Winter Skincare Lifesavers

Winter weather is cute in theory, but it can stress the hell out of your skin (especially if you’re in NYC, like us, where the weather is unpredictable AF.) Whether you have oily, dry or “combination skin”– aka “oily here, dry there” – we’ve got a few tips to keep your face and body soft and clear til spring.

FACE

-Use sheet masks at night at least once a week to hydrate. Especially helpful if you live in a home with dry heat. Can be left on for 20-30 minutes or until the mask dries out. Check out our post on proper sheet mask use to make sure you’re doin it right.

Egyptian Magic

-Egyptian Magic is a multi-use product to apply before bedtime after washing your face and applying toner. Great for super dehydrated skin. It’s kind of the consistency of vaseline but not as greasy. A little goes a long way.

-Dr. Organics Manuka Honey Rescue Cream if you don’t need quite as much hydration then try this more viscous cream. This cream is great for eczema or dry patches. Truly a great rescue cream to dab any inflamed and cracked skin. (Hannah loves this for the eczema on her eyelids)

-Rosewater is great as a mild toner that also moisturizes. It’s super to keep a bottle handy and spritz it on your face when you're feeling dry. And, obviously, it smells amazing.

Mario Badescu Rosewater

-A vitamin C serum is great for reviving the look of dull skin, especially when you're feeling seasonally affected. Put it on your skin after cleansing and before moisturizing. 

-Regular moisturizing, day and night! This is a given but it's easy to forget. Don't forget—sun rays are still out here in the winter so make sure to use SPF in the daytime. It doesn’t have to be expensive

LIPS

-Hyaluronic Acid applied before applying lipstick or a lip balm helps bring extra moisture to the surface and firms and plumps your pout.

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-Manuka Honey Lip Balm or a Coconut Oil Chapstick is really helpful for keeping flaky lips at bay. OY-L Latte Lip balm

HANDS

-Keep a hand cream in your bag or at your workplace. O'Keeffe's Working Hands Hand Cream is great for people working in an environment where getting your hands wet is frequent. It locks in moisture and helps heal, relieve, and repair extremely dry or cracked hands.

FEET

-Pumice Stones are a helpful tool to keep in the shower. This natural stone can be used on the feet to soften calluses and remove dry skin.

Skin Food

-Skin Food Black Sugar Mask is so gentle it can be used from head to toe. If you’re using it on your face we recommend applying and then letting it sit for ten minutes. Then rubbing it in so the sugar dissolves a little and it becomes less abrasive.

-DIY scrubs. You can always make your own scrub to exfoliate and use on your dry, cracked areas. Coconut oil, sugar, coffee grounds and any essential oils make great ingredients.

BODY

-Coconut Oil is magical. It’s been the darling of the beauty world for years now so we know you've heard of it, but in case you forgot, it’s super hydrating for your body (inside and out). Pick some up at your local grocery store and slather it on when you're feeling dry. We like to use a little at a time to not get too oily.

-Cocoa Butter/Shea Butter These are great to use as a lotion and Shea Moisture even uses it in a super hydrating soap

The Seaweed Bath

-The Seaweed Bath Company has a great selection of body creams that leave you smelling fresh and your skin feeling super soft. We are fans of the Enlighten Firming Detox Body Cream. Pick it up at your local Whole Foods or order online.

 

Have a product you swear by for winter?Let us know on Instagram or hashtag #beautydummyskincare!

 

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