God, I just hate the winter. It’s dark, it’s cold, and my body tries to shut down. The only saving grace about winter is the pretty snow, but even that turns into an annoyance after awhile. Each year I dread the coming winter. This year, I’ve very deliberately gathered some things around me that help me cope, and I’ve made sure I don’t run out.
One of my biggest issues is my dry, uncomfortable skin. I was especially out of my mind last year when we lived in a house with forced hot air heating. This year isn’t as bad because we have comfy hot-water radiators (my favorite, and a must-have in any house we buy). But I still need help.
So that’s my routine. Yes, it takes awhile. Yes, I do it every day. Sometimes I skip the exfoliation if I’m not feeling well or quite tired. But without this regimen, my skin dries out so badly that it hurts. The pain sometimes keeps me awake at night, believe it or not. How ridiculous is that? Hate it or loathe it, this is what I need to do to stay properly moisturized.
Notice that I didn’t include prices… dot dot dot