January 6, 2015

Winter Skincare Essentials + Evian Mineral Water Spray

This is a sponsored post, as I received one of the products for review, but all my opinions are my own.

Wintertime, aside from autumn, is my favorite season. The cold, the snow, wearing big sweaters and blanket scarves...it's all amazing to me.

With the winter months, comes the blaring cold weather. I don't mind the cold (Frozen reference here) and it's never really affected me, until now. I've never had sensitive skin but over the past few months, my skin has been giving me a rough time.

Between blackheads, white heads, eczema, dry scalp, puffy eyes..you name it, my skin has had a problem with it.

I have been doing my best during the past few months, especially with the colder weather, to keep my skin as moisturized and hydrated as possible. I clearly don't mind because it gives me an excuse to buy and try new beauty products.

The best thing to do with your skin in the winter is keep it hydrated. The cold weather dries out your skin and does not make for a smooth canvas for makeup. Aside from your face, it's important to keep your hands and body fully moisturized as well. But I'm pretty sure you all knew that already. 

Over the past few weeks, I've been curating the best and my favorite products to try and review, trying to combat my mess of a dry body.



//Vaseline Intensive Care Aloe Soothe Moisture Lotion: Having a reliable, every day body lotion is the best thing you can have on hand. If you don't have anything else on this list, make sure you find a lotion that you like. I like this one because it has aloe and it's a simple, no fuss lotion. I apply it after the shower to a still wet body (applying lotion while you're still a little damp locks in the moisture) and it leaves my body completely smooth.

//Aveeno Eczema Therapy Moisturizing Creme: When I realized I wasn't just dealing with dry skin but had eczema patches on various parts of my body (face, legs), I knew I needed something a little more heavy duty. After some research, I settled on this gel like cream and it's been working wonders. I apply this on my eczema patches along with on my dry, itchy legs (over the Vaseline Total Moisture) and it clears up the patches within a few days.

//Maybelline Baby Lips Dr. Rescue: I really enjoy BabyLips as a stand alone chapstick but the eczema around my lips became a little more serious. I used this (and lost it) last winter but I remembered it did wonders for me. It leaves a tingly sensation on your lips which I like because it feels like it's actually doing something and my lips have been less chapped since using. I'm going to do a "best lip balms" post because I've tried SO many but this one is definitely high on the list.

//Evian Water Facial Spray: I've always been curious about facial sprays and have read about the benefits of them but never truly tried one. I was sent this Evian Spray free for review and I was really excited to try this. I have been using this religiously in a bunch of different ways. Between spraying this before and after my makeup as a setting spray, using it in the morning before my moisturizer or at night after cleansing, and just during the day whenever I feel like my skin needs some moisture, it's been my best friend. I'm borderline obsessed with how it makes my skin feel and look and it's cool enough to truly wake me and my skin up in the morning. 

//Vaseline Rosy Lip Therapy: I jumped on the Vaseline Lip Therapy train a few weeks back after debating it for a while. I didn't like the idea of applying Vaseline to my lips...I don't like the texture of Vaseline but I finally decided to jump the gun. I don't like applying this during the day because it's too thick but applying it at night and letting the lip therapy do it's thing is magical. I wake up with my lips smooth and soft.

//Head and Shoulders Almond Oil Shampoo: Since I was about 11 years old, I've dealt with dry scalp and eczema on my scalp. It was really painful when I was younger but after a few years, I learned to deal with it properly. During the winter months, it's important for me to use an ultra moisturizing shampoo that caters to dry scalp. Head and Shoulders is by far the best I've found and it does every thing I need it too.

Honorable mentions (I'm trying out a few different ones right now and I'll do separate posts on them): eye cream, hand cream, and tinted lip balms.

What are your winter skincare essentials that leave you feeling fresh and smooth?



1 comment:

  1. I use all of these except the Vaseline. I worked in a cosmetics department throughout university and my manager absolutely loved the Evian Mineral Spray. She insisted on keeping one at the cash register for us girls and always gifted them to us for holidays and a job well done. It's been a few years now, but I'm still in love with the spray! I also love using coconut oil at night to remove my makeup AND moisturize. It feels a little greasy at first, but in the morning my skin is supple, youthful, and super hydrated!

    Sarah
    Sweet Spontaneity

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