My Recommendations for Dry Winter Skin – part 2

We had a major snow storm the other day. This was hopefully the last shot of winter we’ll be having for the season, although that’s probably a lot to ask. 

I think I actually prefer the winters in Michigan. Instead of getting a few storms that dump three feet on the town, we got a few inches every day. It just didn’t seem as bad, except for winter lasting through mid April and not seeing the sun for 9 months. Okay, they both have their ups and downs.

Southeastern Pennsylvania winter has its days numbered by now, so I’m getting ready to retire my winter body care routine for something more spring appropriate. But this one’s for those with a couple more months of winter left.
Remember this picture? 

Well we’re going to focus on this half.

This is what helped me the most with dry itchy skin this winter, hands down. Tree Hut Body Butter is not only effective, but very affordable. I paid $5 for this tub at Wal-Mart. A little truly goes a long way, and this will last at least a couple months. Plus is smells soooo good.

If my skin or hair needs a little extra help, I turn to this dry oil. Nuxe has really seemed to nail it when it comes to moisturizing. The best thing about dry oils is that they don’t give you that greasy film if you use it on dry skin, and it absorbs pretty quickly. Fair warning though, this does have a strong floral scent. It’s best to get your hands on a sample or try it in the store because if you don’t like the scent, you’re going to hate this product. On the plus side, it can stand in for your fragrance/perfume!

My lips really struggle in the winter time between the general dry, cold air and mouth breathing due to colds and congestion. I use Hanalei’s lip scrub at least once a week. You don’t need much at all of this sugary delight. It doesn’t taste bad either. I quickly follow that up with a lip balm. I use this one by Preventative Measures that I got in my ipsy bag a couple months ago, but any descent lip balm should do. I do this routine at night so I don’t have to worry about rubbing off the product while drinking or eating. While you sleep, it really gives the product a chance to soak in.

And last but not least, what the heck are you going to do about makeup? I hate it when I go from foundation sliding off my face in the summer to looking ashy and clinging to dry patches in the winter. I discovered this very affordable option by e.l.f. This primer is a bit oily, so it will make a big hot mess of you try to use a water based foundation with it. I use it only on my dry patches, and use a different primer on the more normal or oily parts of my face. It’s only a few dollars, so I definitely think it’s worth a shot!

And there you have it! What do you use to combat dry skin?