Hello and welcome back, Beauties! As I’m typing this, it’s literally 15 degrees outside, so I figured I’d review a few of the body care items I purchased recently that are definitely essential when the temperature drops.
A while back, I did a post about my favorite winter essentials that included everything from socks to skincare. You can check that post out HERE in case you missed it. Anywho, as it’s gotten ridiculously cold where I live, I found that my skin, especially my legs, were extra dry and ashy. This led me to pick up the items we’re about to discuss, because there’s nothing worse than ashy, itchy legs when you’re already irritated because it’s cold out.
Enough rambling, let’s get into it!
I picked up all of these items from my local Harris Teeter grocery store, but I’m sure you can find them at the drugstore, Walmart, etc.
First up we have the CeraVe Healing Ointment, $10.49 at Walgreens. This product claims to protect and sooth dry, cracked and chafed skin with a non-greasy feel. You guys, this stuff is super thick like Vaseline and definitely leaves you with a slightly greasy feel. Not like a body oil greasy, but you definitely feel a little slick after you apply it, which doesn’t really bother me personally. I almost prefer it because then I know I have enough on. I use it after I shower at night in conjunction with the other products we’re gonna talk about today, but I’ve also used it on its own, and find that it really hydrates my skin without feeling too heavy. If you have super dry skin like I do, I definitely recommend you give this one a try.
Up next we have the Nivea Nourishing Body Oil, $8.99 at Target. This body oil contains avocado and macadamia oil and claims to absorb quickly, intensely nourish and deep condition the skin. This oil is a lot more lightweight than I typically go for when I’m using a body oil, but since I use it with other products, I don’t mind it too much. It doesn’t have a super strong scent, which is always good, and I agree with the claim that it absorbs easily into the skin. It absorbs so well that I almost forget I just applied it. Now, is it the most hydrating body oil I’ve ever used? Not really, but my skin is so dry that it could just be me. If your skin isn’t super duper dry like mine, I’m sure you’d find this a lot more hydrating for your skin than I do. It’s not a bad body oil or anything, it just needs to be a tad more hydrating for me to use it on its own.
Lastly, we have the product I use first in my moisturizing routine. I know, I totally posted these in reverse order, but whatever. The Jergens Wet Skin Moisturizer, $6.99 at Target, is the item I had to really work with before judgement, and I’ll tell you why. I’m definitely into rich, thick products. So, when I picked this up in the store, I expected it to basically be a body butter for the shower. It’s not. It’s much more of a lotiony texture that is a little on the watered down side, if that makes sense. I initially wasn’t into it, until I didn’t use it one night after I showered. I definitely noticed a difference in how my skin felt when I didn’t use it verses when I did. It claims to lock in hydration, and I definitely agree that it does. While it doesn’t hydrate my skin enough for me to not have to use lotion and things afterwards, which I thought it would, it definitely creates a nice base for your lotions and whatnot after using. I find that it works better and better on your skin the more you use it.
As a whole, I’m glad I gave these a go. For my super dry skin, this combo has been really helpful in keeping away the flaky ash that tends to creep onto my legs as it gets colder outside.
Let me know in the comments below what your go-to winter body care products are.
Until next time, Beauties!! xoxo