Winter must haves for face and body

Winter weather must haves

As I sit shivering I’ve gathered together the items that are in current use around my house that are helping me get through this change in weather. Even though we haven’t gone below freezing yet, my skin notices the change and wants me to amp up what I’m using. All of these are recommended and your body will thank you for using them.

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Starting with the shower I’ve been using two new Softsoap* limited edition moisturizing body washes. I even started a giveaway today (link) so that you can try them yourself. Both of these are wonderfully hydrating and the scents are terrific. I’m especially crazy about ICED Kiss with its sweet peppermint fragrance but there’s no denying that FROSTED Wish is one to stock up on. The cherry fragrance is more feminine and the wash is pink so it would make a great (heavy) stocking stuffer.

Softsoap LE Moisturizing Body Washes

After I’m out of the shower I use a fragrance free body lotion since I already have a slight lingering fragrance from my wash. The two in current rotation are Nubian Heritage Shea Butter & Aloe Body Lotion (review*) and SeabuckWonders Himalayan Sea Buckthorn Body Lotion (review*). I live out of two bathrooms so I want a great lotion in each. Usually right after my shower I’ll use the Nubian Heritage while other days if I skip a shower I’ve got the SeabuckWonders to slather on before dressing.

Nubian Heritage Shea Butter & Aloe, Seabuck Wonders Himalayan Body Lotion

My feet and heels need help day and night. They get flaky and crack if I don’t take care of them. During the day I’ll use one of my body lotions on them. But at night I need something more powerful and in current use is ATOPALM Moisturizing Foot and Heel Balm which is sadly discontinued. I’ll most likely switch to the ATOPALM Intensive Moisturizing Cream. The balm I’m using isn’t greasy so it sinks in easily and it’s fragrance free which is a biggie for me.

ATOPALM Moisturizing Foot and Heel Balm

My hands desperately need moisture. They often look dehydrated and I’m concerned about the cold weather. I recently bought Skinfix Hand Relief Cream which is helping. As you suspect it’s fragrance free and it doesn’t leave a film behind. I can instantly do what I need to do without waiting for it to dry. I’m very happy that it’s got no added fragrance, urea, soy, glutens, parabens, or phthalates. So far I don’t have to constantly reapply it either.

Skinfix Hand Relief Cream
winter relief

My lips – oh my often chapped lips. These get special treatment and I always have a balm or three with me. My latest include Dr. Pawpaw Multipurpose Soothing Balm in both natural and peach tinted and also a new one to me, Blue Lagoon Lip Balm.

Dr. Pawpaw Balm, original and tinted peach pink balm

Dr. Pawpaw needs to be reapplied fairly often which is the only problem I find with it. It’s fragrance free and the original is recommended for lips, skin, hair and beauty finishing, cuticles and nails. The tints come in a few shades and aren’t sticky so my hair doesn’t stick to my lips.

Blue Lagoon Rejuvenating Lip Balm

BLUE LAGOON REJUVENATING LIP BALM* is one special lip balm. It’s more like a treatment than the ordinary lip balm. It has a light peppermint fragrance and it’s fabulously rejuvenating. It’s unlike anything I’ve used lately and I want it on my lips all the time. It contains a patented Blue Lagoon Algae that is only found in Iceland’s Blue Lagoon sea water.  Research has proven that Blue Lagoon Algae:

  • Reverses the effects of aging on the skin
  • Reduces UV-induced degradation of collagen in the skin
  • Stimulates skin’s natural collagen production

    Blue Lagoon Iceland Lip Balm

This is the answer for me this winter. It’s already proven to be a powerhouse in how my lips look and feel. While it’s more expensive than most it’s what you need and will make the perfect stocking stuffer. How much do I like it? I bought 2 more to get me through the winter since it’s 20% off for Cyber Monday!

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My winter must haves are vital to my being as the weather encroaches, I may not be mentally ready for winter but at least my body is prepared.  —  Marcia

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  1. gloria patterson | 27th Nov 17

    Marcia you make me laugh with some of your comments……… they sound like they are coming out of my mouth!

    I know what you are saying about dry winter skin because I have it. It has been cold here and apartment all around me are running their heat and heating my apartment. I run a humidifier 24/7 and it helps some. I have used the SKINFIX and really like it. Do you ever wear a pair of cotton socks to bed after you coated your feet. That really helps a lot you can do the same with your hands (cotton gloves) but they drive me nuts.

