3 Winter Hacks for Staying Healthy //

January 6, 2018 in #MomLife,health,money saving tips,pampering,review,sponsor,tips + tricks

Winter is always tough on my family — and I know we’re not alone. Between the crazy cold, negative temperatures here in the Northeast, and the piling inches of snow, it can be hard to remember the importance of taking care of myself and my family.

So I’m sharing my list of Simple Winter Self-Care Hacks that will keep you healthy and feeling your best all season long!

1.  Stay hydrated!

I know it sounds silly, because it’s cold outside, right?! Why would you worry about staying hydrated? Well, maintaining hydration is a key in prevention of the flu and seasonal colds*. Plus, it helps regulate your body temperature — yes, even in the cold.

2.  Wash, wash, wash your hands!

We sing this little song in our house. Technically, it was a teeth-brushing song Ari learned in preschool last year; but he messed it up and started singing “Wash, wash, wash your hands, morning, clean, and white!” And so we sing that all day, everyday. Because I’ve learned the hard way that no amount of hand sanitizer can truly keep away the germs. We are team HOT WATER AND SOAP.

3.  Tackle dry skin with Lubriderm.

The harsh weather and the hand washing can do some serious damage to our skin. My kids have both really struggled with dry spots this winter and after trying remedy after remedy after remedy, we finally found a solution to our dry skin woes — Lubriderm.

For my five year old, Ari, I’ve been using Lubriderm Advanced Therapy Extra Dry Skin lotion. He definitely has the worst issues with dry skin, but this lotion has been a lifesaver for my little man! Remy and I have both been using the Lubriderm Daily Moisture, for Normal to Dry skin, and it has been perfect for the two of us.

In the meantime, my husband, who frequently works outdoors — yes, even in the Winter — has been using the Lubriderm Daily Moisturizer with Sunscreen, that way he is moisturized and also protected from the elements (because, did you know you can still get a pretty severe sunburn in the Winter!? We’ve learned the hard way!). But besides the obvious health benefits, the fact that it’s available at a budget-friendly price at our local Walmart is a huge bonus!

Need more ideas on how to incorporate some #LubridermHacks into your existing daily routine? Try mixing their unscented lotion in with your liquid concealer; give yourself an at-home pedicure with Lubriderm; or find a few minutes to just lather up with some Lubriderm post-shower for an all-day skin moisturizer!

What are some of the ways your family is staying healthy this Winter??

 

 

 

* see Harvard research here

{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

Kristen January 6, 2018 at 8:18 pm

I seriously LOVE lubriderm! In the winter my skin gets so dry it literally cracks so the lotion is a life saver!!

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Kayla Saber January 7, 2018 at 12:16 am

Iv heard and heard so many good things about them and see them in every story but haven’t tried! I might just need to for smoother hands!

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Charissa | thenotsobusymom.com January 7, 2018 at 9:16 pm

Washing hands is a big one in our house! Of course that means we need lots of lotion!! I am a fan of lubriderm. 🙂

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Britney Kaufman January 7, 2018 at 10:25 pm

Yes! This is what we’ve had in my parents’ home for YEARS. MY hands get so dry in the winter. My dad totally trusts this brand.

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Kate January 8, 2018 at 11:01 am

It seems I’m NOT staying healthy this winter. I keep getting sick!

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Jennifer Corter January 8, 2018 at 4:26 pm

I’ve learned the hard way that staying hydrated is so, so important!

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Aly Funk January 8, 2018 at 4:31 pm

Staying hydrated has been hard for me lately! I need to try this lotion because my skins has been so dry this winter!

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Summer January 9, 2018 at 8:46 am

I’ve suffered with dry skin forever. I thought I’d tried every lotion and cream under the sun, but I’ve never tried Lubriderm. Gonna have to check it out. Thanks for the wonderful tips, Rachel!

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jaclyn January 10, 2018 at 4:20 pm

I’ve been drinking all the water and taking my vitamins. Great suggestions.

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Melanie January 19, 2018 at 12:53 pm

It’s important to drink water! It’s not as refreshing as a class of cool water on a hot day, but still so important!

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Justine @ Little Dove January 19, 2018 at 1:10 pm

Staying hydrated is so crucial and I agree that it’s not really something most people think about as much in the winter! And a great moisturizer is definitely something I need, especially in the winter!

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Brittney January 19, 2018 at 1:21 pm

Great tips! I have super dry hands, I will have to try this!!

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Aditi Wardhan Singh January 20, 2018 at 7:14 am

With 3 out of 4 of our family sick, these are great tips. I love Lubiderm cream. It’s perfect for winters. Thanks for sharing.

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