I know by the end of summer I’m so excited to feel the chill of fall, only to be disappointed by the cold of winter (after the first snow of course), and then be so eager to feel the heat of summer yet again. So here we are, in the dead of winter, dreading the dropping temperatures, and wondering how we can stay home all day curled up in a cozy blanket, hibernate, and wait it out for spring. I don’t work from home, or call it quits and Netflix binge all day, so when I have to brave it outside and feel the cold temperatures, I make sure I’m prepared.
Every December I usually switch over some of my skincare products, change out my clothes, or at least make sure I have certain items on hand to prepare myself for winter. This year I thought I’d share some of my favorites when it comes to skincare, since that’s one thing I’m always concerned with protecting.
Keep on reading to find out what I’m loving lately…
I can not get enough of this. To be honest, I usually use this year round as a facial moisturizer, because I have such dry skin, but in the winter I especially love it because it keeps my skin feeling fresh and moisturized all day long. It’s safe for sensitive skin, doesn’t break me out, and won’t clog your pores – all wins in my book!
This mask is a lifesaver. When I’m feeling extra dry, or my face has been exposed to some wind, this really helps hydrate my skin, soothe out any problems, and get my face feeling fresh for the next day. I just love that when I wake up the next morning, I literally feel like I have to wash it off, it’s still on my face and hasn’t dried up or rubbed off completely.
I’ll keep this one short, because if you’ve been following my blog for a bit, you know I love this cleanser… see my post ALL about it here. But if you haven’t been following, and just want a quick description, this cleanser is so gentle on the skin, it doesn’t irritate my sensitivities or rosacea, it leaves a little bit of moisture behind, but it does a heck of a job cleaning my makeup and dirt/oil off. I love this cleanser, and I especially love it in the winter because it doesn’t strip my face or make the irritations from the cold/wind worse. (Sorry, I didn’t keep that short – there’s too many good things to say!)
I have really sensitive skin, so when my eczema flares up, it’s no joke. A few years ago I had tried every cream, and finally stumbled upon this one at a drugstore. Besides the First Aid Beauty Cream, this is my absolute favorite for rough patches on my skin. I literally feel all day hydration, and although it’s not an anti-itch cream, it really helps because it’s so hydrating. I definitely recommend this if you have really dry skin, or even issues with eczema.
This little guy is just a fancy lip balm that delivers the perfect amount of color and shine to your pout. I never feel the need to put on a lipstick, or gloss, this just does the job for me. It’s really hydrating, lasts a good amount of time, and always looks nice. Mine is in the color Heaping Hazelnut, which is a nice sheer nude.
Who needs the summer sun when you can fake your tan? That’s a joke, I obviously miss and need the summer sun, but in the mean time, I like to give my skin a sun kissed glow occasionally, and this self-tanner is the most natural looking one I have found so far. I use the color Medium, since my skin is so fair and I don’t want to look unnaturally tan in the middle of winter. I’m almost out of my Deluxe Bronzing Mousse, which takes about 6 hours to develop, and can’t wait to try their 2 Hr Express Self Tanning Mousse.
I could think of so many other helpful scrubs, moisturizers, and masks that are good for many uses, but time after time these are the products I always return to and they never let me down. Does anyone else have favorite skincare products specifically for the cold, dry weather of winter? I love trying new things, so let me know down below!
Until next time,
***I just wanted to state that I’ve purchased all of these products on my own, these are my honest opinions, and any links on this page will re-direct you to where I purchased my products, they are not affiliate links. Also, I have both rosacea and eczema, and these are products that I have found that work for me. Even though I have experience with skincare, I am not a doctor, and you should seek medical advice if you have personal concerns.