December 17, 2014 Stacy Cox Spotlight

Head, Shoulders, Knees & Toes: How to Stay Moisturized All Winter Long

Here at MDC, we would love to think that we have all the answers for you. However, there are certain issues that require the insight of a pro. For instance, today’s topic of serums is an important one. So, we asked skincare guru Stacy Cox to give us her expert opinion on how to stay moisturized all winter long!

What's the secret to looking 10 years younger? Well, that’s the million dollar question with a surprising answer. You ready? Moisturizing. Yup, it’s that simple and probably only takes you one to three minutes to do every day and night. In the humid and warm summer months keeping skin moisturized and hydrated comes pretty easy, but the winter season can be tricky, what with the cold, windy weather. Check out my tips for keeping skin moisturized all winter long!

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Face

Don’t you hate when your supple, moisturized skin reverts to a dry state just hours after applying lotion. Invest in a long-lasting moisturizer designed to withstand the elements and any and all weather conditions! Look for super-moisturizing ingredients like shea butter, argan oil and coconut oil.

Product Recommendations: Giorgio Armani Crema Nera Extrema Light Cream, L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Cell Renewal Day Cream SPF 15

Body

Often, the key to keeping skin thoroughly moisturized and hydrated is in our application process. Let me give you a helpful hint: Moisturizer penetrates better on damp skin as opposed to dry skin. Try lotioning up after a bath or shower (before you towel dry your bod!). Also, treat your hands and décolletage as you would your face. Both are dead giveaways of your age. Age doesn’t need to be broadcast to the world (unless you want it to). And, remember, go for heavy-duty moisturizer like body butters and oils -- desperate times call for desperate measures!

Product Recommendations: The Body Shop Wild Argan Oil Body Butter, Khiel’s Creme de Corps Body Moisturizer

Feet

Dry, cracked  hands and feet are a part of life, but they don’t have to play a pivotal role in yours! Save your tootsies and hands from a life of dryness and discomfort by giving them the regular royal treatment. Invest in protective lotions as well as regular, daily moisturizers to make sure your feet and hands are covered -- literally.

Product Recommendations: The Body Shop Hemp Head-To-Toe Bodycare, Kiehl’s Helping Hands Essentials

What are your secrets to keeping your skin moisturized all winter long? Spill in the comments below!

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    About the Author: Stacy Cox is a Los Angeles-based esthetician and owner of day spa Pampered People in Studio City, California.