December 11, 2018

6 Tips for Winter Self-Care

*This post is sponsored by Bayer®. To make sure Bayer® products are right for you, always read and follow the label

Winter is coming... in 10 days. Can't you believe it? 

With the change in the calendar, comes the change in cold weather. And that cold winter air can be pretty harsh on our bodies - itchy skin, dry eyes, chapped lips and a stuffy nose are just the start of winter woes. Check out these 6 simple tips and tricks to beat the harsh effects of the coldest months.

6 Tips for Winter Self-Care

6 Tips for Winter Self-Care

1. Don't forget to moisturize.

From skating to snow shoeing and snowy walks, winter is full of fun activities. However, we all know the cold can take a toll on our skin. In the harsh winter months, you should be paying more attention to your skincare routine. Try exfoliating more, limiting hot water and using a moisturizer. DERMAL THERAPY® body lotion is one option to help relieve dry, cracked, and itchy skin. With alpha hydroxy acids, it helps to replace old dry skin to reveal new skin and will help keep your skin smooth during the winter.

6 Tips for Winter Self-Care

2. Stay on top of dry lips

Like your skin, your lips can also take a beating. Exfoliate your lips twice a week to help prevent chapping. You can do this at home with a simple homemade sugar scrub (sugar plus olive oil). Before you go to bed, make sure you apply a thick lip balm to bring back some of the moisture you may have lost during the day. 

3. Fight congestion

A stuffy nose and cold weather go hand-in-hand, and this can really dampen your day. Sleeping with an extra pillow to elevate your head, using a humidifier and taking hot steamy showers can help clear your congestion. You can also try a nasal spray like hydraSense® Medium Stream (100mL), which works by flushing out recessive mucus accumulation, relieving congestion caused by colds, allergies, environmental pollutants or upper respiratory tract infections. hydraSense is made from 100% naturally-sourced seawater and is free of any medications or preservatives. 

6 Tips for Winter Self-Care

4. Stay hydrated

You may be great at staying on top of your water intake during the summer because of the heat, but it is just as important to stay hydrated during the winter. Don’t forget to carry around a water bottle and drink regularly throughout the day.  Don't enjoy drinking water? Add some fruit or (my personal favourite) lemon slices for a bit of flavour. 

5. Combat dry eyes 

Cold winds and dry indoor heating are a recipe for eye discomfort. Make sure to give your eyes breaks during the day by looking away from your electronics or wearing glasses instead of contacts. hydraSense® Advanced for Dry Eyes Long Lasting Relief (10mL) is one option for effective, long-lasting relief for your irritated eyes. It is preservative-free and contains sodium hyaluronate, a clinically proven naturally sourced lubricant.   

6 Tips for Winter Self-Care

6. Get your rest

Less sunlight and the chaos of the holidays can often make you feel tired, so getting a good night’s sleep to restore your energy is especially important during this time of year. Try your best to stick to a consistent sleep schedule. If you have a hard time getting to sleep, try a relaxing night time routine, such as reading a book or gentle stretches. 

With fun outdoor activities and the holidays, the winter is an exciting time of year! Don’t let the harsh weather hold you back from doing what you love. 

What are your best winter care tips? I'd love to hear!

*This post is sponsored by Bayer®. To make sure Bayer® products are right for you, always read and follow the label


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