With power outages in New York (still) and temperatures continuing to drop, my winter skin staples have made an appearance sooner than expected. Switching from the cold to hover over space heaters and fireplaces can wreck your skin. Here are some of my all-time favorite products, along with some new ones that I use to cure that noticeable, uncomfortable, tight-feeling skin.
RMS Coconut Oil – This is a newer item that I am currently loving. Coconut oil is incredible at removing makeup while not depleting your skin of its natural oils. It moisturizes as it melts away even the toughest of makeup. I leave this on for the duration of the shower then lightly wipe away remaining makeup using a muslin cloth. I do a second cleanse with my Clarisonic and a non-foaming cleanser free of any harsh sulfates.
Origins Mega-Mushroom Skin Relief Mask
– I have mentioned this mask before (here).
I use this product year-round for various skin concerns. While it doesn’t smell the greatest it is wonderful at replenishing dehydrated skin. I apply this mask and then tissue off any excess and wear it to bed. It’s instantly soothes and hydrates dry, itchy skin. It’s also great for those with red, reactive skin types.
Weleda Skin Food – This natural skin moisturizer is the ultimate. Skin Food is a long-time skin care favorite and I have yet to meet a person that hasn’t raved about its benefits. It’s chock-full of healthy and natural ingredients including Calendula, pansy extract, and chamomile. The cream is an incredible salve consistency that smells a bit like diaper-rash cream in the best possible way. You can apply it to hands and cover with cotton gloves overnight for a treatment. This one is addicting.
RMS Lip and Skin Balm – Also new to me and quick to become a favorite is this Multi-purpose balm from RMS. This vanilla-scented balm has not left my sight since I first got it. I use it on my lips, cuticles, and anywhere else that needs some extra moisture. I have even found myself applying it to cheekbones to provide a healthy glow. I love it for its natural ingredients and for its long-lasting benefits.
What are some of your Winter Skin Favorite’s?