Thursday, December 16, 2010

Winter Skin Care Kit

Winter weather can wreck a woman's beautifully radiant skin. Unfortunately, by the time we figure out that our skin is suffering, the damage is done. It can sometimes take the entire winter just to return your skin to its naturally beautiful state in time for spring. Here are some things that you should have in your bathroom this winter. Keep them in one place and call it your winter weather kit.

St. Ives Oatmeal & Shea Butter

As you know, most of my low cost beauty products are from St. Ives. I don't work for them and they don't pay me to blog about their products. The fact is, their products do for my skin what Johnsons does for my baby's skin. The Oatmeal and Shea butter shower gel goes quickly and doesn't exfoliate at all. However, you feel moisturized, not greasy or oily, before you even step out of the shower. The lotion is thick but soft enough to smooth with ease when you are wet or dry. It leaves you feeling soft and moisturized, not oily, wet or greasy. You could place a piece of white paper on your skin and there would be no oil stain. The best part of the shower gel is if you don't have time for lotion, you won't need it for about 12 hours. If you use the lotion, it will last 24hours or until the next shower. Both products are cheaper than Nivea and Olay.

St. Ives Collagen Elastin

Those of you who saw my Beauty On One Red Cent video know that this is the best facial moisturizer for the lowest price. It also is the quickest rehydrator which is great for the winter weather. If you are paying more than $4 for you moisturize switch to this one. It plumps the skin to erase fine lines and wrinkles.

Avon Foot Works Foot Moisturizing Creme

This has to be the best foot creme for $2.99. It is very thick which is great because it hydrates up to 2 days. If your feet are dry and cracking, there's no need to spend excessive amounts of money on cremes and roll-ons. You will notice results within 24 hours. For massive re-hydration use with a pair of ankle socks overnight.

Shower Gloves

I am a compulsive exfoliator. I love even toned, soft skin. Since the St. Ives Oatmeal & Shea Butter shower gel doesn't exfoliate, I use these. I don't spend a wad of cash on them though. At Target these were $3 even. The great thing about these is they are gloves so you can really scrub the way you need. Also, they are machine washable.

Pumice Stone

For $1.99 at Walgreens you can afford to buy two. I used one for my feet and the other for the darkened, rough parts of my body. If you have an issue with your elbows or knees, GENTLY rub them with a pumice stone. You don't need to see anything happening just rub them for 5 to 10 second once or twice a week. After your first shower you will see results that progress over the next days until you use it again. It works faster and better than scar removers and cocoa butter. I rubbed it on a scar and found it faded to 50% within 1 week.

Put all of these things together in a cute box in your bathroom and your skin will be just as beautiful and radiant as it was this past summer.

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