  2. Lola Seicento | 27th Nov 17

    What wonderful picks, Marcia! That Blue Lagoon Rejuvenating Lip Balm sounds really fantastic! The Seabuck Wonders Himalayan Body Lotion is one of my favorites.

  3. Judy | 28th Nov 17

    I can’t stand dry winter skin. Thanks for the tips…I’ve never heard of some of theses brands

  4. Never Say Die Beauty | 28th Nov 17

    I can’t believe that I have never tried any of these brands, but Dr. PawPaw and SkinFix are both on my list!

  5. 25 Sweetpeas | 28th Nov 17

    Winter skin is never fun! Seasonal scents help make it fun!

  6. Courtney | 28th Nov 17

    Mint everything is my jam right now!

  7. The Jedi Wife | 28th Nov 17

    I’m starting to feel the effects of the changing seasons although it isn’t particularly cold around here yet. I guess it’s time to switch up my routine, and I’ll be trying out some of your suggestions!

  8. Kristina | The Feminine Files | 28th Nov 17

    That Lip Balm sounds amazing and I LOVE every product that I’ve tried from Nubian Heritage!

  9. | 28th Nov 17

    Dr. PawPaw is a quick-fix when my lips are chapped. The Softsoap body washes sound lovely! I enjoy a body wash with a good, lasting fragrance.

  10. Kathryne | 28th Nov 17

    Never heard of Blue Lagoon (the movie yes, but this one no). It sounds like a nice lip product this time of the year when my lips need all TLC

  11. Phyrra | 28th Nov 17

    Dr Paw Paw is a favorite of mine!

  12. Jen Mathews | 28th Nov 17

    I still need to try Dr Paw Paw! It’s not cold yet in LA but hopefully soon!

  13. Cindy (Prime Beauty) | 28th Nov 17

    That lip balm sounds amazing! I have the body washes and they smell wonderful!

  14. Honeygirlk | 28th Nov 17

    I love that Seabuck Wonders Body Lotion. It is one of my favorites to use and is perfect for the colder months for my dry skin.

  15. Kristi V BeginNails | 28th Nov 17

    The SoftSoap scents sound amazing and the Paw Paw just has the cutest name!

  16. nichole costa | 28th Nov 17

    I can’t imagine having to switch up skincare for each season

  17. Lisa Marie Heath | 29th Nov 17

    I have not seen that softsoap yet! I’ll have to look for it!

  18. Madhubani | 29th Nov 17

    Amazing picks.. Each of them sounds so amazing..

  19. Polarbelle | 29th Nov 17

    This is sort of a side note, when I first glanced at your page, I thought the items were in your hand! I thought how CUTE, where do I find minis of all these!! Lol, then I looked closer. Some of these things would be amazing as purse sizes, wouldn’t they?

  20. Painted Fingertips | 29th Nov 17

    I need to get some of that foot balm. I’m always neglecting my feet.

  21. stepford witch | 29th Nov 17

    My first time to hear of some brands here. Always interesting to discover new stuff. Thanks! 🙂

  22. Ehmkay nails | 29th Nov 17

    I really do switch out products for the brash weather. The blue lagoon sounds awesome.

  23. Jenalyn | 30th Nov 17

    I feel you on the dry lips, oh man. Mine are always splitting and cracking, so I have probably 8 different lip things in my rotation that I use in an attempt to get them to not look like a hot mess.

  24. Lynda | 30th Nov 17

    there are some great picks in here!! thanks for the roundup!

  25. Gabrielle | 1st Dec 17

    That stinks that ATOPALM Moisturizing Foot and Heel Balm has been discontinued. I hate it when that happens to products that really work. Also, I absolutely have to try that BLUE LAGOON REJUVENATING LIP BALM*. My lips have been in an uncomfortable state lately.

  26. Ashley Martinez | 2nd Dec 17

    Love these product picks. My skin gets so dry in the winter.

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  28. The Beauty of Life | 5th Dec 17

    Those Softsoap body washes sound like they’re right up my alley!

  29. Darcy L Koch | 7th Dec 17

    I would use any of these products. As I get older I need to really keep my skin in the best condition I can.

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