The weather last weekend was absolutely frigid. I told myself that I wasn’t going to go out unless I absolutely “had” to, because I’m not exactly a fan of experiencing -20 Celsius (-4 Fahrenheit). I also desperately needed gas for my car and didn’t want to stand outside at the pump when it was that cold out. I know, a lame excuse, but it’s the truth.
Lame excuses or not, my plan to hibernate was short-lived, because my best friend invited me out with her and her husband. If I told her that I wanted to avoid going out because I didn’t want to freeze while pumping gas, she would have made fun of me until I changed my mind….so I just went with it. Obviously, I bundled up before I left the house, but if you caught my snapchat story (follow me @jackmise!), you know that the experience practically left me frostbitten. Don’t worry, I’m aware that I’m a total “weather wimp.”
Even when I bundle up before heading outside on a cold winter day, my skin needs a little bit of extra love and care in the days that follow. Lucky for me, I have a pretty decent array of skincare products that I use to help combat the inevitable winter dryness. I’ve found that as long as I continually use moisturizers and creams, it doesn’t take long to bring my skin back to life after an encounter with the winter elements.
Today, I’m sharing some of my current favourites.
Scroll through to learn about 4 products to combat dry skin:
- Bioderma Atoderm Shower Gel
Ever since discovering Bioderma products last year, I’ve been hooked. For me, great skincare starts in the shower and I really love this gentle soap-free formula. It works to sooth and protect, while helping to restore moisture in your skin. I’ve been using this shower gel for a few weeks and my skin feels soft when I get out of the shower. I’m used to highly-scented shower gels, so it’s mild fragrance was the only aspect that took me a little bit of time to get used to.
- Bioderma Atoderm PP Balm
One of the first things I do after I get out of the shower is apply moisturizer to my arms and legs. Without it, my skin starts to peel and flake, which can get a little bit itchy (not to mention, it’s gross). This moisturizing balm works to sooth irritation and helps treat the itching. It also absorbs quickly, so you can get dressed right after you apply it without worrying that you’ll get cream all over your clothes.
- Jouviance Skin Rescue Intensive Repair Cream
Even though body moisturizers and lotions can do you a lot of good, sometimes, we have certain problem areas that just needs a little bit of extra attention. It’s a little bit gross, but I have some pretty bad calluses on the backs of my feet. I’m prone to blisters, so I’ve accumulated some scar tissue. This area of my skin is dry and often irritated, and I’ve been using this repair cream to help lessen the redness and diminish the look of the scar tissue. It hasn’t completely cleared up the issue, but I’ve noticed that skin feels smoother and hasn’t been bothering me as much since I started using this cream.
- Bioderma Atoderm Lips
If you’re anything like me, you probably have several lip balms in your collection. This particular formula repairs and protects damaged lips, ensuring they’re left feeling soft and supple. I wouldn’t say this particular lip balm prevents your lips from cracking on those extra cold days, but it does help to heel them after the fact. Bonus: it smells like raspberry!
Have you tried any of these products before?