Raise your hand if your showers have increased in time and temp now that the weather’s getting chillier! I bet if we were all in a room together my hand wouldn’t be the only one up. Between the colder weather and hotter showers, your skin could dry out therefore leaving you itchy, flaky and with a burning sensation. I’ve already shared with you my simple skincare routine, and that’s not really changing for the winter. I’m adding a skin buffing sponge (more details below) and more hydrating masks into the mix, such as the Bliss Triple Oxygen Mask. This mask is how I would imagine a bubbly glass of champagne feels. But let’s not forget the rest of your body. Between skin scrubs and shaving and everything, there’s bound to be dry skin elsewhere that needs a little extra TLC. If you want to combat dry skin this winter, I recommend the following:
For a closer and cleaner shave, I’m loving Harry’s. You’ve probably seen their fun ads on the subways and thought the city; they’re a shaving company branching out from just men’s grooming to everyone grooming. Harry’s offers subscription boxes for unbelievable prices, and after using the razor myself, I’d absolutely recommend it. Know that Harry’s razors have five blades instead of four, so they’re sharper. Just be careful! The foaming shave gel is thick enough to provide a protective layer to your skin, helping with cut-prevention. The gel is heavily cologned so your legs will smell like a man, though, just keep that in mind. Harry’s also makes an incredible lip balm. They come in packs of three and they’re limited edition, so seriously, purchase now. It’s so smooth, light and minty! I can’t stop applying it.
note: Harry’s products will be on the SB holiday gift guides, so keep an eye out!
For better hydration without becoming oily and sticky, you have to try Jergen’s newest product: a wet lotion. Sounds weird, I know, but I’ve been using it for a week and my arms and legs have been less irritated than they were prior to use. This lotion, infused with coconut oil (aka maximum hydration) is to be applied after you shower but before you dry off. It locks in the moisture of the shower while adding more, and because you towel dry after applying, you’re not left with any residual lotion feelings. I’ve got to tell you: I’m impressed.
The one thing I mentioned adding to my face routine is something I found in my mom’s shower and fell in love with. This buffing sponge is a great way to get a little deeper into your skin during a wash without the harshness of the Clarisonic or a face scrub. It’s gentle enough to use both in the morning and the evening if you choose, but I’ve been enjoying it during my morning shower. I feel like it revitalizes my skin for the day. I can’t find the one my mom has (pictured) anywhere to link, but she got it in Whole Foods. Sephora has a bigger selection of them, allowing you to choose which sponge would best suit your skin type.
special thanks to Harry’s for providing the products for this post!