Thursday, January 28, 2010

Winter Skin 101: Moisture





With all the scrubbing and exfoliation comes dryness and if this is prolonged, cracks! Especially now. No moisture. no mercy!
These are tried, tested and true- even the smelly one ( you'll find out soon)



Body:

Vaseline- Need I say more, its been around for yeahs and is so cheap, its comparative value is about a penny per use!

Bag Balm- This stuff smells really bad, like fresh leather smell. Fortunately, that's the only downside to this product. It works miracles and hydrates like no other. Word of caution- just mix it with your favorite fragrant go-to lotion and you should be fine.


Hands:

C.O.Bigelow Rose Salve and or Smith's Rosebud Salve- You can use these pretty much everywhere, but I love what they do to my hands and the soft scent of rose. I go through these like a can of Fresca. Also a great lip gloss too!

Face:

There's a great variety for sure, but since I'm on the oily in 2 seconds side- here are some of my faves to break the ice and refreshen the face.

Caudalie's Grape Water- Spritz this on before makeup and its refreshing. The water just sits and leaves a little halo but the application of your concealor, blush, eye cream will feel so great.


Feet:

Pink by Victoria's Secret Foot Lotion- yes, I could have gone with the minty smelling stuff here but decided to give something "clean" a try. VS has introduced its Pink line with "100% vegan ingredients" and is "Made in the U.S.A." Get out of town!
Drink!: Moisturize from the inside out as well, this helps in maintaining skin balance and naturally hydrate you.
First off- I'm not a fan of bottled water, so to help me with my "boring ol' water" problem I broil water with mint leaves and refridge it then when its cool I add those Crystal light Lemondae packs. Tickles the tongue I tell you!
Photo: by me
disclaimer: all products mentioned and photographed were purchased by me

disclosure: Caress body wash and beauty bars were received as products for possible review. All other products in the post were purchased by me.

3 comments:

SAUCY | eff. | BABY said...

Vaseline is the best thing ever! There's so many uses for it. I use it under my facial moisturizer, I also use it as a lotion. It really keeps skin protected & moisturized. So worth it!

I've never heard of grape water. Where can I purchase that?

-Nicole

Lacroix said...

You can get the Caudalie Grape Water from Sephora but some pharmacies or apothocaries carry it too!
Rose Water is really good as well..forgot to include that.

Danielle said...

I am going out to buy rosebud salve TODAY. and I LOVE your "I go through it like a can of Fresca" - I died laughing. In fact, that's what lit the fire under me to go out and buy the salve!