I’ve been on a skincare kick lately. Trying to hydrate my skin and keep it moisturized. While I don’t wish to have oily prone skin, I do appreciate that the people who have oilier skin types age slower than those with dry skin.
When I got my facial last Tuesday, the aesthetician asked me if I was in my early to mid twenties. I laughed and told her I appreciated the compliment, so suppose I do look after my skin as it is already if I look like I’m in my twenties. I also enjoyed hearing I have close to invisible pores! Those magnifying mirrors had me thinking otherwise. At any rate, I want to get back on topic and talk about some of the things that have been tried and true in my body skin care routine for winter.
Eucerin Calming Cream $12.99 — My Mom purchased this huge tub of cream for me when I complained about dry itchy skin on my hips one year and it’s been a staple in my moisturizing routine since. I only use it during the colder months and it soothes the skin instantly, and keeps it moisturized for the entire day. It lasts a long time since it’s a bit thicker than you’d normally find in a body lotion/cream. You don’t need much. I coat this everywhere: feet, legs, torso, arms and chest.
Hydrocortisone Cream $4.99 — people have complained that this cream thins out your skin. While it does do that in due time. It only happens if you apply a higher percentage and lather it on more than 1x/day. Since I do not rely on this cream year round I am safe to use it on the crooks of my elbows. My pharmacist neighbour in Newfoundland, and I had a discussion about creams over Christmas. He’s pretty knowledgeable!
Avene Lip Balm $15.50 — I only found this out this week, but apparently this is the only lip balm that doesn’t get dissolved by saliva. Meaning it will last an entire 8 hours on your lips keeping them moisturized. It was first created to soothe ulcers (that’s what the Shoppers Drug Mart lady told me. Huh!) on the lips (ew?), but I just coat a thick layer on my lips right before I go to bed and I wake up with brand new soft lips. Note: If you apply a lot, you’ll get a white cast on your lips. It’s not a huge issue for me since I’m fine with looking a little odd from time to time ;) but for some, they may hate that.
What is your skin type?
How do you keep your skin healthy during the winter?