My Top Five Favorite Winter Remedies

Outside of the holidays, winter is my least favorite time of year. The ultra-dry weather wreaks havoc on my skin, and dry, frizzy hair absolutely drives me up the wall. Luckily, I’ve found several products that help me make it through the winter relatively unscathed.

Best dry lip remedyRachel of Life Unsweetened recently raved about C.O. Bigelow’s Rosebud Salve, and I couldn’t agree more with her assessment. During most of the year, I can survive with Burt’s Bees, but during winter, Rosebud Salve is the only thing that keeps my lips super-moisturized. Plus, as the tin indicates, it works wonders on my cuticles as well.

Best Skin Moisturizer

When it comes to dry, scaly skin, there is nothing better than Lay It On Thick by True Blue Spa. Not only does it smell wonderful, but it also keeps my skin moisturized all day long. There is never a need to reapply. 

Best Dry Hand Chapped Remedy

Lay It On Thick also works great on my hands, but when they’re ultra-dry and chapped, Look Ma, New Hands is the cure. Most of the time I apply it as a lotion, but when I want spa-like results, I apply it generously and then slip on moisturizing gloves for about twenty to thirty minutes. Afterwards, my hands feel like they’ve had a hot paraffin wax dip.

Best moisturizer

I love Olay’s Regenerist moisturizer. I’ll admit that I’ve never really splurged for the big-name expensive versions, but I’ve never had to because this drug store purchase does the trick. I  mix one pump of Regenerist with one pump my foundation every morning and apply them together to keep my skin soft. (Remembering to exfoliate a couple times a week and washing with lukewarm rather than hot water also work wonders on my face.)

Best dry hair remedy detangler

I’ve only been using Unite 7Seconds Condition for a couple months now, and I don’t know how I lived without it previously. When my hairdresser suggested that I completely substitute this leave-in conditioner for my current conditioner, I kind of thought she was crazy. But I gave it a try and was instantly convinced. It truly eliminates most of the frizzyness in my hair and leaves it softer than I’ve ever felt it. I can’t say enough good things about it. I’ve even severely cut down on using my flat iron. It’s that good.

So tell me, what products do you turn to during the dry winter months?


39 thoughts on “My Top Five Favorite Winter Remedies

  1. Rachel

    Aw thanks for the shout-out. I love that stuff! I use it on my cuticles as well- basically anywhere that is dry, rough or chapped! I’ll have to try out your other picks as well 🙂

  2. Lynette

    I never knew how great the True Blue Spa line from B&BW was until recently! My hands and body are SOOOO stinkin’ dry in the winter, but their products work like a charm. They also have this tub of hand/body scrub that I LOVE. It’s $25 for the tub, which is just more than I usually feel like spending, but if you don’t mind the price, it’s GREAT stuff. 🙂

    Lynette @ lynette marie

  3. allyssa

    This is such a great post. I can’t live without my rose salve. I live in calgary, canada which has got to be the driest place on earth so winters are the worst for my hair and lips. For my hair i like to put a little almond oil at the ends. For lips (this is going to sound REALLY weird) but nipple cream is the best, it’s like vaseline but stays on longer. Can’t wait to try out your picks

    allyssa <3

  4. Maddie

    Those look like really great products! Would love to try that lip balm, as my lips crack so easily!

  5. Pearls and Lace

    Oh these are all so great! I always have the driest hands and lips during the winter so I can’t wait to check out a couple of these goodies!

    xo jen

  6. Elsha

    I need to try every single one of these, because my body is not functioning well in this new cold season. Especially my skin. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  7. Bree

    I too use the Rosebud lip balm, they sell it now at Body works here which is so awesomely convenient! I seriously need to find that hair treatment though, my hair is crazy right now (straight cray cray!)


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