Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Beating Winter Skin

Each year when winter rolls around, my skin becomes dryer than the Sahara.  This year the struggle has been diminished thanks to a few products I've added into my skincare routine.  Here are my winter winners:

The Clarisonic.  I bought this for my birthday last year and had mixed feelings over the purchase of it for several months.  The raves of this product led me to believe it was going to solve all of my skin's problems.  After a couple of months and my skin breaking out like crazy, I decided to use it only two to three times per week.  It has really made a difference this winter as it is a wonderful exfoliant allowing the moisturizers to better hydrate my skin.
L-O-V-E this mask!!  It's invigorating and non-irritating.  Hands down, THE BEST product for dry winter skin.  Use it twice per week and you won't be disappointed with your silky, smooth, fresh skin.

I got this product for free last year with Sephora's skin care challenge (anyone else upset they stopped this promotion?).  It has a nice scent, is extremely hydrating, and what ultimately caused my break up with Benefit's Dear John is the added spf.  I'm all for anti-aging products and my daily routine was lacking protection from the sun... a necessity even in winter. 

I have dry patches, fine lines, and dark circles... but nothing too extreme so this product works just fine for me.  I do notice a difference in the fine lines when my skin is really dry versus when I use this cream.

I bought the "luxury" size of this lotion on a whim after trying in store.  It smells light and fresh, fully conditioning my body head to toe.  I remember my first big, major, thought-I-loved-him crush telling me he loved my soft skin.  I didn't even realize my skin was any softer than the next person AND it was probably a line that I totally fell for and SWOONED!! but since then I have always tried to maintain soft skin.  ;-)  Yes, its my Teenage Dream that remains firmly intact in my head.

I use this cheap goodie nights before I work.  While it is scented, it isn't offensive to the sickest of people.  It's also great to use when planning to wear perfume not to mention is quenching the driest of skin.

Do you have any winter must-haves to beat dry skin?

xo, ashley


  1. I just bought that huge container of Philosophy's Apricots & Cream, I'm so obsessed with the scent. I'm definitely going to check out that mask, a couple rounds of Accutane have left my skin dry dry dry. Thanks for the reviews!

  2. Sephora has a new skin care line with a eye cream - I can't remember the name - that I have become obsessed with putting all over my face. Best way to beat the winter chapped skin.

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