For the sun-worshippers among us, the long winter months can be a gloomy time of year, what with the dark mornings, early evenings, snow, sludge and incessant drizzle. As there’s nothing you can do about it (unless your budget extends to a heat-seeking getaway), the best way to combat winter blues is to embrace it for all it’s worth – wrap up warm and snuggle up!
While some of us jet off on skiing holidays in the snow, you can have just as much fun by grabbing the kids, a sledge or two and trekking off on an exhilarating adventure. Of course the adventure can start in your own back garden with a quick bout of snowmen-building, punctuated by the odd snowball fight or two! Regardless of whether it rains, snows or it’s just plain freezing, it’s always important to make the effort with your family to get out and about, enjoy some fresh air, and keep fit and healthy.
Unfortunately, during winter the low outdoor temperature, combined with our hard-working central heating systems and low humidity, often plays havoc with our skin and can leave us with chapped lips, or dry, rough, uncomfortable patches of skin. If these complaints go untreated, they can lead to painful cracks and damaged skin – issues no mum wants to be dealing with on top of her busy schedule.
How to take care of your skin
For all over dry skin relief, try AVEENO® Skin Relief Nourishing Lotion with Shea Butter formulated with naturally active triple oat complex and shea butter. The lotion provides immediate relief for extra dry, irritable skin, and is clinically proven to moisturise skin for up to 24 hours. One thing to look out for during the cold snap is eczema, a common skin complaint in both adults and children, which tends to get worse in winter, when the air is dry. AVEENO® Cream and Lotion, with colloidal oatmeal, moisturises dry and sensitive skin, and is suitable for those prone to eczema, including babies from 3 months.
Of course, if you have very young children, you’ll already know that their skin is incredibly delicate and requires mild specially formulated products. During the winter months and beyond, the JOHNSON’S® products will help keep your little one’s skin soft and supple with nourishing solutions such as the Soothing Naturals Intense Moisture Cream. Even better, at the end of a long day playing out in the cold, you can cosy baby up with the JOHNSON’S® Bedtime range, which contain a relaxing aroma and which can help your baby sleep better when used as part of a 3 step bedtime routine of bath, massage and quiet time*. You can read more about this bedtime routine on the JOHNSON'S® website.
So why not dig out your favourite woolly jumper, pour yourself some cocoa and snuggle up for winter, safe in the knowledge that the brands from Johnson & Johnson Ltd have all your family’s skincare needs covered.
*Tested on babies 7 months+, 1 week+ use
Many come to accept dry skin as a normal part of winter, but it doesn't have to be something you just accept! By using NEUTROGENA NORWEGIAN FORMULA® products and following some simple dry skin prevention tips, your skin can once again feel rehydrated and replenished.
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