winter woes

Seeing as this is my first real winter living outside of California, I have been introduced to the terrible things that winter does to my skin. When I saw all those commercials about dry cracked skin in the winter I never really understood, but NOW I get it! For under $65, I have come up with a simple and easy way keep your skin intact until spring finally rolls around.

1) HUMIDIFIER!!! I never understood the beauty of these little units until I went and picked one up. The first night that I used it I slept like a baby and when I woke up I didn’t feel like I lived on a desert island.

love this baby

2) Dove deep moisture body wash. This body wash is a miracle worker. When you get out of the shower and dry off it feels like you have already applied moisturizer to your entire body, and it keeps your skin (even your elbows and knees) moisturized and soft all day.

body savior

3) Dear john facial cream.  Now you may think that I am crazy, but I apply this cream to my face and neck morning and night; it keeps my skin so moisturized and soft (I even put a little on my lips before bed). This cream has been a lifesaver for my complexion this winter.

there's a reason why it's an ELLE top 5

Those are my three tools for surviving winter!  Hopefully it will be an early spring.