Earlier this week, we experienced exceptionally warm weather for a Chicago winter, but we were back to cold, cold weather today. I thought it would be timely to share some of my winter skincare favorites. Origins Make a Difference Plus+ Rejuvenating Moisturizer is a product I picked up during the Sephora VIB sale. I have to say that this moisturizer is really keeping my skin hydrated - not just on the surface, but it just feels GOOD.
I discovered La Mer the Lip Balm towards the tail end of last winter, and let me tell you, it continues to be a HUGE part of my life. I'm obsessed. My perpetually flaky dry lips feel plump and normal and even have better color. As long as I use this regularly, my lips are in good shape. They aren't pretty when I forget to use this for a day or two!
Everyone needs a good hand cream in the winter as well, and this year I dug up this cheerful cream from Bath & Body Works. It's the Look Ma, New Hands! cream from there True Blue Spa line, and it has gotten my hands through many a winter since high school. While I've branched out and purchased Kiehl's Ultimate Strength Hand Salve, which from my limited experience of it is quite wonderful, I still like this cheerfully packaged, lightly citrus scented hand cream.
In the next installment, I'll be sure to show you the two products that are keeping my boyfriend and I eczema and itch-free each winter - a few favorites from First Aid Beauty! What are your must have winter skin items? I'd love to know! I'm always on the lookout for something that makes winter a little easier to bear! :)