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The winter is a time for family, friends & holidays. It’s also a time for dry and cracked skin…. and feeling like you are constantly trying to hydrate up!

This year, I have found some new products that have really helped my face, lips and body to stay moisturized without feeling greasy.

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1. For the Face – 

NUDE Advances Renewal Overnight Repair Mask – I love and hate my twin sister for one reason: she uses incredible skin care products that are pricey and I always want them. When she had me try out this mask (which is really like a thicker lotion) I knew I wanted it! I always have dry skin on my nose and this has been the ONLY product to help with that. It is $48 from their site (or go get a sample at Sephora!!!) and, trust my frugal self… WELL WORTH THE MONEY. I use this mask at night after I wash my face and prep it with Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Serum (also a must have!). During the day, I use a different face lotion from Kheil’s.

2. For the Lips – (((I have had the most trouble with dry, cracked lips this year. No matter what I do, it seems there is always some peeling skin that leads to horrific looking lipstick and sore spots. Here is my routine that has seemingly cleared up my problem!)))

Homemade Peppermint Lip Scrub – I start by exfoliating my lips in the shower (rubbing off the top layer of dry skin with my finger – but you could also use a tooth brush or actual exfoliator). As soon as I dry off, I massage my lips with a homemade peppermint sugar scrub on my lips. *I received this scrub from a friend for Christmas and it has been amazing! All she did was mix sugar with doTERRA Peppermint Oil (or use peppermint extract). 

Vaseline Lip Therapy Rosy Mini – While I finish getting ready for the day or after I brush my teeth at night, I put a heavy layer of Vaseline Lip Therapy on. I love this product because it stays on my lips without feeling goopy. I also really like the light pink color it gives! 🙂

BITE Agave Lip Mask – During the day, I will typically put on a lip stick or lip stain. *If I use a lipstick, I will put the lip mask under it – and if I use a lip stain, I will wait for the stain to dry before using the lip mask over it.  This lip mask is super thick and I NEVER leave the house without it!!! It has been a life saver for the winds this holiday season.

3. For the Body – 

CeraVe Moisturizing Cream – I use to be able to get by with a regular lotion, but this year, my skin has been so dry it itches and leaves me bruised from the scratching! This cream is thick and I like to put it on and let it soak in for a few minutes. I use it daily after I shower as well as on my hands, elbows and knees at night. I get mine from Costco to save a little moolah!

I am always interested in learning about new products! Share some of your faves below!! 🙂

 

 

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