My Dry Skin Essentials

Dry skin - group pic
It’s the middle of winter and that means cold, dry air that can wreak havoc on anyone’s skin and especially on those of us with dry skin. After battling my dry skin for my entire life, I’ve finally found the products that help soothe my dry skin. These products are ultra moisturizing but also gentle on my sensitive skin. I’ve found three face products, a body product, and a lip product that have helped my skin look great this winter.
Dry skin - FAB
First is my new holy grail moisturizer, First Aid Beauty’s Ultra Repair Cream. This is both a face and body lotion but I primarily use it on my face. This is the first moisturizer I’ve used that has gotten rid of my flaky skin. It keeps my skin hydrated and smooth all day and night. I use it night and day and it never feels greasy or too heavy. I currently have two back ups of this moisturizer so I never run out. It is that good.
Dry skin - oil
Now even though the Ultra Repair Cream is amazing, I felt I needed a little boost at night to really hydrate my skin. I first heard about the Fresh Seaberry Moisturizing Face Oil from Jaclyn Hill, one of my favorite Youtubers. I decided to pick up a travel size at Sephora to try it out and it has made a huge difference on my skin. I use a few drops after I moisturize with the Ultra Repair Cream each night. The oil helps seal in the moisture so that my skin stays hydrated all night. I was a little hesitant to try an oil but I highly recommend it to anyone who needs a boost of hydration.
Dry skin - Glam Glow
My last skincare product is the GlamGlow Thirstymud Hydrating Treatment. This is a mud mask that I wear overnight a couple times a week when I need a boost of hydration. The mask smellsĀ amazing, like coconut and sunscreen and the beach. It sinks into the skin quickly and I wake up with the softest skin. While you can use the mask alone, I like to layer it under my moisturizer and even sometimes also with the oil. The mask is pricey but it lasts forever and is so worth the money.

Dry skin - body butter
For my body, I like to use The Body Shop’s Body Butter. The body butter is thick and creamy and keeps my skin hydrated for more than 24 hours. I prefer body butters to lotions because they last longer and hydrate better. The Body Shop’s body butters come in a ton of scents, from fruity to floral to earthy. Keep an eye out for sales because you can almost always find The Body Shop products for half price. Last time I was in there I bought six (yes, six) because they were buy 3, get 3 free. Smoky Poppy is a new, limited edition scent that I highly recommend.
Dry skin - Nuxe
Finally, the lips. While I’m a Burt’s Bees girl through and through, I wanted something more intense to wear overnight. I’d heard about the Nuxe Reve de Miel lip balm through some British beauty bloggers and finally found it in Chicago at the flagship Walgreens. This lip balm is super thick. It smells lightly of lemonĀ and is a little gritty at first until you rub it into the lips. It stays on the lips all night and I can still feel it when I wake up in the morning. I’ve been using this every night since June and I’m not even halfway through the pot. I’m definitely going to restock when I’m in Chicago again this summer so I won’t have to worry about running out.

These are the five products I’ve found that have helped save my dry skin this winter. Let me know if you have any essential products for winter!

PS Stay tuned for my go-to eye look later this week!