Illustration by Shore Creative
Written by Jess Lambi
As usual, the change in weather means that I am taking a look at my skincare routine, and seeing what I need to add or subtract to help combat skin issues (dry, chapped and flaky) I deal with during the winter months. Boston winters are brutal.
I’m really focused on using clean skincare products, and I am a huge advocate for these products particularly in the wintertime because toxic products usually include alcohols and other drying ingredients and chemicals…meaning no matter what the package says, it’s not going to perform as well as it’s clean counterparts. These five clean products are definitely the pillars of my winter skincare survival kit.
Just like my skin, my hair dries out even more than usual in the winter. Investing in a hair mask, like the Innersense Hydrating Mask, will help to add in all of that moisture that I’m in desperate need of. I also feel like winter is the perfect time for cozy, self-care nights at home, which means time for treating yourself to routines like this. Leave in the mask for 10 minutes or more while you sit in the bath, bake cookies or read tarot.
My body lotion in the winter needs to be much thicker and more heavy-duty than the one that I use in the summer. I love the Organic Bath Body Butter because it truly feels as thick and creamy as frosting (in the best way possible). I like to lather it on before bed as a part of my nightly winter routine.
While an ‘everyday’ lip product could work for my lips in the winter, the best part about a super hydrating lip product in the winter is remembering to lather it on before going out in the cold and feeling like your lips are protected as opposed to instantly chapped. The Herbivore Coconut Oil Lip Conditioner is the product that I’ll be grabbing all season long.
I think we can all agree super dry hands in the winter is inevitable. Beautycounter’s Hand Cream, like all of their products, is a great option. Filled with a number of natural oils and extracts, it’s effective and smells amazing too.
My face is usually the place where I want hydrating products, without the thick texture that I prefer in my body or hand lotion. The Tata Harper Repairative Moisturizer fits the bill. It’s effective for dry skin without feeling heavy. Plus, I love supporting New England companies, and this female founded brand from Vermont continuously offers the best of the best.