I don’t know about y’all, but my body goes completely bonkers in the winter time. The harsh winds, cold temps, and heavy clothing just do a number on my skin, hair, and health. So I though I would share some of the items I consider necessities for this time of year!
1.) L I P C A R E
My lips are usually the first to go on the winter war path. In the past years, I’ve learned out to maintain this sensitive area before the damage is done. The first step is to use a lip scrub. This removes the dead flaky skin and create soft lips. I usually like to sleep with Neosporin on my lips to really make sure they stay healthy and healed. For the daily dose of soothing, I turn to my trusty Carmex to keep my lips safe from the cold air!
Neosporin, VS Lip Scrub, and Carmex!
2.) H A I R C A R E
I don’t have as much trouble with my hair, but the obvious is just dryness. Wether it’s my scalp or my tresses, it’s definitely annoying. This year my go to products have been:
Lush Superbalm, VS Hair Serum, and Clear Shampoo/Conditioner.
3.) F A C E C A R E
Now I don’t suffer from acne or anything (I’m really lucking when it comes to that) but my face does tend to dry waaayyy out due to all the harsh winds this time of year. And unfortunately for me, I can’t use any heavy creams that could probably fix this problem in a heartbeat because they are the one thing that will actually make me break out. So I went on the hunt for some products that were strong enough for the Virginia winds but gentle enough for my skin! St. Ives is the perfect scrub with the teeny tine micro beads that aren’t too rough for my skin, but gets the job done! You all know how I feel about the Josie Maran + Mario Badescu products so it’s no surprise that they are on the list!
St. Ives Green Tea Scrub, Josie Maran Argon Oil, and Mario Badescu Complex Moisturizer
4.) B O D Y C A R E
Lastly, is body care. This requires prep before the moisturizer. Warms showers to fight the cold can dry out your skin, so what you use in the shower is critical! I love the venus razors with the extra Olay Strip to give that extra moisture base. The Lush Ocean Salt helps to scrub away dirt and dead skin leaving skin soft. My favorite step is the Neosporin Daily Cream! I love Neosporin products because the are made for healing and I believe it just make my skin look it’s absolute best!
Venus + Olay Razors, Lush Ocean Salt, and Neosporin Daily Moisturizing Cream