How I Keep My Skin Moisturized in the Winter | Beauty and Bits
Winter can be tough on skin, but there are few things you can add to your routine to help.
A few weeks ago, I asked on Instagram what type of content you’d like to see on the blog and a had a few comments about doing a blog post highlighting the best moisturizer to use during the winter months. Along with moisturizer, I have a few more products that you might find helpful.
My skin can be on the oily side (it was more oily a few years ago), but in the winter my skin (& lips!) become very dry. Today, I’m sharing some of my favourite products that help me during these cold winter months.
Moisturizer: FirstAid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream Intense Hydration
I’ve never been a heavy user of moisturizer because I hated the feeling of having a greasy after feeling, especially if I wore makeup. Once I found this moisturizer, it completely changed the game for me. Now I wear moisturizer everyday under my makeup. This moisturizer is formulated with Colloidal Oatmeal, Shea Butter, Ceramide 3 and the FAB Antioxidant Booster and provides immediate relief to my skin.
Eye Cream: OLEHENRIKSEN Banana Bright Eye Crème
I’ve been searching for a moisturizing and brightening eye cream for a while. I have really dark circles under my eyes and one day while viewing products on Sephora, I came across this eye cream. Ever since I’ve started using this, I look refreshed. It has become a staple in my routine. I’ve been using this product for over one year at this point, and it has performed well in many situations.
Lip Balm: Rosebud Perfume Co. – Rosebud Salve in a Tube
To keep my lips moisturized, I’ve been reaching for Smith’s Rosebud Salve Balm. It’s very moisturizing and doesn’t require consistent application, which is great for busy days. It has a great smell and doesn’t leave a waxy residue. Definitely a staple in my makeup kit.
Serum: FirstAid Beauty Ultra Repair Hydrating Serum
I bought this in a special FirstAid Beauty holiday kit this year, and it has become one of my go-to favourites for soft and smooth skin. Not only is this a great product for dryness, but the hyaluronic acid also helps to plump the skin. Another great light weight product that dries down quickly from FirstAid Beauty.
Body Lotion: Nivea Pure & Natural Body Milk
First off, let me say that I do not like body lotion. Similar to my moisturizer, I do not like having a greasy residue on my skin. This lotion absorbs well and hydrates my skin all day – an affordable option that works really well.
Foundation: CoverGirl Vitalist Elixir Foundation
This is a recent find – I apply this with a beauty blender and have found that it leaves a semi-matte finish that doesn’t settle into fine lines. This is great for dry skin and has medium coverage. The only downside is that the shade range is slightly limited.
– If you notice dry air in your home (for me I first notice this when my nose is dry), consider getting a humidifier. A humidifier is designed to put moisture back into the air and help prevent your skin from drying out.
– Drink more water! I’m definitely trying to get better at this because keeping yourself hydrated will definitely help your skin in the long run.
– Exfoliate during the cold months to get rid of dry skin. I didn’t include one on the list today because I am still on the look out. Let me know in the comments below if you have any recommendations.
I hope this has been helpful! Let me know what your winter favourites are in the comments below.
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