Winter can really take a toll on skin. Dry air creates flaky and itchy patches, breakouts, and more. However, I’ve found some super lovely products recently that have made my skin so happy. Winter skincare is easily improved with gentle and hydrating products. This summer I shared 5 summer skincare products I can’t live without (read the post here!) , and now is the perfect opportunity to share the winter skincare edition.
I shift my skincare routines to incorporate nourishing, revitalizing products. Hydration, gentle exfoliation, and of course, moisturizing effects are very important to me in selecting products. I’ve never been happier with my winter skincare routine and thought I would share the products that I’m loving.
Winter Skincare: Body
The Body Shop Almond Milk and Honey Body Butter
My mom really loved this while we were Christmas shopping, so I picked up this product to give to her. However, my sister had purchased it for me in the Black Friday tote. I’ve never experienced dry skin, especially on my legs, like I have this winter. This body butter is so rich, gentle, and effective. It doesn’t make the skin feel greasy but is so moisturizing. The scent is lovely and light.
The Body Shop Fuji Green Tea Body Butter
Anyone who is close to me knows my affinity for Bath and Body Works. While that is still one of my favorite brands, the Body Shop has stolen a coveted place in my heart-especially with this product. The scent is so good and fresh, perfect for right after the shower.
This body butter is so richly, deeply moisturizing. My skin feels soft and hydrated for hours after using. It’s a product that I look forward to using!
Winter Skincare: Shower
The Body Shop Almond Milk and Honey Gentle Exfoliating Cream Scrub
Body scrubs are my absolute favorite products to use in the shower. I have so many favorites, but this one from the Body Shop is just too lovely not to mention.
This body scrub is a creamy texture that is gentle beyond belief-perfect for sensitive skin. It is moisturizing and nourishing, while gently exfoliating to leave skin soft and radiant. I have no issues with dry or itchy winter skin when I use this scrub. I also am totally in love with the scent, so I look forward to using this in the shower every day.
Fresh Cocoa Body Exfoliant
Fresh is, always has been, and always will be one of my all-time favorite brands. Every product I’ve tried from the brand has been perfect and worked very well. The cocoa body exfoliant is a chocolate-lover’s dream. Richly cocoa scented, with real cocoa in it, this scrub is much more exfoliating than the Almond Milk one. I like to use this when I’m looking for really deep yet nourishing exfoliation.
Even though the price tag on this is a little steep, the jar lasts so long and is highly worth the money.
Winter Skincare: Face
St Ives Nourished and Smooth Oatmeal Scrub & Mask
As far as face scrubs go, this is one of my absolute favorites. Gentle, nourishing, and softening, this scrub eliminates grime and buildup from your skin without being harsh or deep. If you are looking for a deeper clean, this probably isn’t the way to go. I use this a couple times a week to refresh my skin and keep it glowy and soft. It helps get rid of dry skin and is so, so gentle.
Clearasil Ultra Daily Face Wash & Rapid Action Vanishing Treatment Cream
These products are my acne-targeted favorites. I use the cleanser every night after removing my makeup. The cleanser is gentle, doesn’t sting, and doesn’t overly dry skin out. I follow up with moisturizer (see below) and then occasionally (not every night!) apply the treatment cream to problem areas. I’ve found this line to be very effective in treating acne while simultaneously working on my sensitive skin.
Simple Replenishing Rich Moisturizer
I’ve been using this moisturizer for years and will never stop loving it. Rich and hydrating, but smooth enough to use under makeup, this moisturizer always keeps my skin from being dry. I feel instantly hydrated and nourished after using this. Plus, a small amount goes a long way!
Winter Skincare: Eyes
Kiehl’s Creamy Under Eye Treatment with Avocado
Hands-down my favorite product ever. This rich, replenishing, nourishing eye cream is applied underneath your eyes, to the orbital bones, and you tap until a lovely burst of hydration seeps into your skin. I freaking love it.
I get really dry undereyes in the winter, and I also have really sensitive eyes. This product doesn’t move around or get into my eyes, and is so richly hydrating without being overpowering. Love!
What winter skincare products are you loving?