Winter Beauty aka What I Use To Save My Skin When It's -30 out.
So I'm a bit of a skincare fanatic... I'm not the kind of girl who jumps into bed sans washing her face, and while I don't wear much makeup when I'm not shooting, I AM a fan of healthy radiant skin. In the summer months my biggest concern is breakouts due to oil, but in winter it's the opposite... I most concerned about the drying effects of those nasty -30 winds we're seeing as of late. My skin is super sensitive to weather, and I'll see winter wear and tear on my heels, cuticles and cheeks in particular. Well, I'm happy to report that coming upon this Kimberly Parry facial balm has changed all that for the better. I discovered this product initially when I was judging the Cert Clean Beauty Awards, but it wasn't until the temperatures started to plummet that I reached for it to sooth my skin. As the balm is rich and meant as a mask I was initially concerned about clogged pores with regular use, but several months into winter I've not noticed any spots, and I'm applying morning and night (the directions don't actually say to do this, but so far so good!)! I'm not using as much as I would with say a facial oil, but as the cold does a number on my skin, I'm cautiously using it as somewhat of a protectant and to replenish moisture. I'm applying it to my heels in between pedicures, and on my cuticles as necessary. I'm also using this coconut and jasmine scented balm on my LO's cheeks and lips, sparingly, to reduce dryness and protect from the cold.