Winter and summer have one thing in common. They cause a lot of problems to sensitive skin, from dryness, irritation, rushes, allergies, etc. Our skin is tortured with super dry and overheated indoor air, and few hours later it is tormented with the harsh and cold temperatures outside as well as humidity. With all those facts in mind, my lovely readers do not fear the winter as much because as a well experienced beauty junkie, I have tested a lot of cold-weather remedies recommended by the respected beauty and fashion gurus. Some of them worked, some of them heavily disappointed; therefore, I have prepared a list of 5 mistake-proof and many times tested winter-friendly beauty products that I swear by.
|Embryolisse Lait Creme - Gold Edition 65th Anniversary|
Let's start with the one of my most favorite face creams that most celebrity make-up artists keep in their arsenal as a secret and powerful weapon. The French miracle cream Embryolisse, is so amazingly emollient that it makes your skin moisturized immediately and never leaves a trace of greasiness. French women use it as a primer, make-up remover, first aid when it comes to skin rushes. I love it as a winter moisturizer.
|Super Fluid UV Defense SPF 50+, Kiehl's|
Kiehl's is a legendary New York-based cosmetic brand. I have been passing its down town Manhattan store for so many years and heard big praises about its beauty products from most of my friends. However, I got convinced to try it only when one of my favorite former-blogger, now a designer of the brand Toteme, Elin Kling referred to it as the only SPF cream that she could wear all year long. She was right. With the consistency of fluid, it quickly became one of my favorite sunscreens, as it is ultra light and perfect under makeup. Sun can be pretty deceptive during the colder months so it is always worth to protect your skin!
|Gentle Milk Cleanser, Avene|
|Badger Balm for Sensitive Skin|
Winter is super harsh for our elbows, knees and feet and that is when beauty products made only of olive oil and beeswax come to rescue. Use it at night and you will be amazed with the visible effects in a very short time. The price is very affordable and its as organic as it gets and lasts forever.
|Chakra 6 Body Mist, Aveda|
Finally, I found out about Avene body mist on Garance Dore's blog and I got intrigued by the promise of the mist that can be used as a room spray, linen spray and instant mood booster. With Chakra 6 in its name, as a guarantee of sensations related to the center of imagination, intuition and imagination, a blend of organic oils from orange to geranium leave, this mist will make your room smell as a luxurious meditation space. I love spraying it in the evening, just before I go to bed and I feel more relaxed, not to mention that I fall asleep quickly.
I am looking forward to hearing about your favorite winter skin saviors!!!! Let me know what really works for you and please do not keep any secrets! Stay warm!