Winter time is right around the corner and I don’t know about you but in New York, we can already feel the sting of the frigid weather on the horizon. Don’t let you skin pay the price of being unprepared just because you think you have to spend a million bucks to get a great moisturizer for your skin during the cold winter months.
During the winter I like to moisturize my skin with thick buttery type moisturizers to get into every curve and crevice. I’m on my Pharell plan (lack of aging) and besides a healthy diet and good nights rest, keeping your skin hydrated will help prevent wrinkles!! So I’ve compiled a list of moisturizing lotions and body butters that I have had great experience with during the winter months that are still cost effective in my budget.
1. Trader Joes Coconut Body Butter: This body butter is 8oz full of thick coconut oil, shea butter, and vitamin E awesomeness! At about 5 bucks this moisturizer is good for use on all parts of the body. It is a bit on the heavy side so it may not be your preference for a facial moisturizer but during the winter you want as much protection for you face against the harsh elements. It smells heavenly and the texture of the product smooths onto the skin very easily. A little goes a long way so you will be able to get many uses out of this product.
2. Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream For Dry & Sentitive Skin: I recently starting using this moisturizer after my skin faced a very rough dry patch after coming back from Las Vegas. I never experienced severely dry skin on my face before and was worried about using something that may be too harsh or even further drying. Cetaphil cream runs about 9 dollars of 16oz (though Ulta has it on sale on occasion) What I love about this moisturizing cream is it is fragrance free and very light on the skin. Though it isn’t as thick as my other favorite moisturizers it still gets the job done just as well. A little also goes a long way as you do not want to apply too much of this product to avoid the shine it may cause if over applied.
3. Vaseline Intensive Care Advanced Repair : I rarely ever think of purchasing Vaseline products as moisturizers for anything other than my lips. However I was sent the Intensive Care Advanced Repair lotion from Influenster to sample and review and I was pleasantly pleased. At about $4.00 for 10oz in your local drug store, this lotion is thick without the greasy after feeling. It also lacks a fragrance, and lasts ALL day! Trust me I put it to the test and I was pleasantly pleased that after a long day, when I removed my jeans I wasn’t faced with a leg full of ashiness!
4. Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion: I LOVE LOVE LOVE Aveeno products (though some of them can be on the pricy side) because they just never let me down. This lotion I use as both a skin moisturizer but also a facial moisturizer without having to buy the pricier facial moisturizer that Aveeno does sell as well. At about 7.00 dollars at Target for 12oz I can not complain at all because I am getting a two for one deal in facial and body moisturizing. This lotion is not only fragrance free as well it is hypoallergenic and great for sensitive skin.
5. St. Ives Soothing Body Lotion (Oatmeal & Shea Butter): This moisturizing lotion costs about 5 dollars in your local drug store and is a family favorite in my household. I love St. Ives facial scrubs and the body lotions are right up to par with what I expect from the brand. St. Ives is thick and creamy while being created for sensitive skin. This lotion is also very similar to the Vaseline Advanced Repair, where it is so thick you think you would have a greasy after feeling but it doesn’t leave behind a reside either. I do find I need to re-apply this lotion a little more often rather than the set it and forget it method I’ve used/experienced with the Vaseline lotion.
What moisturizers/lotions have you had success with during the frigid winter months?