January 17, 2013

Beauty - The Best Products for Winter Weary Skin

It's snowing. We know. Blah blah, beauty blah. While blathering on about how skin, feet and lips have become the consistency of sandpaper I thought I'd share my top beauty picks for the season. While the usual suspects of the season appear on most magazine pages, I've included beauty products that are mostly chemical free, gentle on the bod and not as well known on the drugstore.

How to Fix Winter-Weary Skin (as featured on The Kit).

1. For fresh feet
Tired of paying for pricey pedicures? The Solevation mat sticks in a shower and gives tired, rough feet an easy way to exfoliate. It’s hands-free and provides the same experience of a loofah, with personal pressure from standing up. With a few weeks of use, your feet will already feel like you’ve been walking on a beach. Minus the sunburn.

2. For tired skin
Looking for a cream for parched winter skin? The Cherlyn Bio-Restore Cream, which contains a concentration of five botanical extracts (bilberry, sugar cane, sugar maple, orange, lemon) leaves skin feeling smooth and fresh, without any chemicals. The company is also 100% Canadian, and the cream works to restore the skin’s own power to heal over time.

3. For a winter glow
While the weather outside is frightful, that oh-so-gorgeous glow can become dim from the outside. Tata Harper’s Replenishing Nutrient Complex provides antioxidants to the skin in the form of face oil. A swipe on the forehead, cheekbones and chin gives an outer glow for thirsty skin.

4. For a smoother pucker
Sure, lip scrubs have made their comeback this year but Lush’s Popcorn sugar and salt scrub is the best solution for dry chapped lips. The scrub is natural enough that with one lick of the tongue, you wont feel guilty slurping up salt. Think kettlecorn rather than butter popcorn.

5. For a softer shake
While gloves and mitts can protect frigid hands from the frost, there will always be a need for a luxurious moisturizer in the winter. L’Occitane’s limited edition Date Bouquet hand cream provides a super high concentration of Shea butter to condition the hands, while the slightly sweet scent of dates can trigger memories of nutty desserts. The 30 ml bottle is also perfect for slipping in a clutch for a night out.


  1. My hands are so dry they hurt! Definitely need to test out your recommendations!

  2. Great way to exfoliate the skin of the feet but sadly I can't try this for a month cause I went to a toe doctor and advised me for a therapy. But when its done, I will definitely try that one out.

  3. If any of our body parts become as course as a sandpaper, the need of any beauty products should be kept in mind. Who would want to have a body that feels like as dry as a desert?

  4. A winter weary skin, there is the high chance of dryness because of the lower temperature. A moisturizer would be suffice to fix that. But if you have oily skin then I suggest a dermatologist 'cause from what I heard, you can have a dry skin and at the same time have an oily skin too, making it a dilemma.

  5. I agree with Victoria, moisturizer is your best friend during this kind of season. Even mild soaps can make you skin looking very dry and itchy. Lotion and cream is the best way to have a softer shake.

  6. I never imagined the radiant glow would be possible in a frigid weather. I would definitely try your list in the winter and I will update you if it works on my skin. My skin is too dry and I hoping that this would work on me.

  7. The worst thing about winter is what it brings to our skin's condition. It dries out our skin, even parts of our face that don't usually get dry can be affected and it does not look good at all, it can even make us look older.

  8. After a long of bicycling and walking it's good to take a rest and relax your muscles. I think, this is one good way in pampering our body.

  9. Winter is such a burden to those people with dry skin. It dries out very fast and the skin tends to get flaky. I am glad that skin care products are readily available to cater to the needs of my skin.

  10. Just like Eva, I did have skin problems during winter. I am thankful that I stumbled upon this blog, it helped me a lot. I like the way you write posts, I think its inclined for the simple woman who have little time to spare when it comes to dressing up.

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