Q: When the weather turns cold, runners battle dryness from head to toe (and in surprising places--even scalp, cheeks, lips, under the ears, armpits, shin and feet). What are some of the skin risks of running in the colder months?

A: Incorporating running into your workout routine is a great way to stay in shape. Running provides a wide range of health benefits, but if you’re an outdoor runner, the winter air can be very harsh on your skin. If you live in an area where the temperature during the winter often drops below 32 degrees Fahrenheit, your skin can be very vulnerable to frostbite. If treadmills during the winter definitely aren’t for you, the next best thing is to make sure that you moisturize your skin well before you head out for your run. Our Rejuvenating Day Cream and Retexturizing Body Butter can help your skin beat the cold.

Also, if you find yourself having cracked lips during runs, try our Revitalizing Eye cream! It may sound strange, but the proprietary and active ingredient Aquabeautine XL® only dissolves the dead skin cells while allowing living cells to thrive and flourish. You can read more about it here.