Three Beauty Tips to Kick Those Winter Blues

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Disclosure: This post has been sponsored by Pfizer Consumer Healthcare.

I've never been a cold weather person, which is ironic considering I live in the Midwest. I loathe all things about winter include the freezing temperatures, trying to get my kids in and out of their cars seats with their coats on to the car but off the second we get into the car seat because you know, safety, and most annoyingly, static electricity. But apparently my skin and especially my lips also hate the weather too. However, I have added three steps to my beauty regime to help ease the pain of my winter skin issues!

1. Hydrate
When I haven't been drinking enough water, my body is quick to remind me. My skin will start to feel itchy and tight while my lips get super dry in the corners. Invest in a quality water bottle and set a daily goal to keep yourself accountable for your own H2O game. I try to drink at least 90z of water a day which sounds like a lot but you'd be surprised! My water bottle with a straw has been a game changer for me because I find that I drink way more water when I have a straw than when I don't.

ChapStick® Total Hydration products are also my go-to products when it comes to hydrating my dry lips. Last week when I was in Target, I was sure to stock up on a few of my favorite products to help me survive the rest of this winter. One of my favorites,  ChapStick® Total Hydration 3in1, is a Korean-inspired, 3-in-1 formula that provides triple action lip care in one lip balm. It moisturizes, renews and transforms lips to provide smoother, healthier looking lips. The triple action renewal formula contains unique ingredients like Madecassoside and botanical oils. Total Hydration 3in1 is available in five flavors – Coconut Hydration, Soothing Oasis, Sweet Peach, Wild Acai Berry and new Cooling Peppermint. 

I also love ChapStick® Total Hydration 100% Natural is an age defying formula with 100% naturally sourced ingredients like Argan Oil, Omegas 6 & 9 and Avocado Butters. It is clinically proven to provide healthier looking and more youthful looking lips and I love they way they feel after using this stuff! Total Hydration 100% Natural is available in three flavors – Fresh Citrus, Soothing Vanilla and new Honey Blossom.

2. Exfoliate
I have two different face washes - one for the morning and one for night. Besides the dry, winter skin, think of everything that your face, skin and lips comes in contact with on a daily basis. When I think of my day the things that pop into my mind include sweat, school grime, kid sneezes and thousands of germs that have manifested on my phone throughout the age of time. Super disgusting, right? That's why I make sure to scrub it all away before I go to bed. I only exfoliate once a day because I find that if I do it too much, my skin starts to get overly dry which defeats the purpose in the first place.

Recently I have started using ChapStick® Total Hydration Conditioning Lip Scrub a few times a week too. This stuff is amazing! It is a lip scrub that gently exfoliates and conditions leaving your lips feeling silky, soft and smooth. ChapStick® Total Hydration Conditioning Lip Scrub is formulated with naturally sourced ingredients, including Sugar Crystals, Maracuja and Coconut Oil, Shea Butter and Vitamin E and features a refreshing Fresh Peppermint flavor. All you do is massage a small amount onto wet lips in a circular motion then rinse or wipe off with a damp cloth. After exfoliating, seal in moisture by applying a ChapStick® Total Hydration lip balm as a finishing touch. My lips feel so good after I use this lip scrub.

3. Moisturize
Dry lips and skin are one of my major annoyances of the winter. Some days I'm an itchy mess while the next day my face is more oily. Personally, it's all about finding a balance with your skin type. I have a mixture that I use in the morning with a tinted moisturizer for my daytime look. Then at night I use a different moisturizer that is just light enough so it won't clog my pores but still does the moisturizing trick.

Peeling lips also drive me bananas! ChapStick® Total Hydration with CoQ10 is a lightweight formula that provides long-lasting moisture, helping lips stay hydrated for a full eight hours, and reduces the appearance of fine lines. The formula is comprised of advanced skincare ingredients including antioxidant CoQ10, Vitamin E, and ultra-hydrating Hyaluronic Spheres for soft, supple lips. Total Hydration with CoQ10 is available in a Vanilla Cream flavor. I love to use this stuff at night before bed because I wake up in the morning with silky, smooth lips to start my day.

I'm not a huge lip color person, but I do love just a little tint. I've recently become obsessed with
ChapStick® Total Hydration Moisture + Tint. This tinted moisturizer features a formula with 100% naturally sourced ingredients that deliver long lasting moisture, plus a hint of alluring color specifically formulated to enhance the lips’ natural color. The Total Hydration Moisture + Tint formula is comprised of premium ingredients, including Rosehip Oil, Jojoba Oil and Avocado Butter.  It is available in three shades – Rose Petal, Coral Blush and Merlot, my favorite – so there’s a shade for every occasion!

Apparently Phil saw his shadow today so we still have six more weeks of winter. I'm crossing my fingers that these are the six fastest weeks of the year!

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