Last week I saw the first signs of winter when I woke to a snow-covered lawn. Immediately I turned the sprinkler system off (a frozen, busted pipe is not fun—or cheap!) and then headed inside to find my favorite winter skin remedies before my lips dry up and my heels crack off.
During the dry months of winter, I am never without hand cream, foot cream and lip balm. If one or all of these areas begin to feel parched I start to panic. My chest gets tight, my breath turns shallow and I frantically search for moisture relief.
These days, I can’t get enough of the new Carmex Moisture Plus. I love the new tube packaging—no messy finger to wipe off after application—and the moisturizing benefits are as good as the old standby. My only issue? The rest of my family can’t keep their hands off it! I’ve had to replace my “borrowed” tube THREE TIMES.
Clinique is introducing a new hand cream this month called Deep Comfort Hand and Cuticle Cream. This hand cream is super emollient, conditioning cuticles and nails while moisturizing dry hands. I love that the formula is fragrance free and doesn’t compete with my perfume and leaves my hands feeling moisturized for hours.
Dry, scratchy heels are just not acceptable here at Makeup Bag headquarters. To keep my feet feeling soft I keep several foot creams in my nightstand but I keep reaching for Curel Targeted Therapy Deep-Penetrating Foot Cream. With shea butter, coconut milk and vitamin E, this thick, rich cream penetrates cracked heels and leaves skin soft and smooth. I buy this at CVS by the armloads for $5.99 each.
Tell me, what are your tried and true winter skin remedies?