Supple Skin Winter
This is about to be a lengthy out, but a good one! This is your complete guide to beat the winter blues. Here you are, a complete list of products that will save your life this season.
HERBIVORE Coco Rose Coconut Oil Body $36
I really love this brand, from the packaging to the product this is a simple exfoliator that smells so good. Most Herbivore products are made with coconut so they are hydrating, even though this is an exfoliant it has the oil in it so it doesn't leave your body feeling stripped. If you like this you should also try their coconut soak.
Barlean's Organic Virgin Coconut Oil $20
This is the brand I currently use, but I'm not committed to any certain brand. If you aren't a fan of the coconut smell, Trader Joe's has a Coconut Oil that is triple filtered so it is unscented and spreads like butter. I use coconut oil is a pre-moisturizer by applying it right after the shower before I dry off at all. Once I'm drenched in coconut oil I dry off and apply moisturizer if I need it.
Palmers Cocoa Butter Formula® Moisturizing Body Lotion $5
I personally am not a fan of lotion but if I need it this is one of the best ones I've tried. I don't like a lotion with fragrance so this is perfect because it has pretty good ingredients for a lotion. With shea butter and vitamin E its heavy hydrating for your skin.
Fresh Sugar Lip Polish $24
This is a lip scrub that has sugar crystals that exfoliate your lips perfectly but it is a little messy so I would start with this step. It leaves a light oil behind to insure your its aren't stripped of moisture even right after exfoliating.
BITE Beauty Agave Lip Mask $26
Thanks to this beauty Brittaney Elise I found this product. I like the KNC Lip Masks, but to me this one is much easier to throw on so I use it more often. It is a thick hydrator that keeps moisture in your lips and will wake you up with super soft lips.
Drunk Elephant Beste No. 9 Jelly Cleanser $38
Starting with a cleaned face, this one is similar to Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser which I've been using for years, a winter staple. It is a super gentle/non-stripping cleanser that even takes off your mascara if you need it to. A lot of cleansers are stripping and not ideal for winter skin. This is their newest formula, it was released this fall but they updated the formula just last month so if you've tried the old formula (which is still in all beauty sets) try the No. 9 instead. The main difference between their old formula is (similar to Glossier) the formula will not burn if it falls into your eyes.
Foreo Luna Play Mini $39
I switch from the Clarisonic to this Luna mini in the winter because I feel like its more gentle to my skin. It's also a lot easier to travel with!
First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Pads $30
With the gentle cleanser being said, it is crucial to exfoliate through the winter. I have been using these lately by First Aid Beauty and really love them. They are a chemical exfoliant which just evens out the surface of your skin and is not harsh enough to leave your skin stripped. It is a perfect exfoliator and toner mixed, and you don't need to even rinse it off afterward, making it super easy to use.
Embrylisse Concentrated Lait Cream $27
When I first tried this I was blown away, it melts into your skin then leaves your skin feeling super moisturized but like nothing is on your skin. It is the weirdest but most amazing feeling. Its so amazing because if you were to go outside in the cold your moisturizer would act as a liquid and make you freezing, whereas with this is instantly melts into your skin and the only thing you can feel when you touch your face is supple skin. I think this is how all moisturizers are supposed to work, but this is new to me.
DR. JART+Water Fuse Hydro Sleep Mask $48
This is a magic formula--it is a gel like serum that feels really light and soaks into your skin quickly for an overnight mask. There is no downside to that as an overnight mask either because in the morning, your skin feels freshly moisturized like you just got a facial and the benefit is if you have a couple hours you can throw this on during the day.
Hope this helps, to me being exfoliated and moisturized is the best feeling in the world and I need that feeling all the time.