Winter weather has a tendency to wreck my skin. My lips dry out from the constant temerature shifts, the dark circles under my eyes become more pronounced as my tan fades, and my skin looks dull and lackluster from the lack of sunlight. Over the years I’ve picked up tips, tricks, and products that help manage the negative effects of the season. Below I’ve outlined my favorite remedies as well as go-to products for helping my skin recover while looking it’s best.
Sheet Masks – Sheet masks are the perfect shortcut when your skin needs some extra TLC. Tip: Store in the fridge to help reduce puffiness.
Rose Water – I use this year round but an extra spritz in the morning and evening is never a bad thing. Pro Tip: Freeze your rose water in ice cube trays and swipe over your face and neck every morning.
GlamGlow YouthMud – I’ve talked about this product before. It’s one of my favorite masks to help dry out breakouts and tighten pores.
Face Scrub – I’m a big believer in rather aggressive exfoliating. I like to use a scrub at least a few times a week and step up the regimen when my skin feels like it needs an extra polish. Tip – Make your own by combining sugar, honey, and coconut oil.
Under Eye Cream – At any given moment I use anywhere from 2-4 different under eye creams. I combine products that help reduce under eye circles with formulas that are created to reduce wrinkles.
Vintner’s Daughter – This is a product worth splurging on. It was recommended to me by a few peers along with a makeup artist. Tip – Dab just a little on any area that creases after makeup application.
Coconut Oil – Coconut oil is my go-to for when I need an intense dose of hydration. I generally use it on my lips, knees, and elbows, but in the winter I use it on any little dry patch I find.
Tea Tree Oil – By far the most effective way I have found to spot treat acne or breakouts. Everyone I know who has ever tried it swears by it. Tip: I buy mine at Trader Joe’s.