Between the harsh cold weather we’ve had the past several months and my pregnancy my skin has been more dry than ever. I’ve tried so many different lotions, face creams and balms and have finally come up with a routine that’s helped my skin. One of the product’s I’ve been using is Vaseline’s New Intensive Care Healing Serum, which claims to reverse dry skin damage and heal dry skin by 10x over time — and I can attest the claims are true! Read on for more about this healing serum and my tips for preventing dry skin.
1. Stay hydrated. Drink plenty of water and use a humidifier in your bedroom at night while you sleep — this will seriously make a huge difference! I’ve been trying to get between 8-10 cups of water a day, having a big water bottle helps.
2. Shower properly. Make sure your shower isn’t too hot – as nice as it may feel on a freezing day it will work against you in keeping skin supple and hydrated. While you’re in the shower it’s also good to exfoliate a few times a week to slug off dry, dead skin cells and leave a good foundation for applying moisturizer.
3. Moisturize, moisturize moisturize. Find a moisturizer that works for you. Vaseline’s Intensive Care Healing Serum has been working wonders on my skin and can be applied to your entire body. Because it has micro droplets of Vaseline Jelly that seal in moisture, I use it while my skin is still damp after getting out of the shower at night and then again in the morning. The formula is surprisingly light for a serum and doesn’t leave your skin sticky or greasy and it comes in 3 different formulas: Advanced Relief (my favorite), Radiance Restore & Deep Repair and is available for only $7.99 at drug and grocery stores!