We're about a month away from the official start of winter. But the weather is starting to change, already. I like to prep my skin for the colder days ahead. When I thought about the products I'm currently using, they all look as if they could be from the same skincare line (because of the colors). But, actually, they're all different products from different brands. They work wonderfully together, though! These four simple products help me thrive and survive, especially during the winter months. Here is what you need to get through the winter without breaking the bank.
Eucerin Intensive Repair: This body cream is light by the touch. However when you apply it, it's full of rich moisturizing benefits. I apply it on my body after a nice shower, and also before bed. I sometimes like to put a little extra on my feet, elbows, and knees. I also love to use body butters too for extra hydration. I recommend this one from doTERRA. I just finished my jar and I'm dying to get my next batch in the mail soon.
Thayers Natural Remedies: This toner is absolutely fabulous! When the weather is cold, the harsh winter air dries out my skin, so when I choose a toner I like to use one that is non-drying, and one that is gentle yet equally effective when it comes to protecting my skin. I use Thayers to clean my face after washing. It helps to remove make-up. Plus the lavender scent is so soothing. For someone who prefers non-fragrant products, this toner is an exception because the scent is subtle. The lavender gives the right amount of aromatherapy. And the witch hazel ingredient in this toner also works magic by reducing inflammation. Sometimes when my face is feeling a little swollen, I like to apply some of this toner on my face for relief.
Goji Berry Eye Cream: Who knew the Vitamin Shoppe could carry such amazing skincare products. Have you checked their skincare aisles? Last time I was there, I discovered Home Health. This paraben-free and fragrance-free organic anti-aging eye cream is literally heaven in a little 5 oz jar. It is non greasy and absorbs quickly. The arnica and vitamin K ingredients help firm the skin. I find this product to also work really well under make-up and provides just the right amount of hydration that I need. I apply this morning and night. I seriously don't feel the same without it. It goes with me everywhere.
Goji Berry Facial Cream: This face cream, also from Home Health, contains hyaluronic acid, retinol, and organic botanicals. It is basically the fountain of youth. I'm convinced. Since I tried this product last month, I feel my skin is firmer and more dewy. The magic comes from the hyaluronic acid and the retinol. Hyaluronic acid maximizes collagen levels which declines the appearance of wrinkles and discoloration. I've noticed less redness around my nose and mouth. Another benefit of hyaluronic acid is that it also boosts hydration. Retinol helps reduce acne by unclogging the pores and brightening the skin. No wonder I've been feeling so dewy lately. Try this!