Help Your Skin Beat the Winter Blues: Hydrate Your Face, Lips and Hands

Don't Forget Your Lips

Day advises against licking your lips when they get dry and chapped.

Lips don't contain oil glands, which is why you never get a pimple on your lips. But this also means your lips can get dry more easily than other parts of your face.

Day encourages the use of a hydrating lip balm to create a moisturizing barrier against the elements.

Tip 1: Avoid long-lasting lipsticks and glosses because those tend to dry out lips, she noted.

Tip 2: Day said you should always brush your teeth before you wash your face. She explained that the ingredients in tartar-control and whitening toothpastes can increase lip irritation, especially if your lips are already dry.

Day said lip balms should contain ingredients such as beeswax or shea butter.

Day said lip balms should contain ingredients including beeswax or shea butter. Her favorites are Neutrogena Lip Moisturizer and LaRoche-Posay Nutritic.

Nails Need Treatment, Too

Nails dry with age, Day said. Although nail polish can help to retain moisture, the acetone in many nail polish removers can strip that moisture.

To keep your nails moist, Day said you should look for products that contain lanolin, petrolatum and beeswax. Take time to massage the moisturizer in the nail bed and cuticle, she added.

Day recommended Elon Nail moisturizers.

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