Top 5 Gift Guide for the Cold Weather February 19 2017, 0 Comments

By: Maryam

If you live somewhere cold like me, (hello, Canada) this time of year can only mean one thing: dry skin. Whether it comes in the form of chapped lips or rough elbows, it happens to every one of us. That’s why I wanted to share my seasonal guide for killer moisturizers that are essential for keeping that dew locked in.

1: Sol De Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream
This is my number one moisturizer for all time. First of all, it smells absolutely heavenly. Like toasted caramel marshmallow. Second, of all, it leaves my skin glossy and soft, instantly! Like the name, it’s meant for the bum and I have always aspired to a perfectly smooth posterior – it really achieves results in that area. I also put it on my neck and décolleté since it’s a zone of mine I’d’ like to keep taut and healthy. Since it’s a higher end moisturizer I generally keep it to those two places. If I could afford more, I’d slather it everywhere!

2: EveryOne 3-In-1 Lotion – Lavender & Aloe
This is a moisturizer you can find in most drug stores. It’s inexpensive and leaves the skin instantly silky. I put it everywhere I don’t put the Bum Bum Cream, and I find it really works! The lavender scent is lovely and calming while the aloe soothes irritated and dry skin. I love aloe as a natural combatant to irritation, especially dry itches!

3: Nude Advanced Renewal Overnight Repair Mask
When your face could use extra pampering, look no further. This is a whipped, thick cream that calms stressed out skin with such ingredients as honey extract and Cupuaçu butter, among others. Honey is such a great softener as well as antibacterial so that this overnight mask even works against pimples, as well as the signs of aging. I wake up hydrated, soft and revitalized!

4: Sunday Riley Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream
This cult favorite brand is on everyone’s list for good reason, they really know skin care. I apply this every morning under my makeup to lift and brighten my face. After a couple weeks, I can really tell the difference to my scars and overall skin tone. It’s a water cream, which means it’s really lightweight, yet thick. Absorbs quickly, and voila! And instant deep drink for your skin!

5: Burt’s Bees Lip Shimmer
A classic! The lips are often the first to get dry, and while I have tried a number of different balms, both high-end and low, this one wins, hands down. Don’t mess with a good thing – especially with the added bonus of luxurious color that these Shimmers offer. This is definitely another testament to the softening and protective power of bee products. Such a staple for the cold seasons!

As you can see, I’m a fan of both high-end and low, balancing natural elements and cutting edge science. I hope this list helps in your quest for quenched, youthful skin!