I probably don’t need to tell you that we’ve been facing some cold days of late in NYC. For me this season usually goes hand in hand with dry, itchy, red, flaky skin. The combination of cold wind and dry heat from the space heaters that warm my apartment are my sensitive skin’s worst nightmare. However, with significant trial and error, I seem to have found a skin care regime that’s really working for me these days. So, if you’re in the market for some moisture, these are my suggestions:
ShiKai Borage Therapy Dry Skin – This body lotion is the real deal. I don’t know much about the borage plant (you can read about it here) but it works wonders. I seriously love this lotion and have never used a better one. I buy mine at Whole Foods.
Jojoba and Coconut Oil – I use coconut oil mainly to take off make-up and sometimes as a face moisturizer. I use jojoba oil right out of the shower on my face and body (under my lotion, so to speak). I also use it as a facial moisturizer when I first wake up and after I wash my face, before applying the First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream.
First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream – I first bought this facial moisturizer on a desperate winter day walking around the city with Farrell. The skin on my face was so dry it hurt! I can’t tell you how great it is. The cream is so hydrating without being at all oily. I also use this brand’s face wash, however after reading this blog post, I’m looking forward to replacing it with raw honey once I run out.
NUXE Reve de Miel – Honey Lip Balm – Simply the best. And I’ve tried many, a many lip balm.