Moisturizing is one of the most beneficial beauty secrets there is: if you’ve ever wondered how someone keeps their skin looking smooth and flawless, moisturizing is the answer. Now that winter is upon us, we’re all bundling up to keep warm, our radiators are working overtime (especially if you live in New York City), and your skin is probably thirsting for a little TLC. After a hot shower, it’s imperative to administer creams and lotions because soap and water strip your skin of its natural oils. Our faces suffer the most as facial skin is very sensitive. What with removing makeup and then having to reapply every day, it’s crucial to moisturize before and after application as this helps prevent both dryness and oiliness. Whether you prefer unscented creams or a delicately fragranced moisturizer for your face and neck, it’s important to use your product of choice on a regular basis (daily or even twice daily unless instructed otherwise).
One of life’s great pleasures is preparing for bed at the end of a long day. When a woman performs her toilette, she usually moisturizes to help decrease lines and wrinkles, and she most likely has her favorite balm to grease her lips before her head hits the pillow. Take a cue from Sharon Tate as Vaseline was one of her favorite beauty products: it’s simple, affordable and incredibly basic and there’s nothing more beautiful than soft, kissable lips. We may want to bathe in milk to help restore our skin’s loveliness but, if that is not an option, simply hydrate with lotions and, if you can, add lightly scented oils to your bathwater.