I know we’re not even a week into the new year yet, but it has been really freaking cold. And all of that cold is really wreaking havoc on my skin. It’s easy to forget about taking care of our skin when it’s all covered up in 37 layers of clothes, hats, and scarves. Even if the scarves are cute. Sometimes, when it’s this cold, I forget that I even HAVE legs, not to mention remember to moisturize them! But, just like it’s important to perform routine maintenance on your car, it’s also important to take care of your skin. Even when it’s too cold outside to show it off. Here are my winter beauty essentials that help me survive these sub-zero temps and still feel my best.
OUAI Rose Hair and Body Oil – $32
Want to feel like a lady of luxury? This OUAI Rose Hair and Body Oil is incredible. The rose smell is lovely and makes me feel so fancy. Of course, the oil itself is silky and indulgent. Before I go to bed, I apply a little of this oil to the ends of my hair and massage a little bit onto my hands and legs. There’s nothing like going to bed wrapped in the light aroma of fresh rose petals with your skin feeling silky soft.
Supergoop Sunscreen – $19
While you probably think this one is a joke, I am completely serious. Sunscreen is one of the most important things you can do for your skin year round. Including on mostly cloudy, and even snowy days. As always, UV rays still find ways to reach us, even when you don’t need your sunnies. Notably, we can also get UV exposure from computer screens and fluorescent lighting. Until I convince everyone that all lighting should be beauty lighting, we’re going to have to deal with it. So wear your sunscreen. Speaking of bad lighting, I once heard Mariah Carey and Christie Brinkley always wear sunglasses in elevators to avoid being seen in the terrible elevator lighting. But, I digress…
Aerin Beauty Rose Lip Conditioner – $30
When cold weather hits, my lips are the first thing to feel the effects. With such delicate skin, our lips need extra pampering. This Aerin Beauty Rose Lip Conditioner is one of my favorite winter beauty essentials. After applying it before bed, my lips are still soft and hydrated when I wake up in the morning. Plus, it has a soft rose scent that is just delightful. The pretty pink and gold tube even looks sophisticated on your nightstand or in your handbag!
GlamGlow DreamDuo – $59
Of course, the most important thing you can do for your skin in the winter is to moisturize. My favorite moisturizer of all time is GLAMGLOW DreamDuo. Between its yummy orange dreamsicle scent and its incredible results, I can’t stop singing its praises. It is so hydrating and makes my skin feel and look amazing.
St. Tropez Self Tan Express – $40
I used to live in a tanning bed. I thought I was invincible. After all, I tanned instantly and rarely got sunburned. Only people that get super sunburned all the time get skin cancer, right? Wrong! After getting a few spots cut off (and some choice words from my surgeon), I gave up tanning all together. But being tan makes me happy. So, I searched out some alternatives. Self tanners have come a long way in the past handful of years, and you’re less likely to come out looking like an Oompa Loompa than ever. Notably, St. Tropez Self Tan Express takes the cake. No more waiting 24 hours to shower. Instead, you only have to wait 3! Yep! An amazing tan in under 3 hours! Sign me up!
Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo – $22
I’ve already shared my love for this dry shampoo here. However, it is so amazing that it deserves another mention. Hot showers destroy our skin in the winter. Washing our hair too often is also bad for our hair. This Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo is the perfect winter beauty essentials super hero. I can skip washing my hair and no one is the wiser. 😉
Although I love all of these winter beauty essentials, they are actually All Year Beauty Essentials. It is important to keep our skin hydrated and to take care of ourselves year round. Not just when we’re sick of being stuck inside because it’s too cold to even look out the window.