Beauty Fix: Combatting Winter Skin

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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.)

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  1. Christin says 1.9.13

    love coconut oil.

  2. M. (Faded M Style) says 1.9.13

    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 says 1.9.13

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

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

  6. Ashley says 1.9.13

    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 says 1.9.13

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

  8. Allyssa says 1.9.13

    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 says 1.9.13

    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. 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 says 1.9.13

    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 says 1.10.13

    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 says 1.10.13

    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!