Normally, I love winter. I LOVE blankets and being snuggly, so cold weather is a huge plus. But I've started volunteering at the Greenville Humane Society, and walking those sweet fuzzbutts in cold, windy weather has wreaked havoc on my skin and hair. Luckily, I've got backup. These hair and skin care products have been keeping me sane, so I thought I'd share.
What skin care products do you swear by in the winter?
Caudalie Divine Oil. I've said it before, but it bears repeating: this stuff rocks. It's a dry oil, so it sinks into your skin quickly, meaning you don't feel greasy like you usually do post-lotion. I feel like it protects your skin better - I have weird eczema or something on my knees, and this has helped clear it right up. Plus, it's lightly scented so if you're running late it can do double-duty as perfume. It's expensive in the U.S. (gahhhh, I miss France...), but it's worth every penny.
L'Occitaine Hand Cream. Another delightful French find. I am very finicky about lotions; I don't like to be slippery and greasy. This is the only hand cream I've found that doesn't annoy the crap out of me. It absorbs quickly and works well, keeping my hands nice and soft. The rose scents are my favorite, but this almond one is a close second.
No. 4 High Performance Hair Care Super Comb Prep & Protect. A couple of weeks ago the high was in the low 40s, and the wind was terrifying. To be extremely frank, my hair was a hot-ass mess when I got home from walking the dogs. It was a tangly, windblown, dried-out disaster. Enter this stuff to the rescue. And even if you're not outside walking precious furries for two hours at a clip, it protects against style and heat damage, too. Plus, it smells good and makes my hair so soft.
Caudalie VinoSource Moisturizing Sorbet. Those French, I tell you. They are on to something when it comes to skin care. This stuff keeps my face soft and hydrated like nothing else. It's very lightweight and water-based, so it's not oily on my skin, but it keeps me from drying out and getting chapped. It's made from grape-based nutrients and stuff (about as far as my scientific knowledge extends), so I know you jokesters will probably have comments about how I even like my wine on my face. Like most French skin care it's a little pricier than what you'd find on the shelves at Target, but it's beyond worth it. I'm hitting the big 32 in a couple of weeks, so it's crucial to keep my skin looking its best. This helps, big-time.
Chapstick Dual-Ended Hydration Lock Moisture and Repair. ChapStick really is the best. A couple of years I got into Eos, and from January through April of 2014, right up until my wedding, my lips were ridiculously chapped. I was blaming it on the weather and everything else, but it turned out it was actually the Eos that was drying my lips out. I received a sample of this ChapStick from Influenster to review, and fell in love. It moisturizes like none other and actually helps prevent chapping. B just bought me three sticks in my stocking for Christmas - that's how much I love it (and also how bad I am at losing things like ChapStick...). This stuff is legit, and it'll keep your lips in good shape until spring rolls around.