Winter Skin Pampering With Jergens.

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I don’t know how it is where you live, but I get the winter blahs in a major way during the cold months.

Luckily, it coincides with New Year resolutions, which are so often about feeling, looking and doing better, so I generally take action before it gets too bad! When the weather gets cold and dry in New England, from our house’s wicked combination of oil heat and a pellet stove, I need extra TLC for my skin. I’ve found that facial masks and a good moisturizer are key.

The cold and dry air of winter can be extremely harsh on skin, and my skin tends to be a lot more sensitive. Winter is hard enough for me as is, as a former San Francisco dweller, and sometimes the chapped lips, dehydrated skin and raw hands make it even more unbearable. A little TLC goes a long way. Here are my favorite simple, affordable Winter Survival Beauty Tips:

1. Do you feel your face is overly dry in the winter? Dehydrated skin cells turn over slowly, and that causes a buildup of dead skin. Lovely, right? Drink your daily requirement of water. I know I say it a lot, but even I forget to do this often.

2. Do you have fly-away hair, or an itchy scalp? Try a moisture-boosting shampoo, or one that focuses on scalp issues. And don’t forget the conditioner! It seals in moisture. I have very long hair and it needs extra love in winter.

3. Is your skin too raw and red? Skip the long and hot showers! A nourishing bath does wonders for the skin instead.

4. Does your face feel dull and less bright than usual? Here is where I make my favorite facial mask!

Here’s what you’ll need:

½ avocado
1 tablespoon of organic or raw (or both) honey
1 tablespoon of plain whole milk yogurt (the higher in fat, the more moisturizing)
1 lemon

Here’s what you’ll do:

Mash the avocado in a small bowl.
Add honey and yogurt and blend until smooth(ish). Mine is often still lumpy.
Add lemon juice
Wash your face thoroughly and then spread a thick layer onto clean skin.
Let mask sit for 10-15 minutes and then remove with a warm wash cloth.
Repeat 2-3 times a week!
Follow up with your favorite moisturizer…

5. Follow up with that moisturizer! My winter beauty routine is never complete without the help of Jergens® Wet Skin™ Moisturizer. I buy it in all three kinds – Green Tea Oil, Coconut Oil and Monoi Oil. It absorbs two times faster for soft skin that lasts 24 hours! There’s no need to rinse it and it instantly locks moisture on wet skin. I love that my wet skin moisturizer saves me time in the morning. You can apply it to wet skin, and there’s no need to rinse it off.

You just pat dry and you’re ready to go!

I found mine in the Hand & Body Lotion section of Walmart.

What do you do for your skin in the winter? Which Jergens® Wet Skin™ Moisturizer sounds best to you?

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95 Comments

  1. What create advice and love your pampering, facial mask as my skin is definitely dry now that cold air has indeed found us and could use all the help it could get. Thanks for sharing!! 🙂

    1. I remember experiencing that when I visited Vegas a few times! Also.. dehydration headaches! Maybe you get used to the air? For me, used to humid summer here, it was hard!

  2. Oh I like your kind of pampering! My skin is sooo dry right now. Not loving it. I have yet to try the Wet Skin, but I think I should for sure do it now. Thanks for sharing!

    1. For some reason I thought that with all the snow we get, it shouldn’t be so dry! It’s the indoor heat, though. Bah. It does a number on everyone.

  3. Winter leaves my skin dry too, but drinking water helps out a lot. Luckily, my lips only get chapped when I’m really dehydrated. So I only have to deal with dry skin and not chapped lips.

    1. And.. that’s a good indicator for you that you need to drink more water! My lips are usually ok but I’m always putting that beeswax balm on them.

  4. I have some of this stuff in my bathroom… I like it but….. I kinda always feel slimy…. And I mean, I can 100% say, I am not a slimy person, even though I do live in LA and people out there tend to get that reputation!

  5. I’m checking in from Charlotte NC and heading to NYC where I know I’m going to need some Jergens for my skin because of the cold. I always make sure I have my chapstick because my lips gets cracked during the cold winter and I always moisturize, otherwise my kids call me “Ashy Larry”. I haven’t used Jergens in quite some time though. My mother loved it. I might have to grab one next time I’m in the beauty department.

