When it comes to beauty products, I'm usually not your 'go to gal.' I know what works for me and generally stick to it, I rarely wear make-up and I'm picky about how lotions and potions smell. I've had the same facial routine for over a year and it works smashingly, but lately I noticed that my rest of my skin was really dry. This coupled with the fact that baths and long, hot showers always sound better when it's freezing outside, weren't doing my skin any favors.
A friend raved about her recent find for dry, parched skin, so off to the store I went to investigate, try it out and see what else I could find.
1/ Dr. Jart+ Water Replacement Cotton Sheet Mask: honestly, my friend recently raved about it and I've been curious about these masks since they've been popping up all over the internet the past few months.
2/ Caudalie Hand and Nail Cream: Thick, soaks into dry hands without being greasy. I put it on every night before I go to bed.
3/ Mio Skincare Natural Dry Brush: Dry brushing (brushing your skin before hopping into the shower) is a great way to exfoliate, stimulate circulation and detoxify. This brush fits perfectly into my hand and warms my skin. Dry brushing regularly has been shown to reduce toxins, bloating and cellulite.
4/ Make-up eraser: When I asked about it, the woman described it as "the Mr. Clean magic eraser for make-up" and she's right. I don't wear a ton of make-up and I don't wear it often, so this is perfect for wiping off my tinted moisturizer and swipe of bronzer. It's just as effective if you're rocking a full smoky eye and foundation (says Grace, the wonderful women who helped me) but you'll have to throw it in the washer more often.
5/ Caudalie Divine Oil: The name really does say it all. It's light, locks in moisture after a long soak in the tub and is free of parabens and other icky toxins. The smell is refreshing and happy, and a few times a week, I'll spray some on my feet and cover them in socks before bed.
Aside from these items, I started adding oil to my bath (think avocado and almond oil, known as carrier oils) instead of salts, which have a drying effect on the skin. Have any favorite tips or products? I'd love to hear about them in the comments below!