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My Winter Beauty Essentials

I'm so late posting this, it's technically spring in my area but we're still having some cold days here and there. I have combination skin on my face (mostly oily) but, in the winter it becomes dry and so does the rest of my body...these are the products that got me through the winter and I'm still using some of them now.


I know, lip balm sounds so basic and elementary, but; I really need it in the winter because my lips are even more dry and sometimes chapped because of the cold air. I find myself applying lip balm 3 or 4 times a day, it makes a great conditioner before putting on lipgloss and lipstick. I use Burt's Bees honey lip balm and Soft Lips balm. Both work really well, but Soft Lips has SPF, it tingles and it also makes my lips soft.


So lotion really doesn't work to well for me in the winter, sometimes it's not moisturizing enough... so, I have to switch to something with a more heavier consistency, that doesn't just sit on my skin but coats my skin (especially my feet). Rosebud salve, does the trick. It's multi-use, it can be used as a lip conditioner, body moisturizer, it even lays down the edges of my hair and it also soothes cuts and burns. It's a winter staple for me.


My cuticles take a beating in the winter time as well, the Burt's Bees cuticle creme moisturizes my cuticles and nails and it helps prevent hangnails. I used to have hangnails all the time, but; the cuticle cream prevents that and the lemon smells so fresh. It's suggested to use it day and night, but; I apply it a few times a week-especially after I've had my nails done.


I always switch foundations in the winter time, cream to powder foundations (at least to me) are more moisturizing on my skin in the fall and winter. I use Black Opal's cream to powder foundation. I've always been partial to cream to powder foundations because of the coverage... I can't help it, I just love them. I also switch foundations in the winter because my tan fades in the winter time, so; I use 1 shade lighter. The shade in the picture is Rich Caramel.


I reviewed (for the review click HERE) this last month on my blog and I still really like using it. It causes no irritation on my skin and it hydrates well. It's a cream moisturizer, so the consistency is perfect for winter. I apply it in the morning when my skin feels the most driest and by mid day and the end of the day, I can feel the moisture in my skin without the greasy feeling. I won a Yonka Creme moisturizer in a giveaway and I'm still in the process of testing that out against the Burt's Bees moisturizer.


My hair needs extra TLC in the cold climate, especially since I wear hats more in the winter and the hats dry my hair out even more, so; I've been using Creme of Nature's Argan Oil moisturizer. Argan oil is known for it's moisturizing properties and it also deeply penetrates the hair shaft for moisture instead of just coating the hair. Argan oil has becoming pretty popular lately and so far I'm impressed with the results.

Do you switch up products for the winter season or do you keep your same regimen?


Jennifer said…
Hey lady, great post! OK, I use all those lip balms you have listed. Love Burts Bees' products, especially their lemon cuticle oil. It's done nothing but wonders for my cuticles and nails, keeping them all moisturized and stuff! The Rosebud Salve is good stuff, too. The Sephora lady showed me how to use it as a highlighter on my cheeks. Haven't tried Burts Bees' daily moisturizing cream but may do so after seeing it here.
Ms. Viva Glam said…
We love the same products, (great minds think alike)... using the Rosebud Salve as a highlight is a good idea, never thought of that before!

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