This time last year, the country (well, part of it) was taken over by something we’d all love to forget: The Polar Vortex. Ooph. What a winter it was. The winter where I actually swapped out iced coffee for hot (I don’t usually do this) because I could no longer feel my fingers, where I bought my first down parka (yes seriously – I’d been holding out), where I wore leggings under my jeans, and actually moaned about my ten minute commute (who does that!?) Oh, and the winter where my skin hardened + fell off. Ah.. memories.
Lucky for us, this year, there’s a new brand of skincare in town, and it’s amazing. Meet Skinfix. While it can’t carry your iced coffee or warm your toes, it will make a noticeable difference in your skincare routine.
There are three products in the line. Since getting home from Cape Cod, I have been using them religiously and my skin is already noticeably softer. But let’s be honest… this is preventative as come mid-January, it’s going to get cold.
- First, there’s the Daily Lotion. I slather this on all over my body every morning after showering and love it. It’s luxurious + silky, but also designed specifically for eczema prone skin (free of irritants and fragrance) and packed with sunflower, jojoba, and grape seed oils. I love it because it’s lightweight and not-greasy, but still super hydrating.
- Then, there’s the Body Repair Balm. The balm is the bomb. My skin has always been prone to little rough patches. Besides the usual suspects (knees, heels, elbows) I’ll get rough patches on my cheeks when it gets really cold (making me a real boy magnet!) and in weird places like the waistband of my jeans. This goes anywhere that’s extra dry, red, or itchy and provides instant relief.
- And lastly, there’s the hand cream. I’ve had to train myself, but now I carry my hand cream everywhere. I love that this tube is small enough to fit into my little crossbody bag so that I never forget it. My hands took a beating last year, this will save them this year!
photos of me by Lydia Hudgens, other photos taken by me.