skin dryness. This small change has actually made a huge difference for me.

4. Bring a little summer to winter - with sunscreen. Even if your summertime bikini and beach bag are hidden at the back of your closet this time of year, Dr. Barba suggests keeping your sunscreen out and readily available to use daily. She also recommends switching to a moisturizing sunscreen that is richer than what you'd use in the summer months.

5. Make a bedtime routine for your skin. Dr. Barba says that bedtime is the best time of day to hydrate skin. Her recommendation for decreasing collagen breakdown at bedtime is as follows: 1. Wash your face. 2. Apply a retinol. 3. Moisturize. Easy and effective!

6. Pay attention to elbows and heels. It only takes a week into the wintertime and my elbows and heels are instantly cracked. I apply a thick moisturizer or coconut oil to both of these areas every day while I’m getting ready, and immediately after every shower, which helps to soften my skin in these areas tremendously.

7. Drink plenty of water. Hydrating from the inside out is important when it comes to skincare, especially in the winter when the air is drier. I continually fill up my water bottle throughout the day to keep my entire body hydrated.

8. Avoid intense exfoliation. Another helpful tip from Dr. Barba is to lay off any sort of intense exfoliation in the winter. She says that when you over-exfoliate, it can actually dehydrate skin by stripping it of essential oils. This can also lead to breakouts during this cold, dry time of year.

Winter can be incredibly harsh on skin, but there are ways to guard against dryness and other issues so your skin feels as healthy and soft as it does in the warmer months. I hope these tips prove as useful to you as they have me. And I would love to hear tips of your own that I might have missed!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Dove Advanced Care Antiperspirant. Thank you for supporting the brands that help make Bubby and Bean possible.



  1. Oh, winter skin - I've had a wonderful reminder this year of just how miserable it can be. I chuckled when you said that you wished your face was the only thing that needed extra hydration in the winter, because the reality is, I put so much time into caring for my face, it's pretty much fine through this season, but the rest of my body suffers a lot. And I am not willing to give up hot showers ;) But easing up on exfoliation does help, and having the right products in your arsenal does, too.

  2. These are such great tips, especially the exfoliating one! Who knew? And I NEED to try this antiperspirant!

  3. I have horrendous winter skin so this couldn't have come at a better time tbh!

  4. Winter skin, ugh!! Thanks for these tips, as I look down at my very dry heels at this moment! Time for a pedi, lol!!!

  5. I suffer from extreme dry skin and it's definitely not fun at all! I am going to try one of your tips and see how it goes! Thank you for sharing❤️

  6. Wow these are excellent tips love! I'm definitely a fan of dove and use both their soap and antiperspirant on my skin. Thanks for the information.


  7. Yes! My winter skin is TERRIBLE. Love reading all these tips. I was just saying I need to get a humidifier so I can breathe at night and not wake up so flakey. Going to try all of these tips!

    xx Kristina

  8. The winter weather also does a ton of damage to my skin. I actually have used that same deodorant for years. Such good stuff!!


  9. I love Dove products! I have been using their body wash and my skin has never looked better!

    April | https://thebluehydrangeas.com

  10. I love this post! It is full of tips I know and follow but also ones that I don’t! Like taking care of under your arms! Such great tips to add to my routine

  11. Hi Babe! I really love DOVE and it is so great to see you share your secrets on how you take care of yourself! xo Paying attention to your underarm has always been important to me. The moisture and odor protection from my deodorant is critical! Dove doesn't disappoint!
    xo Debbie | www.tothineownstylebetrue.com

  12. I definitely always have too hot showers! Need to try lukewarm next time and also I've been meaning to try the Dove range! heard some great stuff about it and will be looking out for it in my next trip to the store!



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