- Wake up when it's still dark out
- Trudge through 3 feet of snow on your way to the car/bus stop
- Go to work
- Head home after the sun has set
- Go to sleep at 9pm because it's too darn cold to and dark to stay awake
To cure the winter blahs make sure to get a little exercise each day (I like to dance) and eat bright, mood-enhancing foods like citrus fruit! Make sure to get out on your days off work. Go and see a movie or indulge yourself with a little retail therapy.
To cure your skin of its winter dryness takes a two-pronged attack: exfoliate and moisturize. There are a plethora of scubs for the body like Flake Away but make sure to use a gentler scrub for your delicate facial skin. My favourite right now is Clinique's Exfoliating Scrub.
This scrub is also different because it contains smooth microbeads which gently polish the skin without tearing or scratching. It also has some salicyclic acid which is a great chemical exfoliant. The last point of difference is it's refreshing burst of menthol which makes you feel as though you've just stuck your face into icy-cool water. It's a pretty intense feeling which makes this scrub best for oilier skins. For you dryer-skinned ladies try Clinique's 7-Day Scrub which has a creamier texture and is more comforting.
Clinique's Exfoliating Scrub is $22 and can be found at Sears and The Bay.