WIND + COLD = DRY & CHAPPED SKIN
If you've ever noticed what happens to your hair, skin, & nails during the winter then you may have very well seen the above equation :/ This is something that most of us end up dealing with at one point in time during the cooler part of the year, but we don't necessarily have to!
Dry and chapped skin can appear almost instantly after exposure and even after you've banished it away, it seems to come back just as quickly :( Because the issue is not really solved at the root of the problem, it only continues.
There are some easy ways though to ward off rough, dry, & stressed skin during the Fall and Winter: utilize a good moisturizer that's packed full of natural oils and extracts [grapeseed, camellia, & Marula to name a few!]. Try to avoid longer and hotter showers as well, since they will cause your skin to dry out more and lose precious hydration!
Keep your legs well-protected too with hosiery, leggings, or tights. If all else fails and you do end up in the elements or your skin is still suffering, I ran across the perfect solution from La Roche-Posay: CICAPLAST BAUME B5 Soothing Multi-purpose Balm :) Check out my review below to see why...
CICAPLAST BAUME B5
Soothing Multi-purpose Balm
I was very impressed with this product from the start and here's why: because it REALLY WORKS :) I applied the CICAPLAST BAUME B5 to a couple of stressed and super dry areas that were chapped and I saw and felt an immediate relief and difference in my skin. Not only did this product calm and soothe the area, but it reduced the dryness, redness, and irritation as well :)
What'a also fantastic about this product is that is can be used on your face, lips, and body- wherever it's basically needed! You will get a nice matte finish with this product and that allows for it to be used under makeup and there's no stickiness or unpleasant smell either. Shea Butter, Panthenol, Copper, and Zinc make up an ingredient list that doesn't include parabens, fragrances, OR lanolin :)
This means that even those with the most sensitive of skin can use this product with the confidence of knowing that it won't cause even further skin irritation. That's what also makes this multi-purpose balm an ideal candidate for any age or skin type- it won't break the bank and works with the first usage.