Hey y’all! I know it’s already February but since we’re apparently all having 6 more weeks of winter I figured it’s not too late to share some of my skin care favorites for winter. Since generally my only skin problem is dryness, I’m especially focused on moisturizing during the winter. So without further ado, here are my current skincare favorites!
In completely unrelated news, I just found out that the proper phrase is “without further ado” NOT “without further adieu.” *le sigh* Find out why here.
All Day, Every Day!
I must confess that this is a new favorite for me! I used to be a slave to this Olay body lotion ($7.69 @ Target) and then to this Aveeno body lotion ($6.99 @ Target). Recently though, I was going through so. much. lotion. during this super cold (and dry!) Nebraska winter that I really wanted to try something a little less expensive. (Seriously, I felt like I was buying bottles of lotion every 2-3 weeks.) I know those prices are not outrageous (especially compared to what I pay for some makeup products but it goes so quickly in the winter that I couldn’t help wanting to look for something else). So the last time I was at the grocery I decided to pick up a bottle of old fashioned St. Ives Naturally Soothing Oatmeal & Shea Butter lotion and OMG I am so glad I did. It’s not that much less expensive and sells for $4.99 at Target (I admit, I paid about $3.50 at the Commissary) but I am officially obsessed with it!! The St. Ives is a great moisturizer, absorbs quickly, and I feel like it goes further (so I use less) than the other lotions. All three are great lotions but with the smoothness and wonderful scent of the St. Ives one, I’m completely hooked.
Oh the great hand lotion debate. I could do an entire post on all the different hand lotions I’ve tried over the years. Everytime I hear a salesperson say “OMG, it’s not greasy at all” I end up with the greasiest lotion known to man. I’m not sure what most people mean by “greasy” but if a lotion leaves a film on my hands at all I don’t like it and it’s not for me. That being said, a couple years ago my husband brought this amazing Aveeno lotion back from a deployment (of all places) and I used it one day when my own ran out and was instantly hooked. Intense moisture, check. No greasy feeling, check!!! There’s not really a smell to it which is perfectly fine for me. I’ve had some hand lotions that are so strongly scented that they overpower any other scent you’re wearing that day. Case in point, if you’re hands are struggling with dryness…do yourself a favor and splurge on a bottle! It does sell for $6.29 at Target but it lasts forever (even when used several times per day) and is so worth it!
I was an Olay girl for as long as I can remember. My grandmother used it, my mom used it, and so naturally when I started caring about my face, I began using it. I used different variations of Olay face lotion until their face lotion with sunscreen started to make my face burn like fire when I would put it on after a shower. (I was using one with SPF and I think that was the problem?) I stupidly suffered through this for about six months before deciding to try something new. Since I was loving the Aveeno body and hand lotions at the time, I decided it might be good for my face too! The very first time I used the Aveeno Positively Radiant face lotion I was in love! It did not burn my apparently sensitive face and really did give me a nice glow. I’ve been hooked ever since.
Ok. I don’t have a good night cream right now. I’m currently using this which I mistakenly bought thinking it was a night cream. It’s ok, it kind of does the job. (No, SPF, so no face burning as referenced above.) But I’m going to be 28 in a few short months people, I need a good night cream! (In it’s defense, it’s not advertised as a night cream, I’m just a spaz.) Anyway, I’ve sort of looked at Olay Regenerist but I haven’t done much research on it or any others. What is your favorite night cream? Have you tried different ones?
Basically What You Need to Know Is…
…experiment and figure out what’s right for your skin/face. And know that sometimes your skin/hormones change and you need to adapt to that change! Are you using any skin care products that you love? Please share in the comments!
*No links are affiliate. None of these companies have a clue who I am and I have not been compensated for my opinions. I really just have all these opinions on lotion all on my own. *