My skin already leans dry, but this time of year it can get a bit crazy. Now that we’re almost through the depths of winter, I thought it was a good opportunity to share some of my favorite body care products for keeping my skin smooth, soft, and nourished.
ShaveWorks The Cool Fix ($21.00/10ml @ Sephora) – If you tend to break out or get ingrown hairs after waxing your brows or upper lip, this little guy is just for you. A soothing, skin resurfacing and conditioning treatment in a convenient rollerball stick, I apply this all over my brow area and upper lip after waxing (and for the next few days). It calms the skin and has done a great job of curbing post-wax breakouts and ingrown hairs. There is a larger format tube for bikini and other larger waxed areas available too, but I haven’t tried that one yet.
First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Wash ($25.00/16oz / Ulta) – I have had pretty strong allergies most of my life, but the last few years my itchy skin has driven me absolutely mad. This past year I finally started investigating the ingredients my products had in common and stumbled upon sodium lauryl sulfate and all its buddies – it’s a cheap surfactant that isn’t inherently evil, but can cause dry and itchy skin for those who are sensitive to it. This body wash is definitely pricey, but it’s one of the best sulfate-free products I’ve tried and it leaves my skin feeling soothed and clean instead of itchy and dry.
Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream ($20.00/2.5oz – Sephora) – Moving past the cute packaging and amazing smell, the texture of SDJ’s Bum Bum Cream is so luxurious, you’ll want to use it everywhere. It’s made with guarana extract to help firm and plump the skin, and it rubs in easily without drying too quickly or leaving a sticky residue. I love using it after a bath or shower on my legs, bum, and décolletage. The brand also recently released their Açaí Body Power Cream that I am growing quite fond of.
DermaDoctor KP Duty AHA Moisturizing Therapy for Dry Skin ($63 for the set @ dermstore.com) – Wow wow wow. I picked this up on a whim from DermStore after reading it could be a great solution for my keratosis pilaris or KP – a very common skin condition characterized by rough and bumpy skin (like goosebumps and lizard skin, but all the time). From the first application, even The Boyfriend noticed a difference in how my skin looked and felt. I ordered the duo and am seeing great results from both products, but if you’re wary of the price, I think it would be just as effective to start with just one or the other.Harry’s Foaming Shave Gel ($6/6.7oz @ harrys.com and Target) – A sulfate- and gluten-free foaming shave gel that actually works? Harry’s made it happen. I didn’t know I could feel so strongly about shaving products until I realized that endless itching after shaving wasn’t a necessity for smooth skin. Harry’s products are so well priced and well made, I see myself sticking with this one for a long, long time.
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