Skin Savers - my top 3 products for keeping your skin hydrated!



Hi! So, with all this cold weather, I felt compelled to do a quick little post on my top 3 skin savers. Honestly, I use all 3 of these products year round but right now in the last cold days of the season (I hope), they are more important than ever.

These are my top  3 - there are about 8 bazillion others I have tried, but these are my tried and true favorites for facial moisturizing. All-over body moisturizers are a whole different ballpark, so I will do a review on those at a later date! Enjoy! XO

1. Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Swivel Stick - Ok so I know this one isn't particularly fancy, but this is my #1 most used product year round. On days I don't wear any make-up, I still have this on hand. I've been using this for the last 5 years or so, it's one of those things that you find and then never go back to using anything else. It is the ONLY thing that works for my chapped lips in winter (and spring, summer, and fall!). Honestly, sometimes I dab some on the creases on either side of my nose when they get a little dry, too! Every gal I know swears by a different chap-stick or lip balm - this is mine. There is no color, so you can put virtually anything on top of it. You can find this little gem at Target, most drugstores, and it's $2-3 bucks a pop. I have 3 or 4 circulating around in all my different bags I carry! Oh and ladies, this is perfect to pick up for your guy who is complaining of chapped lips and is constantly borrowing your chap-stick but won't go get one of his own...there is no scent and it's totally manly...;-)

2. Bobbi Brown Tinted Moisturizing Balm with SPF 25 in Light to Medium Tint - Of all of the tinted moisturizers I've tried, this one is it for me. I tried it last year for the first time and have been using it ever since. You only need a teeeensy bit of this to cover your face - it's perfect for days when you don't want a full face of make-up but still want something to even out your skin tone. It's pretty sheer and I apply this with the same Sephora brush I use to apply my concealer (Pro-Foundation Brush #47). I lightly dab the brush and then apply all over. It's so easy to use and will last you forever! This + a little mascara and you are ready to go. I have to give an honorable mention here to the Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer which is also a favorite of mine.


3. Kiehl's Ulta Facial Moisturizer - This is the perfect moisturizer to put on before your makeup. I use it daily, apply right when I get out of the shower, wait for my skin to soak it up, and then apply makeup as usual. I love it because it's not oily and doesn't leave a weird residue on my face. It's a very gentle product and I've never had any issues with red spots or breaking out - some other moisturizers give my sensitive skin some problems - but this one is user friendly! Again, you don't need much to cover your whole face - I get a dime size amount and use all over each morning.

What products do all of you swear by to keep your skin moisturized? I would especially love to know from any of you sensitive skin/combination skin folks like myself...comment below!

Happy Sunday!

XO


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