With winter getting ready to swing into full gear, I thought I’d send y’all a couple of tips to keep those hands and feet from getting dry and cracked this winter.

So without further ado…

1. Look for awesome ingredients

You know what they are: vitamin e, avocado oil, coconut oil, and the like. Products with ingredients rich in moisturizing and protective oils are perfect for after a hot shower or bath to restore moisture to your skin that hot water can strip away. For those on the go, CaLoveCo. offers a travel size option that you can take with you. Wash your hands a lot? These 2 oz babies will keep those cuticle healthy and your skin super soft and smooth.

2. As much as you can, protect your skin from the elements

This may seem obvious to folks in cold-weather regions, but it holds true for those of us in temperate regions as well. The air outside is dry and looking to suck moisture wherever it can find it. That includes your skin and hair. When outdoors, make sure you’re covered up if you live where it’s cold (like I need to tell y’all that). If you live where it’s still relatively warm, make sure you’re hydrated and that your skin is well moisturized before you step outside. That way, dry air won’t get the better of you. Psst…moisturize when you come back in, too.

3. Apply your favorite moisturizer at night

To keep your feet looking their best, apply your favorite moisturizer at night before bed and wear socks if you can. The socks act as a protective barrier so that your moisturizer doesn’t just get rubbed off on your sheets while you sleep. They also help to generate a bit of heat that aids in softening any callouses and keeping feet soft and healthy.

4. Give those feet and hands a boost of holiday flair.

Grab your favorite holiday fragrance, whether that be gingerbread, cinnamon, or apple spice. Don’t forget that CaLoveCo. has a whole line of holiday fragrances to choose from if you’re looking for a place to start. There’s nothing like a little holiday cheer to make skincare just a little more enjoyable.

5. Stay hydrated.

I’ll keep saying it. The key to a healthy outside is a healthy inside. So, if you want to help your skin retain moisture this winter, drink your water. That doesn’t mean more coffee, which acts as a diuretic and dehydrates you even more. That means WATER. And herbal teas. And I know there are a few of you out there. No, don’t drink alcohol when you’re thirsty. That does not count as hydration.

I hope this helps with your skincare routine this winter. Let me know the results! And don’t forget to share.

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