November Skin Tips

by Golda Poretsky, H.H.C. on November 4, 2011

by Golda Poretsky, HHC

As I seem to mention a lot in these posts, I’m kind of weird.  I love cold weather (I find it invigorating and energizing) and my skin doesn’t get very dried out.

But, I realize that I’m in the minority there.  And as the weather turns colder, many of you probably experience a little more fatigue, and some seriously dry skin.  And maybe just a little stress about the impending holidays?

So let’s talk tips for keeping your skin (and yourself) happy as the temperature drops.

1) Not So Hot — Although it’s tempting to use really hot water in the shower, it’s not so great for your skin.  Using lukewarm water will allow your skin to retain more moisture and get less dry.
2) Get Your Rest — November is often a really busy time.  Students are gearing up for finals.  People in lots of professions are trying to finish things up before December holidays.  But if you’re one of those people who always seems to get sick January 1st, it’s important to start taking care of yourself now.  Schedule some relaxation, even if it’s just putting your feet up for 15 minutes and reading a book.
3) Notice Changes — I just switched to much more moisturizing facial cleanser and I’m so happy I did.  Although, I’m not sure if I made the switch because of the weather or because I’m getting older. :)

Eucerin Smoothing Essentials Body Lotion & Calming Creme (Just Part Of The November Eucerin Giveaway)

As for skincare, see what changes might feel good. I’m (still!) really enjoying using the Eucerin Calming Crème right now!

Plus, this month we have another opportunity for awesome Eucerin swag! Seriously, these prize packs just get better and better. Here’s all you have to do to be registered to win:

  • Follow the Eucerin Twitter handle (@eucerinus) and tell us your tips on how to make November lovely for skin.
  • Leave a comment below (with a valid email address) and a winner will be picked at random from the commenters on November 30th. Let me know what you’re doing to ease the transition into Fall! The winner will receive Eucerin Plus Smoothing Essentials Body Lotion (a unique formula with buffered alpha hydroxy that gently smoothes and moisturizes to reveal healthier-looking, radiant skin), Eucerin Calming Crème (has a gentle, non-greasy formula that combines calming oatmeal and natural emollients that help relieve dry, itchy skin for softer, healthier-looking and more comfortable skin), Eucerin Calming Body Wash (8.4 oz.) ( a unique body wash formulation that combines soap-free cleansing with omega oils and other natural lipids to nourish and soothe), and a Vicks Warm Mist Humidifier.
  • Be 18 or older and a U.S. resident.

Happy swagging!

Full Disclosure: I’m receiving Eucerin products (for my readers and me). The thoughts and opinions, however, that I share in this post are strictly my own and are not influenced by receipt of these products.

EDIT (11/30/11): Congratulations, Shirley Brandenburg!  You’re the winner of this month’s Eucerin swag, and I’ll be emailing you shortly.  Everyone else: be on the lookout for next month’s giveaway!

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Sherri November 16, 2011 at 9:28 am

I just started to use Eucerin for the past few weeks as stress and weather brought on Eczema for the first time. I really look forward to trying more of their products. I am following Eucerin on Twitter too.


chickie bunting November 16, 2011 at 9:26 am

We all use Eucerin @ this house my husband has to have it on his legs everyday and I use it regularly on my hands between cleaning, the weather and the furnace it’s a must have here!!!


Jenna Stevanovic November 16, 2011 at 9:24 am

Every winter I have to switch EVERYTHING. My skin gets horribly dry (I’m talking…my palms peel kind of dry…). I switch my lotions, my shampoo, my deoderant: literally, everything. I’m still looking for the best lotion for my hands and body, however I have found that for in between hand washings at work (medical student- I wash my hands a lot), neutrogena hand creme works wonderfully. As for my hair, I’ll be starting my weekly deep conditioning treatments in December to help stave off the itchy, peely, dry scalp. I’ve never tried Eucerin before, but if this stuff is good then maybe this year I won’t have to be quite so itchy!


Gina November 16, 2011 at 3:14 pm

@Jenna Stevanovic, Also try the Curel Anti Itch, it’s amazing. We use Eucerin as well but the Curel is the best. I also have to use some prescription products but since using the Curel I don’t need the steriods as much for my dry itch skin. GL


Sandy Eades November 16, 2011 at 9:20 am

Lots of Lotion!!!


Jennie Johnson November 16, 2011 at 9:18 am

Working in a used Bookstore gives me the dryest hands ever! Constant lotioning is the only way to help!


Wendy Mixon November 16, 2011 at 9:17 am

I’m actually fighting a new battle with dry skin on my legs, a situation that only began about 2 years ago. Though it’s getting better, it’s still ongoing. Probably a change from aging, but with Eucerin, there’s hope!


Jayne Williams November 6, 2011 at 7:30 pm

Hi Golda,

Part of the tentative steps I’m taking into body love and acceptance is looking again at ways to care for my skin, hair, nails, etc. that nurture them and make them feel good. I’ve been working on the “no-poo” method for my hair for 10 days now with some success, thanks to what I read here (or somewhere that you posted). I have noticed that being gentler with my hair is also showing results on my face – less redness, less oil production. I guess this makes sense, seeing as the face is somewhat connected to the scalp! (duh). Anyway, that’s my November skin tip… Keep up the good fun!


Erica Best November 6, 2011 at 4:45 pm

im following on both @purplelover04 and fb name erica best and I use lotion at night before bed because it has time to really work.


Amy November 5, 2011 at 3:15 pm

I get really terrible dry skin around my eyes. Eucerin cream is way better than traditional eye creams for keeping my skin protected. I use it all over my face.


Elizabeth November 4, 2011 at 12:37 pm

I love Eucerin products! I just turned 50 a few days ago, and my skin looks fantastic…I’ve been using Eucerin products since before I turned 30, and 2 weeks ago, the staff at my doctor’s office thought I was 35…I’ll take that!

I have pale skin, which tends to being sensitive and dry…since discovering Eucerin though, you’d never know it. I’ve tried just about every product of theirs I’ve ever seen in a store, and my favorite remains the Original tub of cream, I use it everywhere! I keep a small tube in my purse and at work, and even keep a tube in my sewing box, as handling fabric can make your hands dry, and then fabric snags. It’s perfect. I also use the Intensive Repair, as my hands really take a beating.


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