I have combination skin, so in the summer my skin is oily, but in the winter my skin is dry, dry, dry. Living in an area that is sometimes brutally cold (as I write this, it is currently -7) and has very dry air does not help my cold weather skin problems at all. So the only ally my skin has is me, and thankfully I have found several products that really make a difference in bringing moisture back to my dried out skin.
My first miracle product is the Lubriderm Intense Skin Repair lotion. The product contains "a blend of skin essential minerals" and is made with hydra release technology. What I like most about this lotion is that it is not greasy or oily. I use this product every day right after I get out of the shower. Another great thing about this lotion is that it moisturizes for up to 24 hours. It also has a nice light fragrance that lingers for several hours after use.
My final lotion product is the L'Occitane Hand Cream. This product is made in France and contains 20% shea butter which really helps to protect, nourish and soften your hands. Importantly, it is made without parabens and Phthalates. This is the perfect size to fit into my purse or school bag. What I love most about this product is the feel, it is extremely creamy and buttery and leaves my hands feeling soft and smooth with no greasy residue. Also, the fragrance is refreshing and the packaging is adorable!
My last two items are my favorite lip products, both of which are made by the company Fresh. The first product is the Sugar Lip Polish which gently exfoliates and provides nourishment to dry lips. This product is also made without parabens and sulfates which is great. The product is made with real brown sugar crystals and smells amazing! I use this product 2-3 times a week and definitely notice it helps to keep my lips from getting dry and cracked. After loving this product, I really want to try out the body polish.
The second product is the Sugar Lip Treatment with SPF 15. I always use this product as a follow-up after I have used my Fresh Lip Polish. Of course that isn't the only time I use it since it makes my lips feel so soft. This lip treatment is not sticky at all and is long-lasting, which are very important to me.
I'd love to hear what your cold weather essentials are!