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Over here in Toronto, we have been facing some extreme cold weather. Yesterday, as I walked outside from the car to my local drugstore, I was whipped in the face with -23 degrees Celcius weather. I don’t even know what that would be with the windchill. Needless to say, it’s cold and my skin has been taking a beating. But, these products have been helping! Here are my top 5 products to use in frigid cold weather.
Top 5 Products to Use in Frigid Cold Weather
This stuff has been a lifesaver in this weather! Instead of using a moisturizer at night, I’ve swapped it with the Tarte Maracuja Oil. I apply it all over my face and neck and focus the oil on places where I experience the most dryness, like around my lips and nose. If you don’t want to dish out the cash for maracuja oil, there are so many other oils you can use as a moisturizer – coconut oil is a fantastic moisturizer as well.
I’ve opted for body butters instead of creams in this cold weather and the Tree Hut Shea Body Butter is an affordable one (fun fact: my container is actually empty!) However, it does contain parabens, so I would not recommend this particular body butter if that is a concern for you (it is a concern for me, but I just loved the smell of this soo much!)
I try to purchase products with friendly ingredients for my skin, so my next body butter purchase (although pricy) will most likely be from L’Occitane (hey, you get what you pay for). I was using the L’Occitane Hand Creams that has 20% of shea butter, but I ran of that as well… Clearly, shea butter is quite loved in this cold weather.
I’m sure most people know about this product, so I won’t go into too much detail. I like to use this spray (more like, drench my face with this spray) before applying my makeup to add some extra moisture to my face. Fix+ is life!
I am always on the hunt for a good primer. I find that the Cover FX Calming Primer is fantastic in frigid cold weather because it calms the redness on my face and prepares it nicely before I apply my makeup. I have found that preparing my skin before is the key to combatting the cold and a smooth makeup application.
I usually wouldn’t opt for matte lips in cold weather – it tends to be a disaster in the end with chapped and dry lips. This has been a great find for me: the Bite Beauty Matte Creme Lip Crayon (I have the mini). I love to wear matte lips, but this lip crayon does not dry them out! I love this colour in particular because it’s a neutral lip that flatters my complexion well and doesn’t wash me out.
The Bite Beauty lipsticks are also a fantastic lip product to use in this weather because they provide great moisture to the lips (I have this duo in nude rose/light brown nude). And if you’re not a big on lipsticks, lip balm is a must in the cold weather too: Burts Bees, Nivea and Fresh are some of my favourites.
TL;DR? At Least Read This
- Opt for an oil instead of a moisturizer at night for extra-added moisture to the skin.
- Switch out regular hand creams for body butters – brownie points for shea butter!
- MAC Fix+. Need I say more?
- Use a moisturizing primer that won’t dry out your skin – bonus: one that calms redness is even better.
- Moisturizing lip products like creamy lipsticks and lip balms will avoid dry and chapped lips.
Hope these tips helped! As always, if you have any questions or concerns, leave a comment on this post and I will respond. :) Thanks for reading!