You may remember a few weeks ago that I did a quick vlog and post about my typical skincare routine. Well, since then, I’ve discovered a few more favorites that I really would love to share with ya’ll, especially since the weather is getting colder, and my skin is getting drier. I get all giddy about the cold weather because I adore the holidays, Snuggies and hot chocolate, but my winter-gasm becomes a total buzzkill when I think about dry skin. I don’t about you, but flakes just aren’t cute unless they’re falling from the sky.
So, here’s an overview of my favorite winterizing skin tips and tricks, plus a few of my go-to goodies and new found favorites so you can stay silky smooth and comfy in your own skin this winter.
From the inside out:
What goes into your body is just – maybe even more – important than what you slather on the outside. It’s super important to stay hydrated, which I’m sure you hear endlessly and probably want to punch the next person who tells you to drink more water – but it’s true. My personal favorite way to hydrate myself during the arctic weather? Hot tea! I’m loving peppermint right now! Hot chocolate totally counts too 😉
Healthy fats! I can’t say enough about healthy fats, I could go on for days, but I’ll spare my sanity (and yours) and just say that your body needs healthy fats to retain supple skin, hair and support your organs. Google it if you have problems believing the healthy fat truth. Some of my favorites? Nut butters, coconut oil and fish (omega 3’s baby!)
Fruits and veggies! Fruits and veggies can also count as hydration. In fact, you should be getting a good amount of your water intake from these sources. Mama told you to eat your brussel sprouts and bananas for a reason – they provide a ridiculous amount of vitamins and minerals that skin thrives off of. I’ll try not to be too obvious here, but fruits & veggies are necessary to flush out your system as well, a “detox” if you will. Fiber in these foods are responsible for carrying all the nastiness out of your digestive system. Mmm that’s appetizing.
From the outside in:
Here are just a few of my current go-to products and a small overview of them. First up: for the face, I absolutely love Biore’s moisturizer – it’s super gentle, smells really fresh and will not clog your pores. It’s important to find a moisturizer for your face that’s gentle and non-comodogenic, especially if you have sensitive or problem-prone skin. Cold weather can be harsh on your skin, so you want a moisturizer that really does it’s job – this also absorbs quickly, allowing for reapplication if needed. It’s a great base before applying makeup as well, and won’t make you greasy.
I’ve also been loving The Body Shop’s Vitamin E Creme. I use this under my eyes and in any dry spots I might get. I use this at night after I wash my face. I wake up to smoother skin, and although it’s a bit greasy after application, I do find that when I wake up most, if not all of my dry spots are gone; it’s super gentle as well and has not cause me to breakout.
Lastly for the face – Burt’s Bees lip shimmer in fig! I’ll be honest here – the shade is the only thing that really attracted me to this at first, and the fact that I prettymuch collect Burt’s Bees products. When I first started using these lip shimmers, I noticed that they’re both moisturizing and provide a gorgeous shade of color on my lips – score!
Everyone loves soft hands, right? I think it’s the best feeling in the world to pop on a pair of cozy mittens, especially when I know that when I pop them back off, my hands won’t feel like tree bark. My favorite hand creme is a new-found love…Burt’s Bees (who would’ve guessed?) Baby Bee Creme. I am madly in love with the scent, texture and ingredients in this produt. It smells like a dream, that’s really the only way I can describe the scent 🙂 It’s magical, try it for yourself and believe it.
I always find myself browsing the aisles of the beauty section in Whole Foods looking for the biggest vat of lotion I can find – and this is by far the favorite of the bunch I’ve hauled into my shopping cart, plus, everytime I pick it up I feel like I get a good workout (and it’s a super good deal for such a large bottle!) This Shea Butter moisturizer is fair trade, all natural and absorbs quickly into my skin so I don’t feel like I’m walking around in a wetsuit after I get dressed in a hurry. I know ya’ll know what I’m talking about – some lotions take hours to absorb – I’d rather not have lotion just hanging out on my skin, I want it to work, dammit! This stuff is sure to please.
Last but certainly not least, Bioton supplements! I take 3-4 of these with dinner everyday, or whenever I remember (it is best to take vitamins with meals, though) B-vitamins, specifically this one, are great for your skin, hair and nails (totally ripped that line from the label on the bottle).
What are some of your go-to skin products?
What’s your winter weather loathe?
Peace and love!