Here in the Windy City, gearing up for winter is about more than finding the right boots or the warmest coat. It’s about protecting your skin from the harsh winter winds.
To prepare for chilly winds that sometimes feel like their ripping the skin off your face, take advantage of a few dry skin remedies we think are MAGIC.
For the Ladies:
Beauty Oil: The benefits of a beauty oil lie in its lightweight, but certainly potent formula. RMS offers a versatile, hydrating beauty oil ($78) that restores radiance to the skin after the winter winds have ravished it. Even in the gloom of a blizzard, you can sport glowing skin from this cruelty-free, hypoallergenic, paraben and sulfate-free elixir.
Body Butter: If you’ve gone this long in life without this moisturizing staple, then surely you’re missing out on the luxe feel of baby-soft skin – ALL OVER. Yes, even in the harshness of winter you can experience ridiculously moisturized skin, especially with Josie Maran’s Whipped Argan Oil Body Butters ($35). From vanilla bean to sweet citrus, there is a plethora of delectable scents to choose from, all providing velvet-like winter skin.
Hand Cream: For some of us, winter inadvertently becomes about skating around cold-weather dress code. Can’t find a good winter coat? Hoodie + Jacket. Can’t find good winter boots? Set aside extra time in the morning to tiptoe to your car. Hate wearing gloves? Forget ’em, right? Unless you think those irritated icicles you call fingers will be useful in using your iPhone this winter, then no. Invest in your hands, they’re put through a lot day to day. Tatcha’s Soothing Silk Hand Cream ($38) is the answer to keeping your mits soft and comfy.
Moisturizer: This one’s easy – invest in a good all-around moisturizer, ya goof! At some point, we all need a facial moisturizer to turn to. Lush’s Skin Drink ($26) can be the proverbial glass of water to your skin issues. Slather this rich, thick lotion on your face before bed. Rose oils and aloe vera work fast to help improve skin texture overnight!
For the Guys:
Everywhere Lotion: Bourbon and leather. That’s the robust scent you can look forward to carrying around with you when you moisturize with Das Boom’s Everywhere Lotion ($24). As the name suggests, this is an all-over moisturizer that can be applied wherever you need a boost. No lotion residue here, just a potent moisturizer that’s your solution to chapped, rough winter skin.
Facial Treatment: Have you ever had an “energizing” facial moisturizer? Well it’s about time you do. Kiehl’s Facial Fuel for men ($25-42) is a vitamin enriched non-oily moisturizer that essentially helps skin resist the effects of enviormental stress. (*cough*winteringeneral*cough). Is there even a product on the market that sounds like it’s better equipped to treat your face? I think not.