So while I typically have oily/combo skin for most of the year, in the winter my skin drys out like the Sahara desert. My dad always jokes that he can hear the moisturizer being soaked into my skin! Whether that's a fact or not, it does point out that I need to up the moisture I'm putting into my skin in the colder months. I've found an arsenal of products I like to use to keep my skin conditioned so that my skin doesn't get too loud when I put moisturizer on :D
First up I have started using my Origins Vitazing, and I'm obsessed. I waited until I finished up a few foundations before busting this guy out, and as of right now my only regret is not finishing up those products sooner! This is a great lightweight moisturizer that works well with the other products I'm about to mention. While this isn't an all-star for winter, it's definitely a good team player! Up next I use my beloved Jojoba oil, which I've mentioned on the blog before. I love this mixed in with moisturizer, or even used on its own (a drop will do ya!) I've used this at least once a week for the past year, and that's all I've used up! This is my main moisturizer in the winter, just because it's the most moisturizing oil I've ever found. Jojoba oil is the moisturizing ingredient that is used in most creams and serums on the market, so I figured why not go straight to the source?
My Origins Ginzing Eye cream has been a staple moisturizer for my eyes during the past few days. I love how this moisturized my under eye area AND brightens dark circles (both are problems I have!). This is a great basic cream that I will definitely continue to use throughout the season. A product that I have recently discovered is the Philosophy 27 Wishes. This product is kind of hard to describe: it's a really thick cream that can be used for dry skin patches, sun burn, bug bites . . . basically anything. It smells kind of like Vick's Vapo-rub, but more herbal. I love using this on extremely dry and irritated patches of skin, like my nose after a cold! I also really like using this on any eczema spots that pop up from time to time. I imagine this is product was inspired by Elizabeth Arden's 8 hour cream, just from the uses, but I've never actually tried the Elizabeth Arden, so I can't say for sure. I really like this cream, and while it's not the most glamorous purchase ever, it's definitely a worthwhile one!
And finally, for lip products, I've been loving my Fresh Sugar Lip Balm and the Korres Lip Butter. Both of these are incredibly moisturizing and last a long time on my lips. I find that even though the product may be worn away, my lips still feel hydrated after using these products. I definitely recommend either of these balms to anyone with chapped lips!
So these are my lifesavers during the winter - what are yours?