My skin has been misbehaving due to the change of weather and the few new facial products I have bravely tried, but now it is under control much thanks to these simple goodies.
1. Avene Thermal Spring Water
This has been my staple for many years.
I love thermal spring water spray in general, but I like this one the best.
I use it as toner in the morning right before I put on the serum followed by the sunscreen of choice.
Funny thing is that I get used to this after a while and it feels like the spray is not doing anything special, but I feel the difference whenever I go off of this!
This also doubles as a calming agent for me especially after epilating.
2. CeraVe Moisturizing Cream
My favorite basic moisturizer along the lotion version!
It is very rich and mild, perfect to use all over the body (even on face).
These tubes are more expensive compared to the tubs, but I stock up on the tubes whenever they go on sale since they make beautiful hand cream as well.
If you have dry sensitive skin, give this cream and lotion from CeraVe. They are better than Cetaphil, in my opinion.
3. Pure Argan Oil
I bought this to use on my face, but sadly it did not work very well for me.
It feels very light and absorbs fast, but it was not moisturizing enough and more importantly, I did not see any positive change in my face after 2 weeks of use.
However, this gives extra boosts when mixed with my light body lotion.
I usually switch to rich body cream in winter although I prefer how the lotion feels on, but I am still using the same light lotion on my body thanks to this oil.
This Eden Allure brand argan oil is deodorized, so it does not have the usually nutty scent, which is great!
4. Smith's Rosebud Salve
Ah, another old time mate!
I cannot live without this. I don't know how many tins I went through.
I have tried other flavors, but I still find myself coming back to the original.
I always keep this on my nightstand and put it on right before I go to sleep.
Moisturized full lips in the morning guaranteed.
(I use this in between lip swatchings as well. ;p)
5. Bio oil
This was another facial oil that did not do anything for my face.
Plus, the cheap musk scent is a bit too much for me to stomach. I mean, I love musk in general, but not so much in my facial products.
This, however, works as great cuticle oil for me.
I keep this in a mini Seche Vite bottle (completely cleaned), and brush this over my cuticles and wait a bit, then gently push them back.
It is very nourishing and gentle. Thanks to this method, I have very little cuticles to worry about.
I guess any oil would work for that purpose. This oil feels just right in consistency, though.
I think drinking lots of water, using humidifier and wearing gloves are even more important to save our winter skin.
For me, keeping things simple and basic seems to save a lot of trouble as well.
How do you take care of your skin in winter time?
Any remedies for dry irritated skin?
Please feel free to share with me. ;)