Today officially marks the first day of winter! With winter weather comes freezing weather and dry skin. I thought that I would put together a list of essentials that I have been using to keep me and my skin hydrated!
First we'll start with the face! that's what I usually start with when i do my routines! In general its good to exfoliate the skin! With the dry weather in the winter time. I like to up my exfoliating game a little! When its warmer out, i usually exfoliate my face with my Derma-E - Purifying Daily Detox Scrub* once a week! Since it colder out I use it twice a week!!
Another Drama-E* product that I follow up with the scrub is their Anti-Wrinkle Renewal Cream*! Actually if you saw on my Instagram earlier this week! Then you might know that I just finished up the jar and picked up a new one!
Since my skin has been extra dry in these cold dry days. I have been applying my Osea - Essential Hydrating Oil* before doing my makeup! I have noticed that it helps to apply my makeup beautifully! With the oil under the foundation! The foundation just glides on so smoothly! Plus it keeps my skin looking dew and fresh all day!
Just like my face needs a good exfoliation during the winter! My body need it to be exfoliated as well! Same with my face, I exfoliate my body twice a week with my Zabana Essentials - Cacao Coconut Body Scrub*! I got a sample of this in one of my Petit Vour Beauty Box*! I enjoyed it so much then that I ended up buying the full size! Although, I can't seem to find this on the Zabana Essentials* website right now. Hopefully it will come back in stock, because this is good stuff!!
Another product that I have been enjoying in the bath for the winter is my Olverum - Bath Oil! This oil is just divine! Its smell so relaxing and warm! When I step out of the bath my skin feels like nothing else! Oh so buttery soft!
To help keep in that hydration and softness! I like to apply these two products! Since my elbow, knees and feet get really, really dry during the summer I like to apply my One Love Organics - Gardenia + Tea Body Serum* to those area! The packaging on this serum is ingenious to get to those ares of the body! Especially the elbows! Plus it smells lovely like Gardenias! I also find that this serum is not heavy on the skin and it absorbs into the skin quite quickly!
To make sure I lock in all that moisture! I like to use a body butter! The one that I am using right now is from Bath & Body Works! This is their Body Butter with Pure Argan Oil! I don't know if they have this one anymore. It may have been a limited edition, but any body butter will do! Even though, I would also recommend The Body Shop - Body Butters! Those are awesome as well!
Ahhh, the hands!! Along with the next section, lips! Have got to be my most constant worry throughout the winter days. So to help to nourish and hydrate my hands I like to use these two products! I've actually gotten both of these in a Petit Vour Box*! See, that's why I love Petit Vour* so much! I get to discover such amazing products for such a great price!!
Right before bed I like to apply my Lauren B. Beauty - Reparative Cuticle Oil*! Then for the rest of my hands I use my Andalou Naturals - Kukui Cocoa Body Butter*. I don't really find this lotion as thick as my Bath & Body Works Body Butter, so I use it on my hands! Plus it's small enough for me to carry around with me through out the day! Awesome protection!!!
Just like I mentioned before, my dry lips are a constant worry in the winter. Thank goodness, I have these two small products that I can carry around and pull out whenever I need them! I like it apply the Niu Body - Pina Colada Sugar Lip Scrub* first to get rid of all that dead, flakey skin on my lips! This stuff is awesome! It works and feels great on the lips! Plus it really dose smell like Pina Colada and it brings me back to summer!! I love it!
Then to follow up I use my Bit Beauty - Agave Lip Mask! This so is amazing! I like to apply this before I go to bed as well! In the morning my lips feel so hydrated and plump! If you are looking for a really, really nourishing lip product! They I really highly recommend you check this out!! They also come in a few different shades! It's a life saver!
This last section may be a little obvious and essential in our every day lives! But recently I have learnt that drinking hot water (not too hot...be careful now!) with a slice of lemon! There are so many benefits of putting lemon into your water! Putting a lemon in warm water is very detoxifying! It adds a lot of antioxidants to the water! Which then helps with inflammation of the joints and skin! Its also great for your digestive system! Just a cup a day and it just might help you looking younger!
That is everything that I have been using to help me survive these freezing days!
What keeps you feeling fresh in the winter?!
I hope you enjoyed!
Have a wonderful day
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