Woof – who else’s skin is exhausted from the winter weather?! I’m so on top of moisturizing in the summer, but winter oftentimes I slack. I think it’s because you step out of your shower and immediately feel cold so buttering up with lotion isn’t as appealing as jumping into pjs! What about you?
Last month I noticed my cuticles were in shambles, my hands looks comparable to Rango, my complexion was dull and I was dry from head to toe. Yuck. I decided to get my ish together and HYDRATE my poor dry winter skin.
5 HYDRATING FACE PRODUCTS SAVING MY DRY WINTER SKIN
1. TULA OVERNIGHT SKIN RESCUE TREATMENT: SHOP NOW
This bottle comes with a pretty price tag, so I only use it when I need serious rescuing. And it works [legit overnight] so it’s worth it! I just finished my first bottle and I’ve had it for three years! Don’t tell me the suggested shelf life, but all that to say it lasts a really long time.
I apply this at night in replacement of my usual moisturizer on a clean face before bed.
It’s super thick and creamy so you only need a small dab for your entire face and neck. Oh and it smells like lemon cookies so I mean, that’s good.
So what’s in it?
Bifida Ferment Lysate: Hydrates and locks in moisture
Blend of watermelon: provides an instant hydration boost
Bacillus Coagulans Ferment: helps decrease the appearance of pore size and improve the look of fine lines and wrinkles.
Vitamin C: boosts skin’s brightness and helps to fade the look of dark spots.
Indian Gentian: helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
Alpha Hydroxy Acids: helps to boost the appearance of skin’s firmness and smoothness.
Also note, Tula products are cruelty-free and free of these toxic ingredients: Sulfate, Natural Fragrance, DEA, TEA.
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2.TULA KEFIR ULTIMATE RECOVERY MASK: SHOP NOW
I’ve had this Tula mask in my PR stash for awhile now and regret not using it sooner. It’s a dry complexion RESCUER!
The formula has a Kefir Hydro Complex which is derived from a fermented milk drink that is full of powerful probiotic strains which provide intense moisture to distressed, dry skin. That’s from the Tula website and I 100% am in agreement. Adding this to my routine has been a game changer.
To use, just apply a thin layer on your skin and let it soak in. After 30 minutes, if you still have some product left you can wipe it away with a damp cloth, but honestly I just leave the mask on until it’s totally soaked up.
I’ve been applying this mask three times a week at night.
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3.TULA GLOW AND GET IT EYE BALM: SHOP NOW
This product sold out in record time when Tula launched it and is not yet restocked, but when it is I will let you know via Instagram Stories. I honestly wasn’t sure if it’d be worth the hype, but I’m here to say it in fact is.
This cute little eye balm has:
Caffeine: helps to tighten and firm the look of lines & wrinkle
Aloe, Apple & Watermelon: provide deep hydration to the delicate eye area
Blueberry: rich in antioxidants, hydrates and protects the skin
Okay, your eye cream may have those benefits so who is this different for three reasons?
1.It has a really nice cooling effect. I’m honestly addicted to this aspect and attribute it to reducing the puffiness I had on my eyelids [thanks for those, Dad
2.It’s a balm you can reapply all day. I addition to applying it before my eye cream in the morning to make my eye look more awake, you can apply this OVER your make up throughout the day for a pick me up. I suggest doing this on your orbital bone for a illuminating glow.
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4.BEAUTYCOUNTER FACE OIL: SHOP NOW
To amp up your moisturizer with even more nutrients and preventative qualities, add in two drops of a face oil! I simply take my dab of moisturizer, add in the face oil drops, mix them together and gently press the combo onto my face.
When it comes to face oil, I have tried a few and my favorite so far is Beautycounter’s #1 Brightening and Vitamin C facial oil. It’s the best I’ve tried because:
- The ingredients are 100% clean [join my clean beauty list here]
- The consistency is very light. Some facial oils are so heavy that they never soak into the skin, yuck!
- It’s chalk full of antioxidents which boost collagen production and strengthen skin elasticity, thus reducing fine lines
- You’ll literally glow. Like literally, my skin has never been healthier and I attribute a chunk of that due to adding in facial oil.
5.PMD MICRODERM PRO: SHOP NOW
My skin leans dry and, like I mentioned, especially in the winter! I’ve been using this device since July and it’s a total life saver. I slacked in January because I needed to reload on the discs, so anyways.. adding it back in has been a game changer. Whether you lean dry or oily, it’s a great device to add to your weekly skin care routine.
So what is it? The PMD Personal Microderm Pro pairs a spinning disc with gentle vacuum suction which cleans your pores, exfoliates your skin and promotes cell turnover which all results in brighten, smooth and even skin tone and texture.
Other benefits I’ve seen:
Due to the increased cell turnover, your breakouts heal quicker. Of course you shouldn’t run the device over open wound blemishes, but for any that do not have broken skin this device helps the cells turnover and in turn, zap that blemish fast!
If I don’t focus on maintaining the health of my pores around my nose, I’ll get super red and just not look great. Cleansing brushes do a great job at gutting pores, but at times it’s hard to get all up in that area. Due to the small tip of the PMD device, I find I can maintain the health of my pores in this area much easier!
Seriously, right after using this I just feel like my skin has been gutted, in the very best way. It’s one of those products that you see and feel an immediate result from. I know it’s a splurge item, so I’ll alert you on the next Sephora VIB sale or if it’s included in the NSales this year. I think it’s worth every single penny at full price though!
After cleaning my face with this cleanser and allowing my skin to dry, I’ll use my PMD device. Make sure your skin is freshly clean but also dry!
So there ya have it! These five products have made my skin much healthier, less dry and much more hydrated. I’m ready for summer now, hehe. Where ya at sunshine?! Xo Mindy
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