Most people, including myself, have a long-term love-hate relationship with the Winter season. It’s a time to enjoy making special memories with your loved ones during the holidays and spreading lot’s a cheer. Where does the hate come in you ask? That would be the horrible changes in our skin due to the cold weather conditions.
But no worry’s. There are many products out there that can help us keep our skin on #fleek during the cold winter months. From body wash to exfoliate, here’s some of the products I use in the winter to keep my skin on fleek.
What It Does: Get intense moisturization with the fusion of a rich body wash ribbon and a ribbon of advanced moisturizing Ingredients. Soothe and nourish dry skin, while improving the look of skin in just 5 days.
I first used this in a bar form when I was in college try to bare with both a cold winter and Washington DC’s very hard drying water and fell in love. When I found it in a body wash I feel in love all over again!
What It Does: Dove Winter Care Body Wash with NutriumMoisture is formulated to care for winter skin and protect from dryness with our gentlest cleansers and a rich lather.
I was first introduced to Kiehl’s by a coworker who swears by their moisturizer and body butter (described later in this article) and fell in love with how great it made my skin look and feel. That same feeling is available in a rich body washing cream.
What It Does: Soothes and pampers dry and sensitive skin; Unique, skin-soothing ingredients derived from nature help maintain skin’s moisture balance; Silky, creamy formula is non-drying and lathers instantly in the bath or shower for a wonderfully indulgent bathing experience
The first thing that you’ll notice is how awesome it smells. If you’re into very fresh smelling scents like myself, you’ll love this. Aside from smelling awesome, it does leave you feeling nice and clean without drying out your skin.
What It Does:Shea Moisture’s Olive & Green Tea Body Wash cleanses, deeply moisturizes and repairs dry skin. Helps prevent early signs of aging.
• Made with natural and certified organic ingredients.
• Olive Oil has a high content of healing Vitamin E and fatty acids which help to hydrate, repair and heal skin.
• Green Tea contains powerful antioxidants that protect skin from free radical damage.
• Avocado is rich in Vitamins A, D and E, Lecithin and Potassium, which help nourish skin.
One day while enjoying a little impulse shopping on my lunch break, I picked up some exfoliation gloves and I must say that was an impulse buy that was not made in vain! I was amazed at how the gloves scraped all of the gunk and flakes off of my body. Don’t be alarmed if you see something in your shower water that you’ve never seen before. Your cleansing has just been elevated.
What It Does: These Exfoliating Bath Gloves increase the lather of your body wash and whisk away dead skin cells.
• Remove dead skin cells
• Increase the lather of your body wash
• Leave skin feeling softer and smoother
• Perfect partner with Shower Gel
Lush Rub Rub Rub Shower Gel
We always stress the need of exfoliating the skin on our face while neglecting the rest of our body. The harsh winter weather can leave our skin dry and scaly. We really need to get in the habit or scrubbing the scales away before applying moisturizers over layers and layers of dead skin cells.
What It Does: “…For one, it’s so thick we put it into a tub for handy scooping in the shower. Secondly, it’s a bright blue, supremely softening, exfoliating sea salt shower scrub to revive your skin. Sea salt is extra cleansing, mineral-rich and softening for the body; you can even use it as a shampoo in a pinch!”
The body cream can carry a not so attractive price tag but you should treat yourself not cheat yourself right? This moisturizer leaves me feeling like a radiant goddess even in the middle of a winter snow blizzard.
What It Does: Enriched with the finest skin-nurturing ingredients known to Kiehl’s for a rich, elegant skin texture. Leaves skin soft, smooth and beautifully moisturized. A customer favorite.
Nivea Moisture Body Lotion
What It Does: Original Moisture body lotion is enriched with natural conditioners; its unique formula provides a protective barrier against moisture loss to help skin maintain its natural moisture balance.
• Boosts skin’s moisture level
• Maximizes moisture retention
• Leaves skin soft and supple
Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream
A friend of mine spent the weekend at my house and me being the product junky that I am, of course tried it out of curiosity. Let’s just say, that friend never saw this rich creamy cream ever again. Rule #1: Don’t leave your products around me, true player…forreal.
What It Does: Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream contains a superior system of extra-strength emollients and humectants clinically proven to bind water to the skin and prevent moisture loss. The result is long-lasting relief for even severely dry skin. The non-greasy formula is excellent for hands, feet, elbows, knees, and any other areas that require intensive moisturization.
Clinique Deep Comfort Body Butter
I can’t stress how much I love body butter, especially one that does what it’s supposed to do. Clinique has been my go to brand for a lot of things skincare for years but only more recently did I begin to fall in love with their body care products; particularly this body butter.
What It Does: Luxurious, butter-rich body cream penetrates dryness-prone skin, delivering a new kind of softness to elbows, knees, heels. So silky, skin drinks it up instantly, stays soothed and comforted all day.
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What It Does: A humidifier, regardless of type, releases water vapor into a space to increase the amount of humidity in the air. Humidifiers can help to alleviate dry skin, chapped lips, nosebleeds and cold-weather conditions.
What have been some of your Holy Grail winter skin care products?