Anyone out there starting to think about the new year and goals for 2017 now that Christmas is over? With winter in full swing, one of my resolutions is to take better care of my skin & body. Unfortunately, during the colder months, I suffer from severe dry skin. Dry skin can be extremely unattractive and even painful depending on the severity. With that said, I’ve partnered up with SkinFix to build a comprehensive skin care routine and keep my entire body hydrated all winter long.
SkinFix has everything you need to spoil your skin. I was presented 4 dermatologist-recommended items to try out: Ultra Rich Body Butter, Ultra Rich Hand Cream, Cleansing Oil Wash, and Lip Repair Balm. It’s so hard to pick a favorite because all of these work beautifully hand-in-hand. The great thing about all of these products is that they are fragrance-free. Don’t get me wrong — I love aromatic body care products. From my experience though, heavily fragranced products can deplete the skin of nutrition and moisture. Also, if you have sensitive skin or have any perfume allergies, these products will be right up your alley. SkinFix has a rich history and over a century of proven efficacy to keep everyone’s skin looking and feeling its best.
ULTRA RICH BODY BUTTER
Formulated with natural shea butter, coconut oil, and sunflower oil, this luxurious body butter is amazing for quenching the entire body. My legs occasionally get scaly, so the body butter really helps to eliminate (and prevent!) that. It is really rich, with natural emollients that work to heal, protect, and tighten the skin. Instead of white flakes, I’m now blessed with super soft and supple skin. Once a week, I will exfoliate my entire body before applying this body butter to help the product seep deeper into the skin.
ULTRA RICH HAND CREAM
If you use your hands a lot to do dishes or like to wash your hands frequently, then this hand cream will be your savior. After an intensive house cleaning, my hands always feel extremely dry. This hand cream is a quick fix and doesn’t feel overwhelmingly oily after application. It reduces redness, relieves itching, and rebuilds damaged skin with rich natural butters, a blend of healing botanicals, and emollient oils. Formulated with 1% colloidal oatmeal, this medicinal hand cream is ideal for those with eczema, dermatitis, and other skin conditions involving dryness. A little bit goes a long way with this stuff, so I know my tube will last me a while.
CLEANSING OIL WASH
Normally, I prefer scented body washes. However, I must say that this botanic-based cleansing oil wash leaves my skin feeling much fresher and cleaner. Since it’s free of sulfates and infused with natural emollient oils of sunflower, grape seed, and jojoba oil, I can be assured that my skin is always well-nourished. If you have eczema or sensitive skin, this formula will be your perfect skin fix in the shower.
LIP REPAIR BALM
I always used to think I was cursed with big lips because they are ALWAYS parched year round. High-maintenance much? It’s always such a pain to apply lip color because it would never glide on consistently no matter the brand or quality. There’s just no hiding chapped lips! This lip repair balm magically works wonders on my lips to banish the cracks and allow for a smooth lipstick application. By using this consistently after I shower and before I do my make-up, my lips always feel soft and hydrated. Last but not least, I love that it’s in a portable tube. I can easily take this with me on my travels and touch-up in between running errands.
What are some of your favorite skin care products to use to fight winter dry skin?
Photos by David Potter
***Special thanks to SkinFix for sponsoring this post! All opinions are my own.***