BASE LAYER | Winter Face Care

By Kristi Head

Keeping skin quenched is a keystone to a healthy luminous face during the dry winter months. Here are some suggestions to keep your skin nourished and supple through snow storms, space heaters, windy cities and flights home for the holidays.

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To start: Good, deep proper cleansing is key. If you don’t already have a Clarisonic Aria sonic cleanser ($199), it's damn worth the investment. On a tighter budget this manual version ($9) will get the job done.

Earth Tu Face Hydrate + Repair Balm ($68) is good for hydration on-the-go. Toss it in your bag and use on any dry spots including lips. Its blend of organic oils, waxes and butters smell and taste great.

Ursa Major Essential Face Wipes ($24) are a fantastic way to keep your face clean and hydrated while traveling, especially by plane which majorly dehydrates your skin and body.

Naturopathica Calendula Essential Hydrating Cream ($58) is perfect for healing dry skin with the anti-inflammatory calendula extract and borage seed oil. This would be highly recommended for skiers and outdoorsy types that get wind burn in the winter, or residents of Chicago. 

Ren Ultra Moisture Day Cream ($55) is formulated with a moisture replenishing complex that leaves dry skin soothed and provides long lasting hydration and protects against free radicals that combat premature aging.

Arcona Golden Grain Gommage Exfoliator ($44) is non-drying and ultra soothing exfoliator that contains oatmeal and essential fatty acids.

SkinCueticals Hydrating B5 Gel ($74) for an extra moisture boost, this hydrating gel maximizes the benefits of a daily moisturizer and contains vitamin B5 to help with tissue repair.

Let us know if you have any other recommendations to add to the list!
[Thanks Elizabeth for the story idea.]

14 comments:

Rebekah said...

do you have any more affordable ($15-25) suggestions for moisturizers?

Adrea John said...

Protection from sun light is important in every weather. Usage of natural products like Baby Mild Soap Bar will keep your skin healthy and fresh.

Lizzie said...

@Rebekah

I like and use Derma-E, they have moisturizers from $14 and up:

http://dermae.com/category/133/Moisturizers.html

Rebekah said...

thanks lizzie! i'd never heard of that company but their products sound great.

Mamavalveeta03 said...

Lizzie, this came just in time before my face fell off! I love the products you posted, esp Naturopathica. I've asked for a facial from their spa for Christmas from my hubby!

Lizzie said...

@mamavalveeta

hahahaha. nice!

MarLa said...

Yes indeed: "...or residents of Chicago"!
Absolutely everything from Acure is incredible, organic and affordable - everything.
http://www.acureorganics.com/

dana said...

Was in the East Village recently and stumbled on this stuff-- it's amazing! He will send you a free sample too...
http://www.live-live.com/Bee-Yummy-Skinfood-Info_ep_15-1.html

dana said...

and i am just checking out the Acure products for the first time now and am about to order. They look fab!

kh said...

love all these suggetions!
@rebekah @lizzie Derma-e is great. they have so many products that all work. @andrea yes always sunscreen check out our sunscreen post for more suggestions http://tomboystyle.blogspot.com/2013/06/base-layer-sunscreen.html

Lindley Pless said...

Quick blogger to blogger question - what program do you use for your image boards? Photoshop? They look great!

Katie said...

Yes, love many Acure products too and have been using for a long time.

Lizzie said...

@Lindley

I uses Pages, which is sort of like a Word/Photoshop hybrid. I love it.

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