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Anyone else suffer from extreme dry skin in the colder months? Everyone stresses that hydrating in the summer months is extremely important, but it’s just as important to stay hydrated in the winter months. I recently started using this Jergens Wet Skin Moisturizer With Calming Green Tea Oil after showering and it is really keeping my skin supple and soft. More on that below…
Now for the main event, 4 Ways to Stay Hydrated in the Winter:
- Drink water! I cannot stress this enough, but struggle with getting my water quota in for the day. One way to make it easier is Infused water. Since fall fruits are plentiful in my home, I tried infusing them in my fall inspired waters. The two that I created were: Rosemary, cranberry, persimmon and apple, mint, green tea.
The infused waters took about 10 minutes to prepare, and I let them infuse for 2 hours before drinking. For the Rosemary, cranberry persimmon water: chop up 1 persimmon and add it into a glass jug. Then add a handful of cranberries and a few sprigs of rosemary. Then fill the jug with water. Chill for 1-2 hours before enjoying.
For the Apple, mint, green tea: steep 2 bags of mint green tea in 8 oz of hot water for 5 minutes. The tea should be extra strong. Chop up an apple into small pieces. AFter the tea has steeped, add it to another glass jug. Add the apples into the jug as well and let it sit for a minutes. The hot tea will bring out more of the apple flavor. Finally fill the container with water and chill in the fridge for 1-2 hours before drinking.
The great thing about these infused waters is, you can keep adding water to the fruit. I did this for about 2 days and then made a new batch.
2. Try using a humidifier. It all comes down to keeping your home cool weather friendly. Since heating systems are on throughout the day, the air tends to get a lot drier, so a humidifier will replace moisture lost from the air.
3. Bathe in warm water and Moisturize immediately after! When it’s cold outside, it is really hard not to take a hot shower to warm you up. This is unfortunately horrible for your skin. Luke warm water is the way to go.
After a warm bath, moisturize right away. Jergens Wet Skin Moisturizer is a great product that you can apply to your wet skin right after a shower. This not only saves a step, the moisture locks in to your skin for all day softness.
I used a quarter sized amount for each leg and y’all my skin was so soft! Also, the scents of Calming Green Tea Oil and Cherry Almond Essence are amazing, not to overpowering and very fresh.
Note that Jergens Wet Skin Moisturizer with Cherry Almond Essence is new and exclusive only to Walmart, so find it there!
4. Eat foods that help in hydration. As I mentioned earlier, drinking loads of water is difficult for me, so eating foods with high water content helps a ton. Options include: cucumbers, apples, oranges, watermelon, tomatoes, celery, spinach, and cranberries.
I cannot stress enough how important hydration is year round, so I hope these tips help keep your skin soft and smooth all winter long.