Happy Tuesday Loves~
Texas and winter don’t mix very well: it’s either early or really delayed. With winter finally upon us Texans, my skin has been getting crazy dry. I usually experience this when coming home from a trip, but the wind child is killer on my face and hands.
Now that today’s my first day back to school, I will be facing the cold and nature way more than I’ve been. Thankfully, these six products have been saving me from painfully dry skin.
- Sheet Masks
Sheet masks are my number one go to product if my skin is feeling really dehydrated. They’re easy, cheap, and really fun to use. If you’ve read any of my skin care posts, you know how much I rave about these products. Not only do sheet masks hydrate your skin, but they also tighten up your pores and help rejuvenate your skin. I don’t have a favorite brand of sheet masks, yet, but I do like to use Innisfree’s sheet masks.
I recommend that you don’t buy sheet masks from Sephora, Ulta, or even drugstores because they tend to rack up the prices on them. Instead, look for Korean beauty stores, or asian stores.I usually buy my masks from The Face Shop, and if you’re in the Dallas area, there is a store located in Carrollton.
I started using this product, from a friend’s recommendation, when I was having issues with eczema on my face. I must say that this is product is handy and good on the go. Aquaphor is like Vaseline, but it’s texture is more of a salve. Although this product is nice and thick, it was too agitating for my daily usage. I do carry this product at all times just in case I need the extra protection during the day.I purchased my bottle of Aquaphor at CVS for $9.
This product has been a daily must for me for as long as I could remember. I always put a thick layer on my lips before I go to bed and when I wake up. My lips are sensitive, so it helps to have a layer of Vaseline on and let it sit, before any makeup.You can find this product in any drug store or grocery store.
- Queen Helene Cocoa Butter
Colin bought this product for me because he thought my knees, elbows, and heels were way too dry; and, I’ll be honest, I’ve never really got into the habit of putting on lotion after my shower, until a couple years ago. This product is a game changer. It is so smooth, smells good, and makes my skin as soft as a baby’s bottom. Not to mention, it’s perfect for my sensitive face and isn’t too oily because it absorbs well into the skin.Colin found this product on Amazon. He bought 45oz. for $20.
- Vaseline: Intense Care Cocoa Radiant Lotion
Again, Colin introduced this product to me because he and his brother use this every day. This product is creamy and perfect for your entire body. You don’t have to be greedy with this product because a little goes a long way. However, it’s a treat to lather this heavenly product all over yourself after a hot bath or shower.I bought mine at Target for $9.
- Palmer’s Cocoa Butter
A huge thank you to Her Campus National’s for providing me with this product. Palmer’s is perfect for on the go because it soothes and nourishes your hands with little product usage. I keep this product is always in my bag, and it’s saved me from harsh chemicals, hot water, and just rough hands in general. I like to use Palmer’s instead of other scented lotions because it’s made to deeply moisturize my hands. Sometimes, other hand cream products dry my hands even more, instead of doing what I want it to do.You can find this product at CVS for $1.30.
- Burt’s Bees Ultra Conditioning Chapstick
I’ve always been a fan of Burt’s Bees, but I have to say that it’s Ultra Conditioning Chapstick is my new favorite. I use to adore the pomegranate one, but like I said previously, my sensitive lips have prevented me from enjoying that specific product. Burt’s Bees Ultra Conditioning Chapstick is an absolute necessity in your purse and bag. I’ve been using this product for about a month now, and I have no complaints. It has a light scent to it, but nothing too overwhelming for those with more sensitive noses. This product is also an amazing base for my matte lipsticks and lip stains.I bought this product at Target for $4.
What are your favorite skin care products for bracing the cold? If you’ve tried any of these products, I’d love to know what your opinions are too!
I hope you guys enjoyed today’s post, and I hope I’ll be able to keep up with M.A.N. this semester! I wish you the best of luck this semester~ Until next time!
With Love, Joslyn