Keeping Your Body Hydrated During the Winter

Earlier this week I did a blog post about face products that protect against the winter weather, but a lot of you asked what we use to keep the rest of the body hydrated. So, I thought I should do a post about that and keep this "self-care" theme I have going on this month. 

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During the winter, your two most important products are your body wash and your body lotion. I tend to recommend a more gentle body wash, then I go a little more heavy duty with the lotion and use Gold Bond Eczema Cream or Lotion. 

Tips for dry, winter skin:
1. Keep your showers short. I love a nice long, hot shower just as much as the next person, but it's not doing your skin any favour. It strips the skin of its natural oils which acts as a barrier, protecting your skin. 
2. Pat dry.  When you get out of the shower, don't rub your skin completely dry with a towel. Gently pat dry and then apply your lotion when your skin is still a little damp. This helps your skin absorb the moisture. 
3. Use a humidifier and drink lots of water. 
4. Most importantly, upgrade your moisturizer and use it often! I use Gold Bond’s Eczema Relief Lotion right when I get out of the shower and even once more at night during the winter. This helps protect my skin from itchiness, dryness, rashes, roughness, and irritation. 

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Both the Gold Bond Eczema Lotion and Cream are dermatologist tested, steroid-free, fragrance-free and hypoallergenic. You can find these products at most major drugstores and are reasonably priced at $13.99 and $18.99. 

Thank you Gold Bond for sponsoring this post. Though this post is sponsored, all opinions are my own.

Much Love,

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