Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate: A Winter Tale

Dropping temperatures. Snowy sidewalks. Shorter days. Mountain getaways. Dry skin.

Winter comes with some happy side effects and some not-so-happy occurrences. I’m all for weekend excursions involving winter sports and snowy mountaintops. My skin, however, is not a fan of the cold, dry air – we live in Colorado after all.

We torture our skin all winter with steaming hot showers, blasting heat indoors and wind-blown days outdoors. It’s time to do our skin a solid and HYDRATE. Drinking water will certainly help and wearing sunscreen (yes, even when it’s cloudy) is always required. In addition, here are five of my favorite ways to rejuvenate my dry AF skin.

Sephora Collection Rose Face Mask

Sephora makes some of my absolute favorite face masks. And at $6 a pop, you can stock up and never be without this simple fix for dull, dry or overworked skin. I love the rose for ultra-hydration but any of these will work as a special treat for your face. I never travel without one.

First Aid Beauty (aka FAB) Ultra Repair Cream

Never fear – this luxurious, thick cream is good for everything from your face to your toes. I slather it on before bed and awake feeling soft all over. Bonus: contains no parabens, harsh chemicals or colorants. Shout out to my mom for gifting this to me (Hi, Mom!).

Josie Maran Argan Oil

An oldie but goodie. I’ve used Josie’s argan oil for as long as I can remember. It helps with split ends and dry cuticles, and is an amazing face moisturizer. I use this on my face each morning before applying makeup. There’s a variation out there for everyone. I’m also a big fan of this tinted argan daily moisturizer with SPF.

Boots Botanics Organic Toning Spritz with Rosewater

I almost lost my cool when this toner was out of stock while they redid the packaging. Thankfully, it’s back! Choose your own favorite, or give mine a try, but I highly recommend a water spritz for your face. You could get real fancy and even make your own (I did with lavender and it’s the best to spray right before bed).

Burt’s Bees Lip Balm

Another one I’ve used forever and still love. This superfruit 4-pack comes with two of my favorites – pomegranate (I swear it stains your lips just a tiny bit to appear rosy!) and coconut & pear. Obviously, you can find these at just about any local pharmacy or popular retail chain.

What do you swear by to keep your skin hydrated all winter long?


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