I’m a self-diagnosed beauty junky. When I got a new job, the first thing I did was make an appointment to get my hair done and go to Sephora. Although I stick to a pretty simple beauty routine, I’ve always loved experimenting with makeup and trying new products. However, now that I’m older, I focus on finding products that I love and that keep my skin looking fresh and rejuvenated.
Can we all agree that winter is the worst for skin? Outside is cold and dry. Inside, I spent most of my time curled up next to a space heater that zapped all the moisture and shine from my skin. So, these are my favorite beautify products to keep my skin balmy and radiant regardless of the weather outside (or the overuse of a space heater).
Murad Acne Clearing Solution
I suffer from the occasional adult acne, and the acne products I’ve used in the past have always dried out my skin. I was a little hesitant about this product at first because it seemed too creamy and thick to be an acne product, but I’m totally converted. I love this product a lot – probably as much as you can love a skincare product. It always clears up my blemishes without drying out my skin, and it has become a trustworthy part of my daily routine.
Josie Maran Argan Oil Light
I’m pretty sure that argan oil has taken at least three years from under my eyes. I softly dab this under my eyes after I wash my face in the AM and PM, and like magic, all those barley-there crow wrinkles disappear. I also use argan oil everywhere else – cuticles, dry hair, scars, or rough spots, it’s all fair game. I rarely leave the house without throwing this stuff in my purse.
Moisturizing Lip Products
I’m obsessed with super lush lip products. My favorites include Mac Shy Girl and any of the Fresh Sugar Lip Treatments. Both these lipsticks are ultra moisturizing and leave my lips soft.
Macadamia Leave-In Nourishing Cream
Hair gets dry in the winter too, and this is my favorite product fix for dry hair (in addition to argan oil). I usually run some through my roots and on the ends of my hair before I blow dry it, and I use it anytime my hair feels brittle and dry. Macadamia products can be a bit pricey, but I’ve had this same bottle for almost a year and half, and I use it almost every day. And I love this stuff because it isn’t greasy (even when you use a little bit too much).
Dr. Jart Ceramidin Cream
I go back and forth on this product. Sometimes it is can be a little too heavy for my skin, and I end up breaking out, but in the winter months, when my skin is parched, I put this on before putting on a tinted moisturizer in the mornings. I also have a lot of skin damage (the perils of being pale), and I really think this has help to fade some of my sun damage and to protect my skin from outside elements.
There you go, those are my favorite beauty essentials for Winter, but hopefully, Spring will be rolling around pretty soon. I know we’ve had some warmer weather in DC lately (thank goodness). And just for reader information, please note this is not a sponsored post, I just honestly love these products (and use them religiously) and wanted to share them with you.