January 9th, 2013

winterskin

Beauty Fix: Combatting Winter Skin

winterskin

I don’t know about you, but this time of year is when my skin becomes itchy, dry, and just plain difficult.  Despite my best moisturizing efforts, I still wind up with skin that feels dry and tight.

There are a few tricks I’ve learned to help make this season a bit easier on my skin.  First of all, as tempted as I may be to take a scorching hot shower, I try to keep the water lukewarm.  Secondly, I use a creamy body wash… absolutely love this one.  Lastly, exfoliating is absolutely critical.  I use my Clarisonic every other day on my face (my skin is really sensitive and can’t handle any more than that) and I use this scrub a few times a week.  Both get the job done incredibly well.

Lastly, I rely on a great body cream.  Here are a handful of my favorites.

Fresh Seaberry Restorative Body Cream // Caudalie Vine Body Butter // Plain Old Coconut Oil  // Burt’s Bees Chapstick (I have one in every purse, one at each desk, one  in my nightstand… pretty much everywhere.) // Smith’s Rosebud Salve //  Weleda Pomegranate Regenerating Body Lotion // Earth tu Face Skin Stick (new favorite!) // MoroccanOil Intense Hydrating Treatment  (a thick, creamy oil – like Vaseline but much fancier.)

14 Responses to Beauty Fix: Combatting Winter Skin

  1. Christin January 9, 2013 at 3:50 pm #

    love coconut oil.

  2. M. (Faded M Style) January 9, 2013 at 5:35 pm #

    I love Smith’s Rosebud Salve! Love that it comes in a tube these days too although you can’t beat the adorable tin! xo
    Best, M.

  3. Staci January 9, 2013 at 5:46 pm #

    I bought coconut oil on my honeymoon from Tahiti and still havent used it, I should try it out!!

  4. Elizabeth // The Now January 9, 2013 at 6:21 pm #

    I always use Aquaphor when it’s cold but I’m almost out. Maybe I should try that stick and the Moroccan Oil Lotion!! Great picks xoxo

  5. Lindsay // Belle Belle Beauty January 9, 2013 at 6:40 pm #

    That Seaberry lotion is so fabulous. Love the smell and amazing hydration without being too heavy.

  6. Ashley January 9, 2013 at 6:43 pm #

    I have this issue too. I, however, don’t like the smell of coconut so I only use that on my hair. That way I can wash it out after an hour or so. I use aquaphor for everything else :)

    xo Ashley
    luckylittlebird.blogspot.com

  7. Rachel January 9, 2013 at 7:06 pm #

    Rosebud salve works on so many body parts! (didn’t mean for that to sound…odd)

  8. Allyssa January 9, 2013 at 7:30 pm #

    I think I need to try some of these products! I have dry skin year round and nothing seems to help! I do use and love the Burt’s Bee lip balm. I stash them everywhere too!

  9. Chelsea January 9, 2013 at 8:26 pm #

    I’ve been looking for a new body lotion and I think I might just have to check out the Fresh brand (I’m a devotee of their Sugar lip balm)!

    Chelsea
    Haute Child in the City

  10. elle // wonderfelle world January 9, 2013 at 9:36 pm #

    I don’t know why I haven’t purchased coconut oil already – everyone says its so good! I’m also a rosebud salve addict and love everything Fresh I’ve tried so that lotion is going on my list!

  11. aiyana January 9, 2013 at 10:21 pm #

    oooh i would love to try that multipurpose moisture stick!
    i posted my skin tips here, i am a lotion-aholic
    http://citystylecountrysmile.com/2012/12/04/sos-save-our-skin/

  12. Casie January 10, 2013 at 7:29 am #

    Ahhh! This is actually the first winter I’m noticing “winter skin” and… ew. I so need to try a few of these!

  13. Alyssa January 10, 2013 at 9:53 am #

    Rosebud salve is a must for me–besides lips, it also saves my cuticles from certain death every day. I really have to get around to trying coconut oil–everyone raves about it!

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