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.
Rachel 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.
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.
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.
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.)
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?