How To: Have Baby Soft Skin in the Cold/Dry Season

How To: Have Baby Soft Skin in the Cold/Dry Season
How To: Have Baby Soft Skin in the Cold/Dry Season
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How To: Have Baby Soft Skin in the Cold/Dry Season

One complement I have gotten a lot in life is that I have soft smooth skin. I have my mother to thank for this. Aside from her good genes, she also passed on the habit of drinking lots of water. Funny enough she still tells me I don’t drink enough water.

Yesterday, while at dance practice, I felt the sharp itch that comes with dry skin. That’s my reminder that the cold dry season is here, and I need to up my hydration game! Here are 5 things I do to keep my skin baby soft and glowy in winter/harmattan:

1. WATERRRR! ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†I cannot stress this enough. Hydration comes from within. Yes, moisturizers can be helpful, but nothing makes your skin beautiful like some good ‘ole water. Shoot for 2-3 litres a day and watch your skin magically improve. If the taste of water gets too boring, try squeezing lemons in your water. Drinking tea and eating juicy fruits like watermelons and pears also count towards your fluid intake.¬†

2 Choose your moisturiser wisely

Come winter, my skin, hair and food regimen change to adjust to the weather. I switch from using coconut oil to using olive oil and/or shea butter. For my skin, I move from using oyibo body lotions to using Palmer’s Cocoa Butter or Shea Butter. Basically, my body lotion gets thicker for deeper moisture.¬†HT_beyonce_ml_140702_1x1_1600

3. Get your beauty sleep.

Basically, our bodies were created to function effectively. If you give your body what it need, it will run smoothly. Regardless of the season, beauty sleep always works wonders for the skin.Woman Sleeping in Bed --- Image by © John-Francis Bourke/Corbis

4. Eat healthy fats.

Ladies usually shriek at the sound of the word “fat”, but not all fat is bad for you. Healthy fats give you energy. You can also imagine it as the substance that oils your engine – your joints and skin. Remember: hydration starts from within.

Woman smiling and looking to the right
Woman smiling and looking to the right

5. Moisturiser your air

Wait what? How do we do that? Lemme explain. This last tip is more of a luxury tip, so it’s not a necessary step. Humidifiers are great for moisturizing the air around you. I got one because my winter colds were terrible, and the humidifier basically made it easier to breathe at night. I quickly realized that it also had a positive effect on my skin. So if you can get one, I highly recommend it!


Onyinye Nay Igboanugo
Versatile creative; professional worrywart; lover of aesthetics and healthy living. CEO of

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  • ino December 3, 2015 5:46 pm

    Thanks for the write up. You look cute by the way.

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