Along with the flurries and the wind, the rain and the shoveling, comes dry skin. You might be one of those who barely notices the difference. Or you might be a sufferer of a seriously dry, flaky skin. Either way, you really should prepare yourself. Not only to reduce the uncomfortable feeling and look of your skin during those dark months, but as further prevention against visible signs of aging. Every day your skin goes around drier than it should be increases the chance of a fine line or wrinkle that can't easily be removed. Sucks, but it's true.
Protect your skin this winter with six products that contain the right ingredients to infuse your skin with the extra moisture it needs. Without further ado here's the must-have winter skincare list for 2014.
The Right Start
This body wash hydrates, removes grime and also induces collagen creation.
Naturopathica Sweet Lupine Makeup Remover & Cleansing Cream, $38.00 at Naturopathica.
Gentle exfoliation of your bod will help creams and moisturizers sink in that much better, so it's worth it to wash up with something like this. It comes in multiple scents and check out the price — nice!
Sephora Collection Smoothing Body Scrub, $10 at Sephora.
Brighten Up and Hydrate
Massage this into your skin right out of the shower, asap. It carries an important ingredient (hyaluronic acid) that helps skin retain moisture, which is so necessary in winter. It also brightens skin from that dull, gray, winter pallor.
Cane + Austin Retexturizing Cream, $80 at Beauty.com.
You can't forget about your lips! Tons of sexy balms are on the market. Do yourself a favor, keep it real and classic with Carmex. Works like a charm and has the repairing ingredients that keep your kisser soft.
Carmex Moisturizing Lip Balm SPF 15, $1.50 at Walgreens.
Keep this one at your desk and spray it on when your face feels tight — that office heater can be brutal. Don't worry, your makeup is safe and this mist is winter-ready with a yummy cookie scent.
Carol's Daughter Almond Cookie Dry Oil Mist, $21 at Sephora.
The name of this product pretty much sums it up. No one likes to play footsie with feet that feel like they belong to a dinosaur. Prone to damage and dry skin, put this on your heels before bed.
Origins Reinventing the Heel, $23.50 at Origins.