SKIN CARE OBSESSIONS: Cold Weather Care
Now that the weather has officially cooled off and it is starting to feel like winter, it is more important than ever that you care for your skin to keep it hydrated. While you may have a few favorite face products to keep your skin looking vibrant and dewy (another post on this later), your hands and the rest of you need a little love in these trying times as well. When it is windy and cold, there are a few products I consistently turn to so that my skin (and lips) stay healthy and supple. It might read like a Kiehl's advertisement, but these are absolutely the best products that I have found for cold weather care.
Kiehl's Ultimate Strength Hand Salve
I was originally gifted this amazing product last year for Christmas and it has been an absolutely life saver for the past year. It is typically a little heavy for me in the summer but when the weather is cooler, it keeps my hands incredibly well hydrated. The 2.5 oz size is also perfect to carry in your hand bag so that you always have it when you need it.
It is also available in a large size if you wanted to keep it in your desk or at home so that it is always available. Just use a small amount every time you are feeling a little dry or every time you go outside (it really helps to prevent your hands from cracking). I especially love it because I never wear gloves so my skin is always incredibly dry but this works like charm.
Kiehl's Lip Balm #1
This was actually recommended to me by a coworker when I was complaining that my red lip stain (an autumn/winter staple of my beauty routine) was causing my lips to flake. Usually, I wear the Mac Prep and Prime underneath it but I had ran out that day and needed a solution so that my peeling lip would not drive me insane.
This is a small tube and only $7 but it is amazing at hydrating dry and flaking lips. As with most lip balms, it is easy and convenient to carry in a purse and it works wonders.
La Roche-Posay Lipikar Lait
This is actually a body milk that we have feature before on the blog here. La Roche-Posay is certainly one of my favorite French drug store finds and it is a product I continue to purchase again and again. It is hydrating for your skin but never feels heavy. You can check out our previous post on all of things I love about and where to purchase it!
Bumble and Bumble Pre Shampoo Mask
My hair is incredibly dry in the fall and winter, to the point where the static is unbearable. One day when I found this amazing little product and I have never looked back. We do masks for out face, so why not do one for our hair to keep it looking luscious? This mask is easy to use. Typically, I use it one to two times per week by melting a small amount in my hands and running it through my hair, focusing on the ends. I wait 15 minutes and then shower using my normal products. Voilà!
These are just a few of the products that we love for the cold weather care. Many more will follow in the coming months but these are ideal to ensure healthy skin and hair while the weather continues to change!