Dry Skin Winter Favourites

By Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Dry skin is all the rage this time of year. From the cold chapping weather to the wind and lack of moisture in the air, and who can forget furnaces and heaters in cars drying out our skin. So as our skin is begging for forgiveness and some extra TLC this time of year here are some of my favourite products to help your skin, head to toe.

Fruits & Passion : Shea
Shea butter, known for its exceptional benefits, provides intense moisturizing for up to 24 hours and is ideal for use on sensitive skin. This Nourishing Butter for the body has a velvety texture and restores moisture to dry or dehydrated skin, leaving it looking smooth and firm.
I got a tub of this last xmas from my mother in law. I love it. It is by far the thickest and richest body butter I have ever used. Not greasy at all, instead it is moisturizing and luxurious. I really can't say enough about this stuff. Oh, and it is made in Canada!

Aveda Hand Relief:
Incredibly rich moisture therapy soothes dry, chapped hands—leaving them noticeably softer and smoother. Hydrating plant emollients, humectants, exfoliating fruit acids and anti-oxidants—including vitamins A and E—help diminish signs of aging and provide optimal relief. Increases moisture levels and elasticity in skin with continued use.
This hand lotion is amazing, pricy but amazing. This is the best hand lotion I have ever used. If I could afford it I would only use this, but I cant...so when I can I splurge on it.

Mac Care Blends Essential Oils:
Naturally derived from essences of grapefruit and chamomile in a base of four richly conditioning botanical oils. Provides the skin with a healing balance of plant-derived elements that purify, regenerate, soothe, and calm. Apply to the skin after cleansing and before your skincare regimen. May also be blended with other M∙A∙C formulas.
These come in two varieties, both of which do the same thing, boost your lotion and help your skin be more moisturized in the winter months. I love this stuff but it is tiny. I love putting it on with my facial moisturizer at night

Sweet Almond Oil:
I like to mix this with just about everything. I add a little to any moisturizer that just isn't cutting it in the colder weather. I use it on my face, hands arms, really anything.  It is extremely inexpensive and available in just about all health food stores.

Avon Moisture Therapy Intensive Treatment Hand Lotion:
Offers continual moisturization even through washing. Unscented. Hospital-tested. Dermatalogically-tested. 
I use this most of the year, while not incredibly moisturizing for me in the winter time, it is fragrance free which is important. I react very badly this time of year to scents on my hand lotion, in face it will burn and sting if I use anything that has any type of smell to it at all (even natural). It also comes in little tubes that you can get at xmas for $0.99 or less and that is always a good deal and purse friendly