Winter Skin, Who Dis?•
Posted on November 27 2020
Winter brings with it many a delight; hot toddies, apres ski, and close encounters with bae on cold nights are indulgent and welcome. However, not everything ushered in with the frosty winter wind is so appealing. Dry, tight, dull, and flakey skin are the four horsemen of the season hardest on our skin.
Don’t worry, though, these annoying skin challenges aren’t the end of the world. We have some easy winter skin care tips that will leave your skin, from your fact to your butt and beyond, glowing like it did during the summer solstice. Here’s the best part - bae can even get in on the action. Winter just got hot.
At First Brush
Celebs like Kelly Ripa, Miranda Kerr, and Tracy Ellis Ross swear by a morning dry brush sesh. For those of you who aren’t familiar with this ancient practice, it is exactly what it sounds like - brushing the skin while it’s dry. Sounds super simple, right? It is. But that doesn’t mean that the effects are. This practice does everything from promoting lymphatic flow and increasing circulation to exfoliation and nervous system stimulation. It can be done all over, too, even on your beautiful face. Good morning!
On the Moisturizer
Whipping winter winds, dry indoor heat, and steaming hot showers can all suck our skin as dry as a Slim Jim. Suddenly, we’re all out here trying to not look like the Crypt Keeper. It’s tricky, though, because if you don’t already have combination skin, winter is the season that can easily introduce you to it by using the wrong moisturizer.
Opt for hydrating products, like our Bite It hydrating and toning butt mask or our Clay Butt Mask (that’s equally beneficial if used all over the body) that use Sodium Hyaluronate. This derivative of Hyaluronic Acid is compatible with all skin types, beneficial for people of all ages, gentle enough to use twice a day, and doesn’t negatively interact with any other ingredients.
Some dustings during the winter are fun, like the first snow or powdered sugar on your favorite holiday cookie. But have you ever peeled off your black leggings to find a dusting of dry skin inside? If so, you better get balmed.
With a one-two punch that locks in moisture and protects against winter windburn and chapping, try slathering these multi-talented products all over your body for silky smooth skin. Our Nipple & Areola Stick is non-toxic so it can double as a lip balm. Similarly, our CBD Butt Balm can be applied all over the body. Can’t reach somewhere? Ask bae for assistance and don’t be afraid to turn your self-care Sunday into a sensual date night.
What UV is What You Get
Just because the sun hits us at a low, indirect angle in the winter doesn’t mean its aging UVA rays have lost their power; they aren’t seasonal and neither is SPF - just ask Rihanna. So while you may have packed away the beach chairs and flip-flops, keep that suncream close to use on all of your exposed skin, think hands, face, and décolletage.
The Bottom Line
Slightly altering your beauty routine can help combat winter skin challenges and even boost your mood and energy. Taking the time to truly care for yourself by planning out a routine, massaging products into your skin, and appreciating your body is truly indulgent. It might not be everyone’s cup of tea but we here at BAWDY feel like there’s really something to an unapologetic self-care routine that’s freeing, empowering, and maybe even sexy.