    1. Ashy Larry! haha, what??
      Jergens was the first lotion I ever used, back when I was a kid and discovered that lotion was a thing! I’ve never turned back!

  6. Yes yes yes to all your questions! I SOOOO need something when I am in the shower and I do trust Jergens – have for years. I have not seen these yet but will be picking them up!

  7. Ooh, I need to try out that facial mask. Though we only have non-fat yogurt in the house at the moment. I find exfoliating helps. I’m trying to be better lately about drinking enough water. My hands and shins get disgustingly dry in the winter. Oh, New England winters!

    1. My skin is so not happy with the dry winter weather! I love that you make your own facial mask. And it’s so easy! I will definitely have to try it.

    1. I’m convinced if I finally start drinking enough water, my skin will be better. To an extent, I bet it will be, but it’s not always enough!

    1. I used it as a kid and loved it. I was happy to find the Wet Skin Moisturizer.
      Here’s to hoping New England winter doesn’t get us too badly with the dry skin!

  8. It’s so had to give up those hot showers in the wintertime! Though I know they’re terrible for skin moisture. Definitely going to have to try out your moisturizing recipe.

    1. I mean.. if we’re being honest, I can’t always give them up! I get so cold. I hate getting out of the shower. It’s traumatic until April or May.

  9. Ok I so need to try both Jergens and the home remedy as i suffer big time from winter dry skin. I like this whole wet skin moisturizer idea. It makes better sense to trap moisture in while in sower.

  10. love the facial mask recipe! of course I would add some lavender oil in there to soothe my skin, my skin is drying up fast from going from mexico>Georgia this week!

    1. My friend suggested lavender oil too, so that might be good to try with it?
      And I was wondering if you got the same dry air we get up here!

  11. You’ve definitely peaked my interest with the whole idea of a Wet Moisturizer! I’d be much more likely to be good about keeping up a skincare routine to include moisturizing if I could do it right in the shower…less time, less mess. I know I’d benefit from using these especially right now…Maine winters is all I’ll say. 🙂

    1. Funny because I visited Chicago once (I love it there) and my facial skin was worse than it’s ever been. It could have been a coincidence.. or that lake wind!

  12. The coconut oil wet skin moisturizer sounds the best. I have to figure out something…I’m starting to get little red rashes on my hands from dry skin!

    1. Me too, and I had no idea it wasn’t just New England that was so bad. I swear it’s all dry skin, chapped lips and static hair around here.

  13. I like the idea of a moisturizer that can go on wet skin. When you are a busy person with a family and lots to do, every time saver possible is a welcome friend.

  14. I’ve always been a fan of Jergens but haven’t tried the wet skin one yet. It looks like it would be great for my dry winter skin.

  15. I just bought the wet lotion (coconut) because I was deeply curious about how it could possibly work-putting lotion on wet skin seems like it wouldn’t work at all. Truth be told its my new favorite lotion! Its so light yet so moisturizing. I hate when lotions are goopy or waxy.

  16. I am working hard on all that water. I t really helps my chapped lips and hands. Henry doesn’t believe me that’s the key!!

  17. I love the winter more than the summer, but the one thing I will absolutely complain about is the dry skin. I have one now on my knuckle as we speak! Dry, cracked and bleeding skin is no fun 🙁 I have to keep a bottle of lotion near the faucet and lather up each time.

  18. There is nothing that I love more than some amazing skin pampering. Jergens is a long time favorite in the house so I will pick some up next time I’m at the drugstore.

  19. I find that taking care of our skin really has great benefits not just now but also in the future. I have even promised myself to take care of my skin at all costs. Moisturizers and sunblock are the best for me. I’ve used Jergens lotion before but it’s a different kind. Now I use a local product called carrot lotion.

    BTW, that facial mask looks delicious! Haha LOL. I guess I have to remember not to eat it.

  20. Yup, I have that skin, too. Your mask almost sounds yummy enough to eat. Actually, I might give it a try later, if I make into the relaxing bubble bath. I don’t have full fat yoghurt, but I am sure I can substitute it with… olive oil?

  21. I swear by Jergens lotion!! I have no less than 4 different kinds in my house right now. The hand stuff is great, and I have a kind for my feet. But my favourite is the Natural Glow, because I have Irish skin and disappear against the snow if I don’t use a little “glow” every now and then.

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