Battling the cold with soft, glowing skin

       
December 7th, 2010 | Contributed by:

Battling the cold with soft, glowing skinThere's no time like the winter to realize how much you really depend on your lotion each and every day.

To battle – and win – against the dry, bitter cold this winter, here's some basic advice to keep you glowing all season.

Start off each morning by exfoliating in the shower and washing with a moisturizing cream body wash. Ahava has a wonderful Gentle Body Exfoliator as well as its Pure Spa Stress Melt Butter Salt. The mood-lifting butter is like a creamy salt scrub with beneficial Dead Sea minerals that you rub right onto your skin. For the best exfoliation, try pairing with Ahava Mineral Botanic Body Wash. Its rich lather has micro-exfoliating properties as well as vitamins and anti-oxidants.

Next, you'll want to recover from the shower, as hot water can be nearly as hard for skin to weather as cold winds. Look for formulas with moisturizing and skin-soothing ingredients, such as aloe, shea or cocoa butter. Try L'Occitane's Shea Butter Body Lotion or a luxurious Caswell-Massey's Almond & Aloe Body Balm.

       

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